Big Problem with XP (booting)
OK so tonite I decided to get the new Microsoft patch for XP...and in the middle of installing it my rfeagin box froze. So I casually restarted it it normal mode hoping everything will be OK....nope. Windows starts to load but fails and the pc restarts. I tried all the modes, and they all act the same.
The quick restore CDs for my compaq don't want to boot either. I found a Knoppix disk and thank god it booted....now the qestion: what could be wrong and is there a way to fix this without formatting my hd?
Isn't there a restore from previous option
Hold down the F8 key while booting and it should bring up to restore from previous configuration option. Then it should restore from before you installed the update? If nothing else there should be a way to create a boot disk for xp. Either a boot cd or 6 unformatted disks? You can download the setup disks from microsofts site. Might need to borrow someone elses computer.