I wonder if anybody could help with my issue and how i could best utlize USBCD4WIN to resolve my problem.
A quick overview;
Dell Dimension 2400 running XP Home Edition SP2.
Running Avast and Spyware Dr.
1 Programs and documents not opening/executing but mouse/keyobaord and menu listing activity fine.
2 Turn pc off or Restart via menus not executing.
3 Restore screen available but not executing.
4 Manual power off and on.
5 System tries to boot but "sorry for any inconvenince" message/menu appears. System stalls on boot from this
menus and black screen with white mouse cursor appears.
6 Booting from Reinstall CD with R option came up with same results -black screen with white mouse cursor appears
7 Booting from Reinstall CD or C drive using various boot options ie - prev working config etc) now bypasses the "sorry for any inconvenience" message/menu and goes to a blue screen (Windows xp logo top right hand corner) and says something like "preparing to Load Windows" but then also stalls after the Windows logo with black screen and white mouse cursor. (I am loathed to try this again just in case the overwrite takes place)
I am at a loss as to whether the system now thinks im upgrading XP or trying a reinstall/overwrite but am thinking that i am very fortunate that the destructive install did not happen. (I assume that being able to navigate the docs and files via UBCD4WIN confirms this?)
There is a good 5 years worth of files and programs on the drive (in many cases irreplaceable) & i am hoping it is possible to restore the system as was and in tact pre the problem?
Could somebody please help me with my next move using UBCD4WIN to backup/restore my system to a pre problem status?
This post has been edited by dee: 23 November 2009 - 12:34 PM