|xp doesn't normally go to a black screen to 'chosse to press start windows normally' unless there is more than one operating system entry.|
'the only thing its letting me do is go to the setup screen which is a blue screen'
what does this mean? Setup?
xp normally loads to the welcome screen where user names are displayed (or straight to the desktop if one user with no password).
Then it will freeze on black screen (after blue screen?) Different from earlier black screen.
So I still don't have a clue what's going on.
Is the keyboard working? 2 things - try pressing the key for the bios settings (usually F2 or Del - should tell you onscreen). if this doesn't work, keyboard is not working. If it does, then try F8 for safe mode menu. if this doesn't work, means windows isn't picking up the keyboard. Try another - if the one you've got is USB, try PS2 one if possible.