I rebooted and things looked ok briefly til a black screen came up with
verifying DMI pool data.... update success
The little underscore just sits there and keeps blinking and the screen will be like that for hours til I restart, and see it come up again. Things I've tried:
Holding the insert key.
going into the configuration (it allows me to hit f2 or f10 before the freezie screen comes up) and restoring defaults.
Holding F8 in hopes of getting to safe mode somehow.
Unplugging the computer and then turning it on again.
Things I am considering trying: Removing and reinserting the RAM sticks (I've never opened this computer and don't want to if I dont have to)
Answers to some questions:
I don't have the windows xp professional boot cd, I'd like to burn something to give me a boot platform onto CD and insert it though.
I don't have a floppy disk drive on this computer.
I havent updated or installed a new version of windows, or any software whatsoever that I know of.
I am currently running on an ancient relic running win98 that I dug out of my closet, you can imagine how unpleasant that is! I'm using internet explorer for chrissakes! Take pity on me!
Edited by hamluis, 04 February 2011 - 05:59 PM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected.