Windows XP SP3
My desktop PC rebooted during the night (presumably due to an automated Windows update) and was stuck on a file system check. I forced a reboot as it had been stuck for hours and now the system won't finish booting. It shows the Windows XP splash screen, briefly flickers what looks to be a BSOD, and then reboots.
So far, I've tried:
- Booting into all variations of safe mode (just hangs)
- Setting BIOS settings to fail-safe defaults (still reboots)
- Choosing the start-up option to load last known good configuration (still reboots)
Any suggestions on how to proceed here? I haven't installed any recent software or hardware so I don't think this is a result of any explicit change I've made.