When I boot up now my screen goes to "Windows XP," then hangs on a blank blue screen (not BSD) - won't go any further. Scoured other forums and have not found a solution - tried:
1. Disabling VT-d in BIOS
2. Loading defaults in BIOS
3, boot into diagnostics from BIOS
4. Removed primary battery *have not yet tried removing backup battery)
How do I boot windows XP in safe mode using this computer?
Also tried F11 *disk doctor" - it would not launch.
This all happened as I was configuring my system today for the first time (relatively new system) and performed many driver updates - did this one by one and things were going fine. Then, I discovered the ThinkPad System Update package - installed this and then it scanned automatically for driver updates - I did three at once (I think one was finger print reader drive, one AMT 4.2, and the other some Microsoft hotfix) - after this, no starting up. I know there's a BIOS update to do (3.11 - I have 3.10) and I have created the boot CD for this though don;t have my base station/CD with me so I have to wait to try this until tomorrow.
Any ideas? Please help - this is insane, and I am kicking myself as I knew I should have kept doing these one by one and I also need a good imaging program to create images after each successful update so I could just roll back on an unsuccessful one - is there a "SuperDuper!" imaging program for Windows ("SuperDuper! Is the one I use for Mac)?