I turned on my computer one day, and it did not start. It just got up to the windows xp logo, and then just restarted. When I tried starting it in Safe Mode, once the list of things loading started coming up, at the end it asked me
"Press Esc to cancel loading SPTD.sys"
and whether I pressed the Esc or not the computer just restarted. Next I tried a different thing. I got the program "WinRescue XP" and I tried to boot the computer by making a book dist on my other computer. This time as the computer started booting up, when the windows xp logo came up, the screen turns black and the following message appeared:
The following file is either missing or corrupt:
and after this regardless of what button I press, the computer just restarts. At this time even if I try to start the computer without the boot disk, the same message appears. Something about the HAL.dll being either missing or corrupt. I have no idea what is the problem. Please let me know if this even makes sense to anyone. The computer worked perfectly the day before, no problems.
Edited by denkodt, 25 December 2005 - 04:51 PM.