I'm having a recent problem with my XP desktop. It will not start up. It tries to start up, but then just stalls at a black screen. I've tried choosing the Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, Safe Mode with Command Prompt and Last Known Good Configuration(your most recent settings that worked) and Start Windows Normally. None of these options get past the black screen.
How do I get Windows to load from the CD? How could I possibly run scandisk? (I read some of these suggestions on other threads here.)
When I try to run safe mode with command prompt I get a whole page of this (I'll type a few lines):
The rest of the lines are the same except for the last part...the part AFTER the WINDOWS\
Some errors listed are: AppPatch\drvmain.sdb
and on and on and on.
What should I do? I'm just trying to get it to boot up one more time to get my pictures, etc off of it, then I'm going to format the C drive and reinstall windows.
Any help is greatly appreciated.