|... can you enter the bios?|
... once in bios check to see if the dates are scrambled, if they are you may need to change the bios battery, while you are in there if dates are ok alter the boot sequence to boot from CDROM first, save settings before you exit.
... stick in the recovery cd and see what happens.
... ps do'nt forget to save your love letters, data files, pic's etc as the restore cd will "hose" them
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze