I started up my Windows XP box last weekend after it had been off for quiet a while, at least a few months. At first, when I started it up I received a blue screen with no message, and it restarted. I then selected
Last known good configuration, and XP started booting up. Awesome! But wait, it tells me that it has to run a CHKDSK...
I can wait. So I do, it goes through the CHKDSK, but then it restarts, and what does it ask for on the next restart? Another CHKDSK. So I try to skip the CHKDSK this time, and what happens? I cannot press a key to skip the CHKDSK. So right now I'm stuck in an infinite loop of CHKDSKs and unable to get into XP. I've tried all the variations of Safe Mode, disabling restart on system failure (maybe I was missing a blue screen after the CHKDSK...). But no, nothing.
I was able to get into the recovery console, but honestly I have no idea what to do now that I'm there. Anyone have any ideas?