My sisters' computer has refused to boot. It is an Evesham Axis 1400 running XP SP2. Having tried all the safe mode options without success she has tried a repair install.
The XP disk boots,copies all the files and then freezes at the blue screen. As it doesn't get beyond this it is not possible to get to the tools in the repair console. Any and all suggestions welcome.Could it be a HDD failure?
It doesn't get that far. After the initial loading of files fom the CD the screen goes blue with the message 'Starting Windows XP' and stops dead. The next screen is where the option to install or repair should appear. Have tried with two disks so I'm as sure as can be that they are OK.
Do you have a diagnostic prog to check your HDD, such as one from Maxtor or Seagate etc. You may well find that you have "Bad sectors" on it and this is why XP will not run because it does a check of its own.