|I hope someone can help me...I have a Compaq Presario C300 laptop with Windows XP. I have never had a problem with it until just recently. During normal use, I got a sudden "blue screen of death" and it shut down (it came and went so fast I didn't get a chance to see the error message). Now, when I try to use it, the computer gets stuck at the boot screen for anywhere between 20 minutes to a couple hours, if anything happens at all. If I wait long enough, it might get to the log-in screen, but when I try to log in, I get the message "error performing inpage operation" and nothing happens. I have tried to boot up in safe mode, but all that does is get me to a black screen with "safe mode" across the top, no desktop or taskbar or anything. Is there anything I can do to repair this, hopefully without losing any data? I have many many files and programs that I need to keep or recover somehow.|
I just don't know what to do, I have never come across a problem like this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.