I loaded a new game on to my Laptop, which is running XP Pro. Consequently the game kept causing a BSOD which flashed by too fast to read anything. So I followed the below tutorial:
I applied steps 1 through to 8 and upon rebooting my system, and now the laptop automatically (and instantly) turn off upon commencing the boot cycle.
Just as the BIOS begins to load, offering F9 & F11 as options the whole thing shuts down, barely giving you enough time to blink!
Note that I did not have any PC issues at all, other than loading a new game which caused a BSOD. I have since found out that all I needed to do was to update the graphics driver.
So my question is, 'how do I manage to boot the laptop up and change the settings back to where they were'?