Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 2
I come back from school to find my computer monitor looking as it should, except with an error message. The message was over the password prompt (which I use), and nothing (mouse and keyboard) responded. Like an idiot, I didn't write down what the problem was. I just rebooted. I got as far as the BootScreen (windows logo, green/blue loading bar), then the screen blanked, flashed a few times (LCD), and started the boot process again, as if I'd hit the restart button.
This happened twice more, and on the second time, at the BootScreen, it just blanked. The power was on, but I had a blank screen. I gave it about 2 minutes before I restarted.
When booting in safe mode, it gets as far as the Drivers loading screen. After it decides to load SPTD.sys it restarts...
Currently, I have put in the windows XP CD and am about to try to "repair" my windows.
Losing all the data on this hard drive would equate to a few thousand dollars, so that's ... not what I'm hoping for. If in the end I have to reformat, no problem, as long as I can get all my data. (Hopefully!)