I have problem with notebook, windows won't start up when I tried this morning. The computer continually display the windows XP loading screen. The progress bar keeps on moving, but windows won't load up. I left on with the screen for 1 hour+, and it still showing the windows XP load screen. The big problem is that I experience a similar problem when I try to run Windows Setup for my Windows XP CD. Setup start to load and then display “Setup is starting Windows” and it just freezes there. So I can't reinstall windows either.
The problem was probably result of something I did yesterday. When I tried to shutdown my laptop last night, it wouldn't shutdown. So I forced to shutdown, ever since that it has had this problem. The only non-regular thing is I downloaded and ran Cpu Z (hardware info program) last night. Cpu Z is just and executable and doesn't install as program. Also, I might have forgot to close it out before I shutdown windows last night.
Also, my laptop has been configured for dual-boot with Fedora Core for a year now. Fedora Core 4 did start up properly and looks like my Hard Disk is working properly. Any ideas how to try and fix this problem?
Here is my laptops specs:
MSI 1029 Laptop
AMD Turion TM-32, 512 MB ram, 60 GB HD
Windows XP SP2 / Fedora Core 4