I have tried pushing F8 and starting in Safe Mode, also Safe mode with the command prompt, also the last Known Good configuration, also Directory services Restore mode, also the Debugging Mode and I can't get a command prompt with any of them. I have my Dell reinstallation CD in my CD drive (O/S disk) but I can't get over to it to run. I tried putting in a boot disk in my A: drive and it booted on A: but said that C: was an invalid drive.
I've see posts that I should go to the recovery console and do this or that - but I can't get to the recovery console! Any ideas? I'm not a computer tech person - I'm just bumbling around anyway.