Sorry to dredge up this common problem...but I'm about to take a sledge hammer to my laptop....
I am stuck in the startup loop. It's difficult to get to the screenwhere I select Safe Mode...so once I'm there I choose "Safe Mode" and it asks for my windows password. Then it says "...loading your personal settings" and then a window pops up that says something to the effect of "...detected an error...file was restored successfully" and there's an "ok" box. I click ok and the computer locks up. This sequence has been happening over and over.
I can't get beyond it.
I downloaded the MS XP Boot disk program from their site (this creates 6 floppies that you load). Nothing.
I do NOT have a XP CD. I have moved several times and it is long gone.
How do I repair the registry without the CD?