Usually when this happens, I get the desktop up for a bit, I can move the mouse around, but I can't click on anything. After a few minutes or so, I get a quick BSOD pop up, but it's there and gone so fast that I can't read what's on it. It's not a full BSOD, just two lines of text followed by some numbers.
Now, is it possible to repair the Windows installation *without* formatting the drive? I know that there is a way, but I've never done this before, so some help would be nice.
I was toying around with it, trying to find the option to do a repair install and I stumbled upon the Windows Advanced Recovery Console (when booting from the XP CD). Is there a command in here that is used to repair the installation?
Also, when booting to safe mode, I get the following message:
One of the files containing the system's Registry data had to be recovered by use of a log or alternate copy. The recovery was successful.
However, this still doesn't fix the problem.
Specs: (don't laugh, it's an old machine)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual 4600+ 2.41GHz
NVidia GeForce 6800 XT
Windows XP Pro SP3