When I rebooted I got a blue screen saying some hardware was bad, I rebooted in safe mode and tried to figure out what broke but I couldn't find the problem. So I got a bright idea. I booted from an installation CD and got to the point where it asked if I wanted to install a new copy or repair an existing one so I chose repair. When setup tried to reboot it got the blue screen but it didn't halt it immediately rebooted in an infinite loop. I was able to press F8 to try and boot into safe mode but I get a message that Setup can't run in safe mode.
I rebooted from the CD and choose the repair console but I am not sure what to do to stop setup from trying to run or for diagnosing the blue screen.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Please explain them in detail since at this point I am feeling like I may have completely screwed my friend and if I can fix it I want to get right without making it worse.
Edited by Jim Kiser, 17 September 2005 - 07:01 PM.