I had just loaded the GoBack feature that comes with Norton Systemworks 2005 and had to restart my computer for it to take affect.
Unfortunately I left the disc in and once the computer started with the usual compac start screen all I get is a flashing cursor. I took it out and now cannot get my computer to even attempt to start from the hard drive It always wants to use a cd.
I have tried to repair windows using the inbuild repair but it does not bring up a select repair on the 2nd screen, only on the 1st one (I had used the inbuild repair a few days ago when I had problems after trying to correct a spyware problem so I know it's there and does work). When I try to reinstall windows it says it cannot install windows on the partition but if I delete the partition it will make a new one. However I would like to avoid this if at all possible due to some content that I don't wish to loose.
Is there anything else I can try or will I have to start all over again?
oh yeah I have a Compaq X1404AP Laptop running XP home.