I decided to download DriveSentry from October’s dvd. It unzipped OK but at some further point in the installation my desktop screen froze. The cursor moved but was ineffective. Keys don’t work so I couldn’t call up Windows Task Manager.
I pressed the Reset button and the PC booted up but stopped at ‘Windows is starting up…’. Repeated resetting had the same result. I pressed F8 to try Save Mode, select the HD to boot up and the computer continues to ‘Windows is starting up…’And back to square one.
The only way I can turn the PC off is to unplug it.
Computer was a local supply in 1999 - can’t check its component names since I can’t open it to see system info! OS is XP Home Edition Service Pack 2.
Tapping F5 offers Windows Advanced Options Menu but arrow keys ineffective. ‘Last Known Good Configuration’ is an option but I can’t reach it. In fact, I can’t go anywhere since there is no response to Enter either.