The boot.ini error message has now gone but the message now is "Windows did not start successfully" I have tried all the options available. "normally" and "last known good configuration" take me back to "Windows did not start successfully" and the others take me nowhere.
I am still going round in circles. When I switch on I get the message "Windows did not start successfully....." and whichever option I select I go round the loop and back to the same screen ad infinitum.
Hi, I had exactly the same problem some time ago. The hard drive (Maxtor) was failing. The test program for maxtor drives confirmed the drive as failing. I had no option but to replace it. Cheers, Bill
Hi Saltomon, I can only advise about 'Maxtor' Hard drives. If your hard drive is a 'Maxtor' go to the Maxtor website and download the diagnostic tools required to test your hard drive. Put the diagnostics onto floppy, or CD. Then, On your faulty computer enter the Bios and set the boot sequence to Floppy or CD/ROM. Put the floppy or CD/ROM in and start your computer. Your faulty computer will start from the floppy or CD/Rom. You can then run the tests by following the prompts. If you can get the serial No. of your hard drive it will also tell you if the warranty is still in force. If it is, Maxtor will replace it. Cheers, Bill
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