I've had my computer for about a year, and it's been extremely loyal to me... until a few days ago. We had a power outage that lasted quite some time... and ever since then, my dear computer just hasn't been the same. It loaded perfectly once.. and since then, it hasn't been able to get past the loading screen (where it says "Windows XP" with the little blue bars moving across on the bottom). I don't know if it was the power outage, or if it was my fault for downloading something (I am quite the downloader......), but I would appreciate any help to get my little computer up and running again.
It runs on Safe mode, Safe mode with networking, and Safe mode command promp mode. I've tried to do the reverse thing.. where it loads the computer with the settings of a previous date in case it had occured errors... but it keeps getting stuck at the loading screen. I don't know if it's just taking an incredibly long amount of time to load... but the last time, I left it on and took a nice hot bath. When I came out... it was still loading.