1- the windows xp screen that appears jus before the welcome screen [the one in DOS type graphics] where the loading bar is shown appears but the bar gets stuck before it completes the distance. it gets stuck either in between or the beginning or the end; jus nywhere in the bar. then all u can do is manually reboot or shut down.
2- nothing related to windows xp appears [not even the screen defined above]. instead it directly goes to the advanced startup options screen where it asks for 'last known good...', 'safe mode...' etc. if i select last known good configuration the problem described in situation 1 takes place. if i select safe mode it starts loading some drivers/files then pauses for a while and the computer automatically restarts.
plz tell me wat to do. dunno why i feel its a hardware problem, my hdd the prime suspect. but i m still not sure. all i want is to be able to acess windows without problems ASAP so this is an emergency. i jus don understand why this is happening.
edit:it jus popped into mind, i shud've posted this topic be in the windows xp forum isnt it? nyways, if admin/mod wanna move it there then i've got no problems. it was my mistake [i think so].
Edited by badben25, 11 August 2006 - 12:40 AM.