not for me but for a friend.when he switches on it tries to load but he gets a message basically giving him these options:
start in safe mode safe mode with networking safe mode with command prompt and last known good configuration.
'scuse if i haven't written properly.i've written everything down quick as he told me on the fone.he's tried all the options and it does nowt.he's doesn't use the pc an awful lot and hasn't made ( doesn't have many programs installed full stop)any changes.apart from a cuple of nites ago he had 2 set a restore point cos altho he cud get his email he cudn't get on the net.he rang wanadoo tech support and they advised this.
he's using XP.
@ the sec the USB lite on the modem flashes RED when there is activity and the ADSL lite is doing nowt.dunno if owt is related.
he hasn't btw got a start up disk and he's using XP.
It may be a Restore disc. If he boots with a Restore disc it should put all back as when he bought the computer. But he will lose is files that he created. If he as on the other hand got a Full XP disc, then he can repair the computer with it and would not lose is files. But would have to redownload all MS updates
I had the same trouble last night suddenly crashed then would not restart tried safe mode , no joy tried last known good configuration but didn't seem to get beyond the startup screen but when I phoned a friend to see if he had any suggestions I tried the last known etc this time it got to the end of the startup screen then it went blabc as usual but I just left it while I was talking to him then after about 5min it suddenly started to continue, the only thing that I can think is that it takes time to reset back to last known etc been fine ever since just told me it was a device driver problem.
hi, so who ever this friend is, did he not set a restore point...as was said above..he might not have a xp disk, but does he have the restoredisk, put it in, switch the pc off, and then restart.....tell him to get with it....