My XP Home edition recently got corrupted so that it was hanging at the start of every attempt to boot into it.After everything else failed I tried a repair via the recovery console. THis involved the computer going through the 40 minute XP system setup again but it worked OK. The only problem was that I was now back in Service Pack 2.
So I tried to install SP3, which worked but when I rebooted I was back with ech boot attempt hanging at what seems like exactly the same time as before..
My guess is that a component or driver is corrupt but that component is only used by SP3.
Can anyone suggest what to do?