At first I could just press F1 and skip this stage, and the computer would start thereafter as normal. As of this morning, when I reached the point where I would normally log onto my account, the cursor had stopped moving. I played with the plug for the mouse with no luck, restarted the computer, nothing worked. What finally got me results was pulling the power cord to the computer, and plugging it back in. When the computer restarted this way, I went through the same process but the cursor would move again.
So I tried to log onto my account and it kept telling me the password was wrong. After two tries I noticed that whenever I entered a keystroke, the computer would enter two of whatever I hit. So everything I typed was coming out like ppaasswwoorrdd. I had to manually delete every other letter, and logged in. The problem persisted. I took pictures of the black screens to show the people on this site, but had no luck transferring them anywhere I could use them, so I'm hoping someone knows what I'm talking about.
A number of other things have gone wrong. After being logged in for some time my letters will turn to all caps, and shortly after the computer stops entering what I type. Any link I click opens a new window.
Before my computer died completely I did AVG and Ad Aware scans with no results. I was really hoping it was a virus. Now I'm just lost. I'm not sure what information is helpful, but the black screen said something about Floppy Drive Failed (80) or something similar. Perhaps that's what started the messages.
If you need more information, lead me in the right direction and I'll try and tell you what I can. I appreciate any help.
Edited by Stripes, 18 December 2007 - 01:35 PM.