I've just formatted a hard drive and added XP Home to it, and activated it. All went well. Now every time whether I go to Start/Turn Off Computer/Turn Off or to Start/Turn Off Computer/Restart I always get the screen that starts off by saying :
"We Apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this", etc.
It doesn't make any difference which of the following options I choose next :
-Safe Mode with Networking
-Safe Mode with Command Prompt
-Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
-Start Windows Normally
it always gives me the same message when I next start up.
No additional hardware was loaded before - it was working fine. The HD was getting clogged up with rubbish etc. so i decided to clean it by formatting and adding Windows XP. That's all that's on it. Not even Service Pack 1 helped. Before and after, I got the same problem and it's still there. All relevant motherboard, graphics, sound drivers have been installed too.