"We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this." My options are:
Start in safe mode.
Safe mode with networking.
Safe mode with command prompt.
Last known good configuration setting (most recent setting that worked).
Start Windows normally.
No matter which option I chose, it does the same thing. The windows logo flashes and it goes back the above screen. Also, I have pushed F8 on the load up and it took me to another screen with other options, which all but 1 took me back to that screen. The one that didn't, I think was debugging, and a blue screen came up which said it was starting in safe mode, but eventually it just went back the initial screen.
I have XP media centre 2005. I have a recover CD that came with the computer from the manufacturer.
I haven't installed any new hardware but some new software about a week ago. I was using it on Saturday and it was fine, but Sunday I got this message.
I would like to be able to get into the C drive to save some of my files, but if I loss everything, it's OK.
any advise would be greatly appricated, thanks