A few days ago I was conducting a virus update for Trend Micro Internet Security 2005. About half way through the update the screen locked up completely, requiring a reboot. Since then I have not been unable to get XP Pro going again.
The XP CD will not boot after re-assigning the bios.
I have attempted the alternate DOS loading as a repair. Booted to floppy, ran SMARTDRV. ran WINNT and got the install files loaded. All seemed to be proceeding OK.
However after rebooting to continue the installation it reaches a point and will go no further.
That point is after the XP load screen does it's green icons left to right flashing and the screen goes black, the mouse cursor appears and is functional- and that's it.
Booting is safe mode results in it hanging at the same point.
I have retried the above several times.
This is in a dual boot installation. I have successfully booted WIN 98 and looked at all the XP files and directories- which seem OK. (no probs with HDD or MOBO?)
I would like to "repair" the installation if at all possible. But it is starting to look like a clean install may be the only solution.