About 2 weeks ago my sound stopped working and I started getting error messages saying I didn't have a Sound Mixer installed. Soon after I started getting a rull dll as an app error when I right clicked on My Computer (was trying to get into my device manager.) I ran sfc /scannow and scnchk, cleared my temp files, ran anti-virus, spyware software. I didn't turn the computer on for a few days because I had surgery. Went to turn on yesterday and can't get it to work.
When I boot I see the startup - scanning my memory... all that good stuff. I'm able to get into my bios and to the safemode boot menu. However, I can't get into Windows. I have 2 partitions - 1 was a small one with nothing on it, the other was Windows XP Pro. I get to the option where I can pick which partition. When I click on Windows XP i just get a Black screen, nothing happens. When I boot in safe mode I click on Windows XP and it begins to load the drivers, but only gets to about 4 of them (screen where Windows XP lists a bunch text down the entire screen) and then freezes.
I'm not sure what is going on. Does anyone know anyway I can avoid Reformatting?