I can't seem to get safe mode to launch, when I do the usual routine of holding F8 and then selecting safe mode, I can see dos trying to launch a series of different drivers, but it then stops and says "press esc to skip ----" (whichever driver it's trying to load). It then simply hangs there in eternity, not doing anything, and swearing and crying won't help.
A similar problem, perhaps unrelated, is that when I run chkdsk,the computer reboots as normal, gets to the blue screen where it normally begins checking the hard drive, seems to start checking, but then promptly skips this and goes straight into loading windows XP.
Finally, perhaps also unrelated, I use AVG and everytime I run a scan, whether fast or full scan, it scans for about 3 minutes and then reboots my computer. I tried installing the latest version; no such luck.
I'm wondering if all of these are related, but if not, I would argue that the most important issue for me is not being able to boot safe mode, or check the disk.
Edited by la_z_boy, 31 July 2010 - 03:26 PM.