My computer installed windows updates last night and after it restarted and got past the Setup/Bios stage I got a black screen telling me the following:
Windows could not start because of an error in the software.
Please report this problem as:
load needed DLLs for HAL.
Please contact your support person to report this problem.
I googled the error and a website suggested that I boot into safe mode by pressing F8 at startup and then doing a system restore. The problem here is that when I press F8 it only takes me to a boot screen with no option to boot in to safe mode.
I hope someone can help me please as I have stuff on my computer that I really don't want to lose.
My computer has XP home with service pack 3.
Any help will be much appreciated.