I have a Mesh desktop, three years old, Asus A7V8X mobo, XP Home. I haven't installed any new software or hardware but since about a week ago it refuses to boot up, giving the message...
"We apologise for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start sucessfully. A recent hardware of software change might have caused this.
If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, chose last known good configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked"
If a previous start up attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the power or reset button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose 'start Windows normally'.
Safe Mode with networking
Safe mode with Command prompt
Last known good configuration (Your most recent settings that worked)
Start Windows normally
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice
Seconds until Windows Starts: 30 "
If I wait 30 seconds, nothing happens. If I choose 'Safe mode with Command prompt' it freezes on this screen: http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n289/Ju...oldmeshprob.jpg
I tried to get into the recovery console via booting from CD and floppy - it begins to install the files but then stalls before reaching the recovery console menu. I tried the hard drive on the secondary IDE channel with a new IDE cable but no change. I tried the hard drive in another desktop and it boots up ok, so I think that means that the problem is not the hard drive.
Edited by Ju Ju, 26 September 2006 - 05:48 PM.