I was installing windows updates yesterday night when i accidentally shut down the computer while it was installing the updates.
Today when i tried to turn on the computer, i chose last known good configuration a, but it keeps on restarting. It doesnt go past the Windows XP Splash Screen. When i tried safe mode and safe mode with networking, it still keeps on restarting...
The blue screen says.
A problem has been detected and windows has been shutdown to prevent damage to your computer.
STOP: 0x000000ED(0x85B785F0,0xC0000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
I have tried everything i know to solve this problem but it wont work.
i followed the instructions on this site http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555302/en-us
but i still get the same error message.
also, windows is installed on C but it gave me the option of drive D. when i tried to run checkdisk the only option i had was D:\MiniNT. My OS is on my C drive and i have no idea what MiniNT is.
also...i tried making another partition but it says i have to format my entire C drive to make another partition. I deleted the first partition (D) and it still has i have to reformat my C drive. It doesnt make sense.
Now i am thinking to install a hard drive from my old computer into this computer, have the files transferred there...then do a clean install of windows on my previous Hard drive and then when windows finally runs, just transfer the files over and remove the new hard drive...good idea???
i tried the repair install except it doesnt give me an option of repair...it says i have to do a clean install which i cannot afford to do. i have about 100GB of important information on the computer.