Before anyone suggests this thread > http://www.geekstogo...ot-t119053.html < I'd like to point out I have already read it. Although very helpfull, it never fixed my problem
This is a bit long winded so I guess I had better start at the beginning
About four years ago I bought an E Machines PC. This lasted me about two years and had a lot of use and I upgraded the hardware a couple of times. Then one day it died without warning. I considered repairing it but chose to build a custom machine and reused the reusable components of the Emachine PC.
I installed XP using the OEM discs which came with the E Machines PC and to my surprise the OS installed ok without any errors. I was expecting it to reject the install saying that the discs could only be used with an E Machines PC.
Anyway, last week my custom build PC died after a power cut. Coincidence or connected, not sure?
Since then I have aquired another PC FOC from a good friend. I put the C drive into the new tower hoping it would just boot up but that wasnt to be the case
Here's what happens..............
At the moment I am stuck at the black screen "We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully" Then I have the options to boot in Safe Mode, Safe Mode with networking or Safe Mode with command prompt or lastly, Last known good config or normally. Simple answer is, it wont boot in any of them.
If I try any of the Safe Mode Options is starts off listing the drivers and hangs at gagp30k.sys. As mentioned in that thread I listed before I have tried renaming the driver at which it hangs but it makes no difference. If I go for last good config or Normal start up it does no better. The text appears and I get a black screen with a white hatched line at the bottom which moving from left to right turns to a white bar across the screen and thats it. It will stay like that for hours, ive left it to see if it changes and it doesnt.
The only way I can get anything other than above is if I go into BIOS and change the boot order to CD ROM and load the RC which I got from here http://www.thecomput...edic.com/rc.iso
Then I re boot and change the boot order in BIOS back to fail safe default and I arrive back at the Windows did not start successfully screen once more.
Any more info needed just ask.
EDIT: I have tried changing the jumper positions on the HD but alas, still no good.
Edited by Mighty Boosh, 02 December 2007 - 07:07 AM.