My PC has recently refused to boot up to windows XP.
It reads a message saying "Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE to restart", when I do this it loads up with exactly the same message and I end up going round in circles!
Someone advised me to load my product recovery disc so that I boot from that and hit R for the recovery console, then type in fixboot which should solve the problem.
However, when I put in the CD, it starts to load and a message comes up saying "Setup is searching your hardware configuration" then the screen is completely black and nothing happens, so after 30 mins I tried again and again but I can't seem to get to the recovery console to try the fixboot method.
Any ideas how I can get to the recovery console? Or any other ideas how I can get my PC to boot to windows please?
I apologise but I am not technically minded and I would hate to have to reload windows as I would lose quite a bit of data and it took me a little while to successfully set up my wireless network at home.