Posted 11 September 2006 - 04:52 PM
OK, so there I was at work, I decided to pop up I.E. and get some ideas of tattoos. I was on a site and all of a sudden the laptop froze and IE was Not Responding. CTRL ALT DEL and got rid of IE finally. Then Outlook wasnt responding. CTRL ALT DEL to shut down this time. It went to synchronize b/c of the network at work, it said pending for a long time so I just held the power button in to shut it down. Upon Start Up, it shows the Windows XP screen with the blue bar going back and forth, then to the Gateway Screen, then the black screen that says push F11 for start up...goes to a black screen that says:
"We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.
If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known good Config. to revert to the most recent settings that worked.
If a previous startup attempt was interrrupted due to a power failure or b/c the Power or Reset button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused teh problem, choose Start Windows Normally."
Then it lists "Safe Mode", "Safe Mode w/ Networking", "Safe Mode with Command Prompt", "Last Known Good Config.", and "Start Windows Normally".
Safe Mode, S.M. w/ networking and S.M. with C.P. all do the same thing, which scrolls down through a list of locations, like "multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\Windows\system32\Drivers.....
Last known and Start normally go to the Windows Screen then Gateway, and right back to the black screen with all of that junk above.
HELP!!! This is my work computer, I really don't want to involve the network guy incase I did something bad and don't want to get in trouble!!! Any help is appreciated, thanks so much!!