I have been pestered for a week by a message saying "this version of Windows XP is no longer secure. To get up to date security features, please download the latest service pack" or something along the lines of that. So i finally downloaded it, and i restarted.
Now, i get the Windows XP screen, and then a blank screen after that. i dont know what the problem is, and i cant get into safe mode to do a system recovery. it just stops at the screen with the list of system files.
For the hell of it, with the blank screen up, i typed in my password, thinking maybe it was working but the display was messed up. Sure enough, i heard the startup jingle shortly afterward. So its obviously a display problem.
Ive never encountered something like this. what can i do?