I have been given 3 computers within the last couple of days that wont boot past the windows logo loading screen - even in safe mode. Removal of the hard drives and scanning with anti virus by connecting them to a working operating system shows them to be clear. It's strange for this to happen with 3 unconnected people. Is this a known problem? All are running XP, 1 x compaq laptop, 1 x compaq desktop, on x acer laptop. I can't tell if these machines have had SP 3 installed or not. Any suggestions would be gratefully received.
Have you tried fixing the nbr or does it get beyond this?
If you have Windows NT / 2000 / XP, you can boot from startup floppy disks or CD-ROM, choose repair option during setup, and run Recovery Console. When you are logged on, you can run FIXMBR command to fix MBR...
This is what is making it so vexing. I would'nt think anymore of it, but the fact this has happened to 3 independent computers. I have also had a phone call from a friend who has exactly the same problem. Darn. Still open to suggestions :-)