This problem has only just happened and I think was caused by me switching off using the power button instead of the normal Windows shut down- only a guess.
I have tried taking out the battery for 30 mins as suggested on some on-line forums but this had no impact.
There has been no change made to the BIOS, to best of my knowledge.
Try starting the computer up and immediately tapping F8 about once each half second.... see if you get any sort of start up menu or if the behavior changes. Let me know if there is any change. If there isn't, Charles should be back with you in a little while to continue.
Thanks, I have tried tapping the F8 as suggested but I am still getting the same screen, there is no start up menu nor any other change
No there are no devices connected to my computer
there is nothing connected to my computer other than the power supply
Yes I can
Yes I do see that option
I have done as you suggest, reset to default the system then automatically reboots to exactly the same screen with exactly the same messages.
There is no obvious change, no apparent disc activity
Yes I think I could do that if you give me detailed instructions, Thanks
I AM STILL WAITING ON A REPLY PLEASE