What happens when you select Safe Mode (without networking)? Does it spit out an error message, automatically reboot, or...?
If none of them work my next suggestion would be to repair Windows XP, a process that leaves your files, settings, and programs intact, though you may have to reinstall a few programs to work out various glitches that may occur. (Select programs will report your subscription has expired.)
It's entirely possible that it was more than just a loss of power, though. If you experienced a spike or surge it could potentially have damaged your computer, assuming no surge protector was used. Just something to keep in mind.
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While I was reading mail I had a power failure. I restarted the computer a while after the power was restored and while the system was booting...power failure...argh!
Now, when I turn on the system it doesn't boot up. I'm taken to an error screen that offers three different safe mode start up options etc. I tried all of the options (all five) and none of them successfully start windows.
Is there a way to get this system to boot without losing my data?
my system information is as follows:
P4 HT 3.2
Win XP SP2
2X190 Gb Maxtor SATA