WinXP, running Spyware Blaster, Ad-Aware,Zone Alarm, History Kill,SpyBot.
I don't believe it!! yes I do :-( My system was running fine until I decided to Install Norton System Works 2003 (Which I have just bought on-line because I wanted "Ghost"
As Norton was installing itself, the screen froze, leaving me looking at the loading bar three quarters through. I had to turn the PC off. When I restarted it, the loading got as far as allowing me to enter my password (as I am the admin) and it froze. I have tried inserting the WinXp disk to get to recovery,but it could not find "C" drive.
I have seen a message "!Page_Fault_In_Nonpaged area" But now I am looking at a WinXP screen asking me to click my user name, which I cannot, and it is in 16 colours :-(
I KNOW someone out there can help me (please):-) I am now using my wife's PC, she allow this sometimes!
I hope you do recover from this, but would advise not to install NSW. NSW can sometimes cause more problems than it solves, as I often found to my frustration. There's an option to run some of the programs directly of the CD without installing - I suggest you try them before thinking of installing.
This is what I've done with no problems. Just install the Ghost component only. To do this: Click on 'Browse CD' when the dialogue box appears. Open the GHOST folder & click on GHOST.msi to install Ghost only. Also, before installing I would recommend booting in Clean boot conditions to avoid problems/conflicts. click here if you need to know how to Clean boot your PC in WinXP. Good luck, G
If you do go ahead with a full install, it is also recommended to do so under Clean boot conditions.
This may be crucial too when using Ghost with your setup: You will not be able to use your version of Ghost to save an image file directly to an NTFS partition, but there are alternate storage locations - see the link for full details - click here.
I love you people, I still don't know how I have done it, but looking through your suggestions, I eventually managed to get into Safe Mode, in there, I deleted as much Symantec stuff as I could , went into regedit and did the same.
I can now turn on and off o.k. into windows my problem now is that I am reduced to "lowest (4) colour, but I know that you can help me out on this one :-)
Have you tried manually changing it to display in 32-bit colour? Right-click on a blank part of your desktop -> Properties. Click on the Settings tab. You should be able to change the number of colours to be displayed here. Change it to True Color (32-bit). Click Apply, OK. Now check to see if the problem recurs.