My laptop of 4 years (toshiba, windows xp, p4 3ghz), is not booting up!!
It turns on and attempts to boot into windows, i get the screen with the windows logo and loading bar thing below, but it stays on that for ages and then eventually on a blank black screen! I've tried rebooting in safe mode to no avail, also the 'last known working config' but that also doesn't work!
Any ideas as I don't fancy taking it to a local shop and being charged an arm and a leg, and I also would prefer to recover any data before rebooting it with recovery cd. (good job i bought the AAO from asda lol)