Hope someone may be able to help...
I have always had a problem with the modem connection, if I pull out the lead to the broadband voyager modem, without cancelling the internet connection, the computer tends to freeze. My wife decided she wanted to use her computer and so pulled out the lead. When I came home I shut the computer down and restarted.
Whenever I reboot now, the computer gets to the windows loading screen, black with the flashing bar, and just stops. Wont go any further. I have managed to load it in safe mode, which works fine, and I have tried uninstalling everything I loaded from the past few days... mainly game demos. I have run norton antivirus, which apart from running really slowly hasn't detected a virus. I have also used system restore to a couple of weeks ago. Nothing helps.
The Computer is 1gig, 512k ram running xp.
I am hesitant to reformat and reinstall, as I have a huge amount of work, game saves, files etc that I dont really want to lose, and for some reason I cant use the cd rewriter in safe mode.
Help! Thanks in advance for any help.