My husband picked up the "xp internet security 2012" virus. Following the steps I found here online, I f8'd into safe mode -- which didn't work. So I changed the boot.ini (in msconfig) to automatically boot into safe mode -- and now the screen fades to black after about 30 seconds.
I think everything "underneath" is working fine -- except for the screen fading -- which makes it impossible to proceed with the removal fix.
Screen also fades in F2 (settings) mode -- and in f8 (normal) boot. So what now (?)
Edited by 07042j, 08 July 2011 - 03:29 PM.