Tried logging in to laptop this morning and got the subject error. Turned off computer last night with backup drive (clickfree) plugged in and it was still in this morning when I turned computer on - getting this error msg. Any suggestions?
Tks Jake. But how do I disconnect HDD in Dell Inspiron 1525? I unplugged the battery and power supply and started it again but same thing. I installed Win 7 (upgraded from Vista) a few weeks ago and was using my clickfree to recover old data files. Forgot to unplug it. Would this explain trying to power up as XP this morning.
Tks Terry, but that (disconnected the clickfree) was the first thing I did and same msg. I dthen unplugged from power source and ejected the battery to shut down the laptop. But when I put power back it still has the same msg. I dtried hitting enter as soon as it flashed up to get out of windows but no go. It's locked in this error msg.