I need some urgent support.
I have a Dell Laptop (Latitude D510) which came with an installed version of Windows XP Pro. I earlier used this laptop in my office environment too, and then it was hooked onto a network. I never unhooked it from that network, even though I have been using this laptop for my personal use for sometime now.
As a part of unhooking it from the earlier network, I just decided to re-install the windows XP Pro with the CD provided along with the Dell laptop. Unfortunately, I did not backup my data before doing this.
After re-installing, here is the problem I am facing:
The computer starts up and then reaches the black screen and asks me to pick one of these options:
Safe Mode, Safe mode with networking, Safe mode with command promt, Last known configuration or Start normally.
Irrespective of which option I pick, it just shuts itself down and again starts up and asks me to pick one of the above options all over again. This keeps happening in a loop - again and again.
The only other information is, when I choose that windows should start in the safe mode; then it shows me the list of individual drivers that it is loading. It then stops for a bit when it is loading: "d346bus.sys"
That's when it stops and goes back to the loop again.
I am mortally scared of losing 80 GB worth of personal data on my laptop, collected over 6 years.
Any help on what I can do - and I would be immensly greatful.