I have an old desktop pc with xp and i've just tried to use a wireless dongle and the pc restarted and keeps restarting and wont go to Safe mode or any similar options.
Please may i ask for some help?
Buel, am I right in assuming that you installed some drivers for a new wireless dongle and from that moment on you've had that problem? If so then read on:
I appreciate that you can't get into Safe Mode. However, are you able to get to the menu that lists these options? If you are then select "Disable automatic restart on system failure". Now, that won't fix your problem but I'm hoping that the boot process will halt at a blue screen. If it does then I'm interested in the name of the driver that caused the crash - it'll hopefully be listed and it's usually a filename that ends in .sys.
If we can determine which driver is playing up then we can use your XP CD to load the Recovery Console and tell Windows to disable that driver.
Hello there and a huge thank you for the great help!!
Ok, i did as you suggested, this is all i got on the blue screen (in my vague terms):
A message tells me that if this is the first time this has happened i should restart.
Then it tells me that i should check if there is any new hardware or software installed (This is where i shouted "THERE IS BUT YOU WONT LET ME SEE IT")
Then a message saying that i should disable Bios memory options such as caching or shadowing.
*STOP: 0X000000ED (0X8A3E 0900, 0XC000009C, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)