This morning when I switched it on I found myself in a loop of [bleep].
Initially I got the manufacturers screen, followed by a black screen with lots of white writing saying windows could not start successfully and offering a number of options for safe mode, with run command, last known settings etc and a countdown as to when windows will restart...
None of the options work. If I hit any of the options the screen fills with lots of code and and then does the following:
The windows screen comes on (no sound)
the numbers lock light comes on the keyboard and stays jammed on
the screen goes blank and a no signal messages flashing across it
the black screen with the white writing reappears.
and it stays in this continual loop going nowhere.
I performed a full computer scan yesterday afternoon (regular thing)and nothing was detected. I only visited two trusted sites after that and I haven't downloaded anything, installed ot deleted anything or made any changes to settings.
I have checked all power cables and connections and everything appears to beas it should be.
I am completely clueless. My pc knowledge is extremely limited and I have no idea what to do next. I cannot locate the manual for my pc which is an old (but trusty - until today)e-machines 5240.
I have read through the XP thread but frankly it is above my comprehension. I have no idea how I would rule out hardware issues as per step one of XP repair process.
I am completely at your mercy and pray someone can help me please...Following an accident I have anterograde amnesia and my life is in that computer. PLease can you help?????