as of a couple of days ago I have been having the following problems on startup.
1st a screen appears saying:
Please select the operating system to start
microsoft xp home edition
microsoft xp home edition (original)
use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice
press enter to choose.
For trouble shooting, advanced startup options for windows, press F8
now if I select the 1st one being microsoft xp home edition it then goes to this screen:
windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt
please reinstall a copy of the above file
what does that all mean???
next if I choose the 2nd option which is microsoft xp home edition (original) the following then happens:
the windows boot screen does its thing then the screen stays black and will not go onto the logon screen. The mouse arrow is there but make a beep noise if you click anywhere on the screen. I then have to reboot the computer and choose option 2 again then it boots up properly.
does anyone know what is causing this? We have had so many problems with this computer, I just wish it would work properly.
Edited by LeonieP, 02 July 2007 - 11:46 PM.