Turning the computer on automatically takes it to the Windows Error Recovery screen after the blue options screen.
Windows Boot Manager Shows:
Though I doubt that's helpful.
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.
Starting windows normally results in a diagnostic blue screen stating "A problem has been detected an windows has shut down to prevent damage to your compuer." It flashes too fast to record any other information. The PC then restarts automatically
<f9=diagnostics> reports nothing wrong with the hardware.
This computer has a strange way of getting to advanced boot options. You have to go though <f11=System Recovery> which prompts me to use windows installation discs--which I don't have--.
Enter=Continue takes me toWindows Boot Manager which then gives the option of f8 boot options.
All that's shown is:
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable low Resolution Video (640x480)
Last Known Good Configuration (advanced) it acts the same as booting Windows normally
Directory Services Restore Mode also acts the same booting Windows normally
Disable automatic restart on system failure
Disable Driver Sigature Enforcement once again...
Start Windows Normally
None of this is useful if Windows won't boot at all. Though I could swear I remember being able to restore factory image from there, that option doesn't seem to be there anymore.
The BIOS screen doesn't seem to have that option either. But I distinctly remember restoring the factory image from the partition hard drive! I've either forgotten how to do that, or the option seems to have strangely become unavailable.