The words "Safe Mode (in blue) would be in bottom left-hand corner.
I selected "W-XP HE".
Program would then act as if going into Safe Mode because prog would begin to scroll the system drivers, stopping at "....agp440.sys" (I think 440 is correct). Prog would hestitate for moment, then I would get the "Apologize for the inconvienence, but Windows did not start....", with all the start up options displayed again to choose from (Safe Modes, Normal, Start from last known good point, etc).
I could select Normal mode here and system would start and operate no problem. Could not detect any operational problems. If I selected any Safe Mode option, computer would just start process all over again described above.
Used System Mechanic 6 hoping might help fix. Still could not enter Safe Mode. Normal mode still fine.
Had read in forums that Nero InCD (part of Lite-on DVD add-ons) might be factor, so updated that. Still no luck.
Last night used MSConfig, checking off boot.ini to start in Safe Mode.
I now have a perpetual rebooting loop that will not let W-XP start, regardless which start up mode is selected.
PC is Compaq S4300NX. The last hw added was Lite-on DVD writer few months ago.
Do I have to do a "Compaq System Revocery" or is there another method for attempting to fix prior to that? W-XP HE was onboard when purchased PC so do not have W-XP install disc.
Thanks for any help...ZiaMan