Boot in Safe Mode after pressing F8 at startup and use System Restore to revert to a previoulsy working state.
Restore the registry to a previous working date.
Change the boot order to Floppy first (in Bios).
Boot up with a startup floppy disk and at the A:\> prompt type
C: (press enter)
cd windows\command (press enter)
Your prompt should read C:\Windows\Command, correct?
scanreg /restore (space between g and /)
Press enter, select a date PRIOR to the problem, press enter, wait for the process to finish and reboot WITHOUT the disk.
If you don?t have a start-up disk, download one from www.bootdisk.com.
I have a Gateway computer with 128mb ram and 15gb hard drive.
When starting up the computer, there is NO information shown as it would normally have. When the system finally boots up, the mouse is there and I have a desktop theme and that is basically all I have. There is NO Taskbar or any icons. I can right click on the desktop and nothing happens. As far as I can see there is no way to run any programs or diagnostics.
Does anyone have a clue as to how to fix this?
The only other clue I have is when booting up, it sounds like I get three (3) very fast beeps. On another computer, I did a google for gateway beeps and if I read them right, this could mean I have a bad ram.
One other thing I did, I know the pc is set to boot from the cdrom first, so I put a winXP CD in and it will boot from that CD.
Any help would surely be appreciated