one night i decided to clear out my computer of all the unwanted programs that were installed, so all was ok on my 30gb win XP Home edition until i started my computer the next day.
when i started up the computer is was asking for the restore disk as a .dll file was missing, i restarted the computer and went into the BIOS setup and activated the contingency procedure bit and the computer automaticaly restared but now it starts but there is nothing shown on the screen... what should i do, what could be happening
PLEASE Help, i dont have my computer any more, now i need to use my work PC, and the blocks on the net are bad
This sounds like a problem I had on my Win98 PC, which I have since discarded. If I remember correctly, I was able to get into Ms-Dos command prompt by holding Ctrl when the machine boots up. From here, there are various commands you can type in, but I can't remember them exactly.
sysrestore or something can restore the registry to a date before the PC got messed up.
None of my efforts, however worked correctly, so I had to reformat my whole system, which meant losing ALL data on the hard drive. You can back-up really important files from the ms-dos prompt, though, but hhopefully someone else will post some way of fixing the problem that doesn't involve starting from scratch.