I'm stuck with a blank monitor screen after each press of the power button. The monitor display works when I disconnect it from the computer. This began after the next boot following an install of itunes and skype.
I've tried but cannot enter safe mode. 90% of my boots get a complete blank screen. A few show the error message below. Even inserting my XP Disk 'Recovery' CD provided by EMachines does nothing (I have an EMachines Desktop T3092 4yrs old). I also tried entering bios with several keys but had no luck using them to enter BIOS (del, F2, F8, F10).
I've read 12+ posts on this same error message below and the pinned post on XP repair. I've done what steps I can, what else can I try? And am I looking at a 3-4 hr fix or more like a 8-9 hr fix? I know we can only guess, but you can guess better than I.
p.s. My main goal here is to retrieve my files on this computer. The last backup was many months ago. I understand an XP repair would probably fix the computer without overwriting my personal files.
p.p.s. See below for error message I faced.
"We apologize for the inconvenience but Windows did not start sucsessfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.
If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.
If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the Power or Reset button was pressed, or if you arent sure what caused the problem, choose Start Windows Normally.
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with command prompt
Last Known Good Configuration
Start Windows Normally"