thing is getting to it, if you carn't pop the menu up from the Start (on bottom left hand corner) you won't be able to navigate to it.
Can you access the Control panel.
Do you have a Millenium CD, you could try and recover by starting the laptop with the Me CD in the Drive and reinstall over to repair.
There is a chance that this could be some sort of a virus also.
If you have any System restore CD/Floppy sets thats another option