I have read the many posts on the site but most assume that you can get past the safe mode screen. I cannot start up in safe mode nor can I used the last known settings.
I am running windows XP with SP2 on a Dell Dimension system.
What are my options? I have read something about a recovery mode but I am not sure I have that disc. I do have the original disks that came pre loaded with the computer when purchased.
Is this "recovery mode" on that disc?
I do have a new hard drive just purchased but did not get around to installing before this problem arose.
Of course I do not want to lose my data on the "old" hard drive--Can I insert the new hard drive reload the software from the original discs then copy my data to the new hard drive?
I just joined the community so any help would be appreciated.