When choosing safe mode (any of the options) it loads the screen with what look like file names (can't remember exactly what it says - I will try to start the computer and write them down if needed) and then just stops.
When choosing last known config - the white line goes across the bottom (like loading) and then just stops.
When starting the computer it acts as if it is going to boot up normal - the emachine screen comes on and then the black windows XP loading screen comes up and then it just goes to the booting options screen and then won't go on from there.
I have tried to reload my XP - and it said it totally reloaded - but still no change in how it is booting up.
I can get to the BIOS - and it appears everything is normal and running smoothly.
Nothing was newly installed for at least a month prior to this power failure. I had not run a virus scan or adware scan for probably a week prior to this - nothing unusual found during them.
Any help is apprecitated. Simple instructions are best for me! rofl I am a "do it yourselfer" and have learned what I know - from smarter people showing and telling me how to get it done.
Thanks, in advance!