Hello once again,
I have a laptop running Win XP Home SP1 with the SP2 downloade and installed.
I have a Pentium 4 Processor with 512 Meg Ram.
A 40 Gig hardrive.
I am running AVG as my A.V. and Kerio as my firewall.
I also use AdAware and Spybot along with Spyblaster.
All my updates as far as I know are dfownloaded and installed.
My daughter got onto some sites for lyrics of songs. Everything was running fine. I shut down the laptop for the night. When I booted up this morning i got thid message -
Load Error! Hit any key to reboot.
I hit any key and kept getting this same message.
I tried using the System Recovery CD that came with the Laptop. It got to an install but it said that it would format the hard drive.
I then tried a Symantec Norton System Works 2003 CD I had and tried to boot from that. Evidently it tried to load Windows ME.
Then I tried to boot from a Floppy with XPBoot on it and that said it was an invalid system. I fear that it now looks for Windows ME and does not recognize Windows XP. It still reads from my CD Drive so how can I create a bootable CD to at least get me into XP to do a Restore?
It now won't Start my System Recovery CD.