Now I've used the laptop OK for about two weeks and last night I wanted to boot it up to check my email on the web and it wouldn't. It gets stuck on the Windows XP screen with the blue status bar that scrolls when booting up. Now I can get into Safe Mode but thats it. I tried Safe mode with networking and it hangs up.
Now I booted up with the XP cd into recovery mode and ran chkdsk and it said everything was ok. I even tried pulling the battery out and only booting up with the power with no luck. I also removed the 2 - 256mb memory modules and installed another 256mb that I had and ended up with no luck. I also tried uniinstalling the network drivers in safe mode and it wouldn't let be cause it said the laptop needed them to boot up so I disabled the network drivers but still a no go. I can't think of anything else to try.
IBM A21m P3
20 GB HD
Norton IS 2005
Anyone have any other ideas?