Posted 28 May 2008 - 07:30 PM
Since you get to the Splash Screen, you're at the point in the boot process where NTOSKRNL.EXE is loading. The NTOSKRNL.EXE stage of the boot process starts as soon as the NTLDR stage is finished.
Basically, it starts the kernel level stuff, then starts some drivers, then starts the first user level stuff
This will cause a crash either due to a corrupted driver or a corrupt registry hive.
Since the keyboard actually freezes before this step (since the selections for Safe Mode occur while NTLDR is still in process) - this indicates either a bad/corrupt driver or a problem with the System registry hive.
Does the keyboard work to get into the BIOS? Are you able to access the Safe Mode menu by pressing F8 (even if it does freeze there)?
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