I hope someone can assist...
Followed the instructions at the end of this message
Tried the F8 safe mode startup, didn't work.
Tried to startup my laptop via the "Using the System Configuration Tool Method:"
After startup, I got stuck on the black/white options window (safe mode, safe mode with network etc.)
No matter what option I select, the startup defaults to this window.
force shut down the machine
Inserted the original Windows XP disc
and started up
-still back at the black/white options window.
(seems like the machine doesn't detect the XP disc)
any suggestions? -pretty frustrating
Tried to stru>>This is because once you set the computer to boot into Safe Mode using /Safeboot, it will continuously attempt to start Safe Mode until the /safeboot argument is removed from the boot.ini. Since the malware is not allowing us to actually boot into safe mode, you have no way of getting to a point where you can run the System Configuration utility again to uncheck the /Safeboot option. Thus, you are stuck with a computer constantly attempting to get into safe mode and not being able to do so.<< >>it is possible to fix this problem by renaming your boot.ini file.<< >>you can typically boot off the Windows CD that came with your computer in order to access the Windows Recovery Console.<<