HDD went bad
Also, AC Adapter was broken and eventually battery went dead
Purchased new HDD of same type
Was given a Dell Inspiron 4000 and WIN XP CD to use and used that laptop to install XP on my new HDD until I received my new AC Adapter.
Received new AC Adapter, installed the new HDD into the Dell 1000 and when attempting to boot, received the following:
We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this
The only options given are the Safe Mode option, but none of them work and only bring me back to this screen. I reset BIOS to default and it recognized the HDD properly, but still always go back to same error screen.
The HDD was working perfectly on the 4000 and was even able to put my files, settings, etc on it and use windows properly with no issues.
I do not have the XP installation CD any longer, nor the other laptop and am lost on what to do.
HELP, need to use this laptop!