|So far nothing is helping. |
To ace omega: I tried before to Control Alt Del after a normal boot up with the blank screen.That doesn' work because nothing works in the normal boot up except holding down the main power button to shut off and start the computor.
I did try this in Safe mode, though. I went to Task manager, then file, new task and typed explorer. That didn't do any good.
To aegis1: As far as going into safe mode and the running msconfig, deselecting everything, I did that too. No difference.
To kuwese: I wonder if you aren't right? But how do I restore windows.xp? Doing a system or micorsoft restore in safe mode doesn't work. The DVD/CD drive is not working in safe mode. The PC doesn't even see the CD drive. I went into the boot up sequence and the only thing it looks like it is set up to boot into is the hard drive. If I had a recovery disk or full blown Windows XP version, I would change the boot up to the CD and let it boot up to the CD. Unfortunately I don't have a recovery cd or Windows full blown CD.
I guess, I am screwed unless someone has some other ideas to try.