I'm running win XP pro. And I was trying to get in to safe mode w/networking and it goes to it but it just stops and a white bar graph appears at the bottom of the screen and starts to progress like a download until it gets to about a quarter of the way across and just stops. I've waited a few minutes but it never progresses any further than that.
Okay. I'll have to reset it up as the only other system I have to work with is this system, and old Dell Dim 4600. And the room I'm working out of lacks space to have both set up at the same time, plus they share the same monitor.
Still the same. Tried safe mode, and safe mode with DOS prompt also. Did get an error message though. Windows can't start, missing .dll for kernal.
If you have any questions at all click on reply to expert and let me know. If not please don’t forget to leave a positive rating for my help - it is greatly appreciated.
I have the installation disc and tried to repair the OS. The harddrive doesn't have a partition. I used the whole harddrive, and probably should have . When it came up to the proper screen, I pressed R to repair it. It then went to a screen where it wanted to know what which operating system it I want to log into. It listed !. Windows XP . I entered 1 and hit enter and it just stopped right there.
The disc is the original disc the came with the computer from Dell, back when they use to send them out. What is this ASR floppy they mention when you go into repair. It says the automation recovery console can repair the os and then they instruct me to insert the floppy into the floppy drive.
If you have any questions at all click on reply to expert and let me know.
If not please don’t forget to leave a positive rating for my help - it is greatly appreciated.