Windows XP Home SP3 : have had no problems for quite some time, gratefully. Yesterday, however, Windows Explorer was not showing my I:\ external drive (which has happened before), so went into Admin to Drive Management or whatever it's called where I have previously renamed that drive correctly and gone on with life. Usually C:\ (programs) evident as well as D:\ (partition with all files), E:\ (CD-ROM, etc., and the external drive with some other letter rather than its correct I:\ -- all I need to do is rename it to the correct I:\ and live happily ever after.
This time, though, the drives didn't show up as usual -- there was a Drive O and something else (E:\, as I recall); was a bit confused why it was different, so decided Drive O should be changed to I:\, which I did.
Suspect, however, that that was really C:\ and I changed it to I:\ ... 'cause now when I boot up it will go to the blue screen with MS Windows XP logo -- where the login box normally is -- and then just sit there. Is it possible I did, in fact, rename C:\ to I:\ and that is why the system won't go beyond the blue page
Tried to go into Safe Mode to see if that gave any options, but none appeared; also tried Recovery Console but couldn't find any useful stuff there.
Any thoughts / suggestions? Much appreciated.