Traded around a couple of weeks ago and got a HP Mini 1000 with XP Home, 1GB Ram, 80GB HD, no CD, USB only. A few days after I got it, it kept shooting up a runtime error (Microsoft C++ Runtime Error) however, the origination did not fully show only C:...... and that was it. Thinking XP I went to do a restore but the restore option was off. This runtime error was driving me crazy. McAffee wanted to update so I hit the Update button (AT&T Freebie). During the update a pop up screen shot up saying that 2 restore systems were running and one needed to be terminated. Automatically, the XP restore was tossed leaving Roxio BackTrack which I didn't know was on the machine. This morning, first thing, I opened Backtrack and chose the earliest point. The machine rebooted and kept rebooting!
First the HP bios screen comes up (you know f9 for Boot order and f10 for bios) and then the black XP screen shows for a few moments. Randomly, there is a 1/20th of a second splash of the blue screen. It will let me boot into the Backtrack program to select undo or another restore point. Neither option changes anything. That's as far as it's gone. Can't even boot into Safe Mode.
What gives? Ideas? Pointers?
PS- It will boot to a safe mode selection and will run through the Disk listing or whatever it is and then go into a reboot.
Thanks in advance! Jeff flydog.
Edited by flydog, 21 August 2012 - 10:19 PM.