I have been using this PC for a few years now and have never had any problems, now from one day to the next it will not boot.
I get the typical start-up sounds, fan, beeps, etc. Then the red screen pops up that has always popped up showing (this is from memory so bear with me if this isn't exactly right) K7T-Turbo MDI Athlon/Duron processor etc. This would usually be followed by a quick flash of a black screen filled with lots of text, then it would cycle for several seconds on a blank screen and then my desktop background would display and a few seconds later I would get the password prompt.
Now I get the red screen with the K7T-Turbo MDI Athlon/Duron processor information, then a black screen with some text (but not the usual) which includes an Energy Star logo in the top right corner, but this only stays around for about 2 seconds and then the screen goes black, then jumps or flashes and I get the red screen back with the K7T-Turbo information. This will continue as long as I would let it.
I can access the BIOS screen by hitting delete during this mess, and I can access the screen with the Safe Modes and other options, but none of this seems to do me any good. I have tried activating the Safe Mode, and also made several changes in the BIOS to see if this would make any difference. It changes nothing. I even opened the PC and removed and replaced the internal battery to see if it might reset a BIOS setting that was creating the issue. No luck.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, I need to get back into my PC immediately and I am way out of my league. I don't know where to go next.
Thanks so much,