When I try to access the advanced menu via F8, I get a small menu that instead asks if I want to boot floppy drive, cd drive, etc. instead of the advanced menu you usually see, with safe mode as an option. I'm unaware of when/why this changed as I've used safe mode previously, but it was a while ago.
I haven't tried using the System Configuration Utility method, as I'm sure it'll just cause the loop mentioned in BleepingComputer's How to start Windows in Safe Mode. And while it does include a solution as to what to do if you enter the loop, it doesn't provide a solution as to how to get into safe mode.
I've tried to run rkill, which I had downloaded previously, but it never gets to the stage where it finishes killing the processes, no matter how many times I run it. Antivir just ends it before that's possible. I can't do a system restore or anything, nor download/run Malbytes. I could get it from this laptop, but I still wouldn't be able to run it.
Help, please? I'm not the most knowledgeable in this kind of thing, so tell me if i've missed anything.
Edit: Using Windows XP btw.
Edited by Elegos, 27 July 2010 - 11:53 AM.