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Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with command prompt
Last Known Good Configuration
Start Windows Normally
But at this screen I cannot use the up/down arrow keys to try and start in safe mode.
I also cannot boot into safe mode.
I also cannot get to setup so I can boot from a disk if need be.
It's almost as though keyboard isn't working though I don't see how that could happen?
After that screen counts down 30 seconds through which I cannot do anything I get the Windows screen which looks like it's loading Windows. Then there's a half second "blue screen of death" with writing that flashes to quick to see. Then the whole process starts again. Ugh!
I've tried installing the XP disk but to no avail.
There's also a strange repetitive whirring noise each time the computer tries to load Windows.