I am running Windows XP SP3 on a Lenovo Thinkpad, T61 series. After forcibly shutting down my computer, as it froze suddenly earlier this morning, I booted it up again only to discover that I couldn't get past the "Windows is starting up..." screen (i.e. the login screen). I cannot get past the "Windows is starting up..." message and so I cannot log on.
I attempted to boot into Safe Mode but to no avail; it just transfers me over to its own "Windows is starting up..." screen and I cannot get into the interface.
I searched around the internet and then Geeks to Go! and I found this post. As per Broni's instructions to that user, currently I am running Memtest86+ v2.11 on my laptop and afterward will run a hard drive diagnostic tool from that same post (am I correct in assuming I should use the tool listed for IBM in the link in Broni's post? just realized clarification would be useful before I run in blindly).
Running Lenovo's Thinkvantage Rescue & Recovery tool does not help me at all, though it corrected some corrupted DLL files earlier. (Nothing changed that I could see by the symptoms, however.)
Is there anything else I should do?
Thanks very much,
Edited by Andrew Hsieh, 20 July 2009 - 06:47 PM.