Question about Compaq Armada E500 Notebook
When I power on the laptop it acts as if it is going to boot up normally. I get the Compaq screen 1st, then initializing intel boot agent version 2.6 screen, then it goes to the microsoft logo windows xp screen. It continues to do this in a never ending cycle. I have tried booting in safe mode but nothing gets me past the windows xp screen.
Try tapping the F5 or F8 key (could be either one) right after you power up. This should take you to a short text message with a couple of choices to continue; you'll find the Safe Mode option there which will prevent the continuation of the unsuccessful boot routine. If you can reach the Safe Mode, run Restore and go back to an earlier point in time, you may have to go back several times because if you have picked up some kind of malware, it may have been backed up with everything else. Unless it is a really smart bug, you might be able to circumvent it.
Posted on Oct 11, 2008
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