If you have the Windows install disks you can pop them and in and try to boot from them. You should then be given an option to recover or repair and hopefully you can proceed down that avenue.
I have a Gateway monitor (FHD2400 24 inch) with both HDMI which I use for Playstation 3 and a DVI input which I use for my computer.
My computer is a Compaq Gaming PC Model number GX5010T. It?s running Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2, and just yesterday, I downloaded and installed the most recent updates for it and about 2 weeks ago added another Gig of RAM.
After using Playstation 3, I try to make sure to switch the monitor back to DVI mode, but last night, I forgot, and this morning turned my computer on thinking it was going to boot up.
When it dawned on me I had forgotten to switch the monitor back to DVI mode, sure enough, when I checked on the computer the monitor was black. I pressed and held the power button on the computer to shut it down.
Then, I attempted to get the monitor into DVI mode, but the Input Selector menu wouldn?t appear, and I couldn?t turn the monitor off, so I pulled the power cord on the monitor.
When I plugged the monitor back in, I was able to turn it on and get into DVI Mode.
However, when I booted up my computer something was very wrong.
I got the usual Compaq screen, and then the screen showing ?Microsoft Windows XP Professional? highlighted as the startup option, so up to that point everything was normal, but suddenly I got the following screen message:
?We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.
If your computer is not responding, restarted unexpectedly or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders choose ?Best known good configuration? to revert to the most recent settings that worked.
If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the power or reset was pressed or you are not sure what caused the problem choose ?Start Windows normally?.
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Last known good configuration (your most recent settings that worked).?
I have tried to start Windows normally by either pressing ?Start Windows normally? or letting the computer count down and do it on its own but with no success. I have also attempted to restart using ?Best known good configuration? and Safe Mode.
However, in all cases the Windows loading window appears or the Compaq window appears and then the regular startup window showing ?Microsoft Windows XP Professional? highlighted as the startup mode, but then it goes right back to the screen with the ?We apologize?? message. It?s become an endless loop.
I have attempted F10 to get into the System Recovery menu in the hopes I can use the Windows Repair mode to get to the desktop, but rather than take me to the Recovery Menu, it says on the bottom of the screen above a white progress bar ?Starting Recovery Process?.
Does anyone have any idea as to what may have gone wrong?
Is there anyone who can help me get out of this mess without having to go through a system recovery?
And, does anyone know why can?t I get into the Recovery Menu, so I can select the ?Windows Repair? option?
Thank so much to everyone in advance for your help.