I've searched for solutions such as booting up the laptop in safe mode but it freezes on the same screen for any of the safe modes. I've seen the threads where I can use my XP cd to boot it up but it didn't come with one. If the laptop is broken, I would like to get the files stored onto it. The things I installed recently on the laptop was a xp theme downloaded off the web, theme for firefox, and an emulator.
My laptop is a Sony vgn-sz120p and I have Windows XP 3.
I would like to have this resolved asap because I am a college student and I need to access some files due for my course at the end of this week.
Thank you so much for anyone that can offer help/advice!
Edit: I've tried removing all but one stick of ram to see if it would change anything but nothing either.
I have 'Microsoft Windows Recovery Console' that boots with Windows XP asking me to pick either one. I can log into C:\Windows but I'm not sure where else to go from there.
Also, I found that some people had problems because of a corrupted registry so I am going to try this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545 if that works.
I'll continue updating my progress but with the basic computer skills I have, I can go so far.
Edited by spaceytjk, 12 October 2010 - 10:47 AM.