Posted 12 March 2007 - 10:22 PM
The only access readily available is the cover to the memory. Either opening this cover helped, or being more patient to let the system boot on the recovery CD was the answer. Things are still amiss though. The system recovered and I saw Bill's note saying the computer just recovered from a serious error. But once the sytem was completely booted, the screen went blank on its own, and then reloaded to the pass code box, then on to the Welcome screen indicating personal settings are loading - where it has locked up. On older Windows systems, I recall a check-disc utility that would repair corrupt tracks. Does XP Home SP2 have that feature (or do you have any suggestions of something else to remidy this situation?). Any way you slice it, I feel hope rising from the ashes! I will shut this down and try again. I hope not to have to reformat the hard drive if possible, but I'm willing if need be.