|Apparently something infiltrated my antivirus/firewall and was keeping me from being able to boot into safe mode. As well, when I was able to get to the advanced boot options page, the keyboard suddenly would not work. |
I had run the antivirus program in normal mode, then tried to boot into safe mode to run it and it would not work. I then tried to load the XP disc and boot from it, but the system would not allow it. Next I cleared the CMOS by unplugging the computer, and putting a jumper on. Then I removed it, plugged it back in and rebooted the PC. The same message. Then I tried removing the battery and once it was reinstalled it had the same message.