NTdetect failed comes up as Windows is loading and it keeps restarting after the error message.
I cannot start in safe mode at all. I have the original OS disk, but when I loaded it and pushed R to repair, it asks for a administrator password (which I don't know that I even set three years ago?) so I can't continue with the repair. A tech guy had to reformat a year ago due to viruses, maybe he would know it? Anyway, if that is my only option, I'll just let the Geeks handle it.
Just curious what caused the error? I do let my 6 year old use it for online kids games, she's the only one that used the PC yesterday. Husband said it looked "normal" when he shut it down last night. The error started this morning when I turned it on.
I have been searching for an answer to this and haven't found one I can apply. This is my last effort before I haul my pc to the Geek Squad at Best Buy.
I'm not sure what info you need, here are the basics:
Dell Dimension 4600C
Intel Pent 4
2 GB ram
Norton Internet Security
Thanks for your time and expertise!!!