When i turn on the computer, DELL 4600 Inspiron) it boots and when the logo of Windows XP appears with the black background as usual and the progress bar scrolls,, well On that stage it stops completely so i cant even get into the welcome screen.
Also when i turn it off and on again i am asked this "we are sorry for inconvenicnce..... and gives my 5 options --- safe mode, safe mode networking, last good config, normal startup, and something else.
BACKGROUND...computer had not been used for almost 3 years...long story...my ignorance. Anyway while attacking a problem with my Vista thru this wonderful board, the issue of cleaning was brought up. while making the requisite mess i decided to clean the XP also.
Botted it....slow, took off AVG Free, and rebooted....and it is like a new machine. Armed with all my new found knowledge from my Vista bout, I set about adding Avast and Revo Installer. then i started removing all the unnecessary or unwanted programs. Anyway I removed a program and found out i wanted it back...it was not an essential program, something from Yahoo I think. I could not get it to reinstall for some reason so I was did a system restore to earlier that day.
After the system restore, the machine shut down. when rebooting the aforementioned occured. Tried rebooting in safemode and get a list of partitions...the last one being.....multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows\system32\ drivers\agp440.sys
I have no way to do any commands in safemode.
So just when i was falling in love all over again, she jilted me. Compared to Vista, XP is so much better in my opinion.
ALSO, I have no recovery disc (thanks Dell), but have all the other discs including the installation CD. There is basically nothing on the machine so I don't mind reinstalling (but it does not recognize any CD on bootup.
Sorry for such a long story, but too much info is better than too little...right
Anyway you guys like boopme and Gringo are fantastic.
If there is any hope, I know I will get it here. If not...oh well....this place is still fantastic.