Was wondering if anyone could help me with this? I have a Compaq Presario V4000 - this is what appears on screen when I try to start the laptop:
We apologise for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully... blah blah blah.
(Last time I used the laptop was to watch a DVD and charge up my mp3 player, could that have caused this?)
It then gives me options:
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Last Known Good Configuration
Start Windows Normally
However, none of them work - they all just take me back to that same screen after about a minute.
I tried inserting the Operating System CD to try and repair it by following the instructions in the booklet that came with the laptop. However, the booklet says that after accepting the liscence agreement, I should press R to repair the selected Windows installation.
What is actually on screen after I accept the agreement is this:
Windows XP Home Edition Setup
The following list shows the existing partitions and unpartitioned space on this computer.
Use the UP and DOWN ARROW keys to select an item in the list.
To set up Windows XP on the selected item, press ENTER.
To create a partition in the unpartitioned space, press C.
To delete the selected partition, press D.
38155 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi [MBR]
C: Partition1 [NTFS] 38146 MB (20805 MB free)
Unpartitioned space 8 MB
I have absolutely no idea what this means! Am scared to do anything incase I mess up the computer even more.. and what's annoying is I don't know how it got like this in the first place.
I've seen a few other threads about this, but they seem slightly different to what my computer is doing and I was looking for direct advice incase my computer has a different problem or there's another way to solve it or something. So... anyone have any ideas? Any help would be greatly appreciated as I really don't have a clue what to do, and as I'm a student I'm a bit lacking in funds to put it in somewhere to be fixed!
Thank you VERY VERY much in advance to anyone who can help me! :)