Hi, every so often for the past few weeks my machine (Mesh Matrix 1800) has been acting wierd. I've had this for around 5 years and it's worked without problem. Now, when I try to shut down, it takes anything from 15 mins to never shutting down and I just have to use the button.
Sometimes when I switch on, it doesn't get past the 1st stage and ends at the listing of the Primary Master, Primary Slave, Secondary Master, Secondary Slave sort of thing. The light on the Floppy Drive stays on too.
If I press the Del key I can't get anything from the screen that appears. How can I get into safe mode?
I've checked all the connections on the drives, etc, everything seems to be fine. Sometimes it boots up if I press the restart button, other times it kicks into action if I leave it off for a day or so.
I've tried to access my recovery CD but that doesn't work either unless the machine is totally booted up & into windows. But the problem there is that when I try to run the disc it says that it can't help as I have a newer version of windows. I use XP which came preinstalled by the manufacturer MESH Computers. Probably the problem there is that I've installed the Windows XP Service Pack 2. Would it do any damaged to uninstall Service Pack 2 & run the recovery disc?
Is there any kind of program online to check it over? A friend says someone on eBay sells a recovery CD that will boot your machine up from any state, even dead.
Thanking you in advance, John.