The computer starts to load windows but then defaults to the screen which gives options for safe mode, last known configuration etc. None of the options on that page work and the computer ultimately returns to the same page. I have looked at the startup devices in the Bios and there are three options. Each option is selected in sequence, C Drive, CD-ROM and Diskette. I have tried to boot from a Windows XP Disk. The problem arose when my wife pulled the power plug from the back of the computer, probably with out shutting down windows. But I must admit that has probably been done a hundred times in the past.
The computer is a Compaq Presario 3000. It is about 7 or 8 years old. I believe it was loaded with Windows 2000 when it was new and that I upgraded it to XP. But my memory is fuzzy on that.
Any suggestions? Thanks