I'm wondering if amybe the system recovery has ran halfway through and so there is no Windows to boot with. Would this affect upon BIOS and/ or safe mode? And what other solutinos are ther if this is the case?
Well, depending on how far the recovery went, I guess it could have done a "partial" installation thereby destroying windows... but I can't say for sure as I've never experienced it. Windows has nothing to do with the bios, so the bios should be intact. The only option if windows is destroyed would be a full reinstallation.
However, I assume you do have data that you need to recover, and there are means you can accomplish this so we won't go there yet unless we determine you have no other options.
Did your laptop come with manufacture's recovery CDs, or a true windows XP cd? Also, does your documentation speak of any hidden recovery partition on the hard drive? IBM, HP and I assume other manufactures use a hidden recovery partition that is capable of recovering a machine to factory specs. Do you think your machine has this partition?
Edited by makai, 12 August 2005 - 10:04 AM.