My Windows XP will suddenly not start. I have a HP Pavillion Desktop.
I even tried using the recovery CDs, but it fails to even get to the recovery screen. When I try to get to the recovery screen using F10, it fails. Using the recovery CD, I can get to the recovery screen, but after pressing R, it tries to start the recovery console and then fails. A lot of posters online have suggested running CHKDSK, but I cannot get to a prompt to do it. I have also run diagnostics using PC Doctor from the bootable CD I had created, it showed no hardware errors. Pls help. I do have a backup of my data, but if I can recover without formatting the hard disk, I would prefer that.