I managed to find the windows XP boot disc..
By pressing F12... I could select the CD drive..
After a bit of analysing and experimenting...
I found two options..one to retart or reinstall from the disc.
Another to try and restore or repair..
Initially I tried to repair/restore...but it asked me to select something with windows...
but it did not make any options...so I was not sure what to enter..and when I tried to enter
some info... it would only allow me one letter...unless it wanted drive...such as "C"..
So I restarted and selected to restart from windows xp disc..
After several mins..checking and saving some files ..and installing..
It then started to initiate....but it seemed to stop doing anything after an hour..
so I stopped the process and restarted my computer...
It loaded and restarted !... and I am now able to get back online..
but the desktop looks larger icons than normal... and I can only
get online with google chrome, not IE...
I wonder if I can now somehow reslect a retore point just before It crashed..
I have access to the history.. so I may be able to work out when..
I wonder if you have any further suggestions..
Ive got to hope that it restarts again when I try again.. as sometimes...
in the past Ive seen a computer recover but only for one or two times..