Hello - I am sorry for the delay in responding. I needed to have a virus issue resolved before I could continue.
My computer was custom made locally with an AMD Athlon II x 2 250 3.0 GHZ processor. I have a Gigabyte GA-M68M-S2P motherboard if that's of any help. I'm running XP home edition.
Here’s what happens when I turn on my computer:
1. The Bios screen comes up, goes to black.
2. The next screen comes up. It states:
"Loading Operating System...
Boot from CD/DVD:"
This screen disappears almost immediately and the next screen comes up:
"Select the Operating System to Start:
Microsoft Windows Recovery Console
do not select this (debugger enabled)
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.
Press ENTER to continue.
Seconds until highlighted choice will be started automatically: 1
For troubleshooting and advanced startup options for Windows, press F8."
Note: I have tried pressing F8 but it doesn't have any effect. I have tried pressing and holding F8 throughout each process and nothing seems to get me to safe mode.
3. This screen then goes away very quickly and the system then opens to the XP welcome screen that leads to the desktop.
Please let me know what other information could help you diagnose this problem.
Thank you for your help and suggestions-- JcbsDa