Before I continue, I want to be sure that this is for Windows XP Home Edition. If any reason the topic says it's under Windows Vista (although I'm choosing Windows XP), please ignore it, it's for a Windows XP Home Edition.
It's Friday the 13th, and I come home to find that my fiance's laptop (which was mine in the past) has 'almost' stopped working.
I notice that the screen was black, so I decided to manually shut down, and restart (havn't gotten into Windows yet). Afterwards as I watch closely, it shows "compaq" like normal with the 3 options at the buttom (F10/F12/esc). Then of course it makes a quick flicker to begin Windows, and that's when it goes black—not responding.
I've tried everything, here is a list of what I tried. After each item, the computer stops responding when it's time to start up Windows.
- Safe Mode.
- Safe Mode with Networking.
- Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
- Enable Boot Logging.
- Enable VGA Mode.
- Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked).
- Directory Services Resore Mode (Windows domain controllers only).
- Debugging Mode.
Disable automatic Restart on system failure.
Then I attempt to insert the "Operating System CD", so I can either repair or reformat. After the CD starts up like normal and load's the files, when it reaches "Setup is starting Windows", it stops responding.
I've completely ran out of ideas, and I hope this website I found on google can assist me with this issue. Thanks for reading however, and any information that may fix this problem is greatly appreciated.
Edit; Grammar/spelling error(s).