When Windows XP tries to load, I get the following message: "We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this." My options are:
Start in safe mode.
Safe mode with networking.
Safe mode with command prompt.
Last known good configuration setting (most recent setting that worked).
Start Windows normally.
Use the up and down arrows to highlight your choice
seconds still windows starts: 30
Whenever i start safe mode, a lot of messages flash up on the screen and then the microsoft windows xp symbol appears as if its ready to start up but my computer enters sleep mode and again i get the same message: "We apologize for the incovenience.......".
and when i press, last known good configuration setiing or start windows normally. The microsoft windows xp symbol appears again as thought its ready to start up but it just goes back in cycles to the same message. i can press delete to enter setup/qflash to get into cmos setup utility a blue screen appears with a lot of different items i can enter into, but i dont know where to go.
My windows xp home edition was installed by a manufactuer called iqon so i dont have any discs what so ever, but i do have the product key.
any help would be great.