So I tried starting up in safe mode with networking, went to the windows update site to see if the update was sucessful, and I got an error message that windows had encountered a problem and the information was not available. I wanted to see if I could run another update check, but could not do that.
So then I tried restoring to yesterday, restarted the computer, and it still stalls on the XP progress bar opening page. Then I tried opening again in safe mode and tried the option of starting with the last known good configuration. Still is stalling.
What is so frustrating is that it was working fine until I did the windows update. Now I can't even seem to start it up in safe mode, all I can get is the XP progress bar.
And that is far as I got before I had to go to work, when I am posting this from.
Is there anything else I can try? My HP Pavillion has bundled software, so I have no actual XP CD, just my recovery CD set which I do not want to do because I have a large project I do not wish to lose.
Is there an actual phone number to talk to a Windows live help? All I could find was a place to email them about a problem, and I need my computer today.
Any help wpuld be appreciated.