My daughter has a compaq notebook mini 700 and currently when you start it up it remains in the start up screen offering 5 options safe mode safe mode with networking safe mode with command prompt last known good configuration start windows normally
All of this options result in nothing more than going to the XP microsoft graphics page and then offering f9 - change boot device order f10 - BIOS setup neither of these work. For a split second there is a blue screen with yellow writing that cannot be read and it then reverts to the original black & white start up page !
Any ideas ??
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Hit F8 when the notebook boots and disable automatic restarts.