I’m having trouble with an XPPro PC. This started with a conflict between Zone Alarm and a recent MS update. Eventually the PC locked up on start up (trying to auto reinstall ZA I think), and will not start in Safe Mode either.
A ‘Repair’ install of XP produced the same result.
I can access the partition with Knoppix. Does anyone know if there is a file that I can edit, delete or rename which will enable XP to start.
Plan B is to do a full reinstall but I would have to capture all the data first (eg via a USB memory stick) as my friend, the owner, has no data back ups!!!. Also would need to follow up with drivers etc, so wish to avoid if poss.