today I am unable to turn my computer on at all. Windows will not boot. When I turn it on, it goes to a black screen with white writing which says the following...
"We apologize for your convenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this."
It gives me the option to start windows in safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt, last known good configuration, or start windows manually.
No matter which I choose, windows will not boot. It merely restarts itself over and over, going back to this black screen with the above message. Briefly before it restarts, a blue screen sometimes flashes telling me that "a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME"
Throughout the past few days, the computer had been operating very slowly. Lat night when I put my computer on, I got a blue Windows XP box saying that one of my disks needed to be checked for consistency, then it proceeded to do so in three steps (verifying files, verifying indexes... including recovering lost files, and verifying security descriptors). This process took a few minutes.
After this happened, I posted a HJT log in the HJT Analysis Forum, and it seems that I have MyWebSearch on there, so they were advising me on how to get rid of that. However, today I can do nothing, as the computer fails to boot.
Any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciate.
Edited to add... computer is a Toshiba Satellite laptop, and I do not have a Windows Installation disk.
Edited by MamaRamona, 29 May 2007 - 12:50 PM.