I've been working on a friend's computer for almost a 1/2 day now and I still can't get this thing to boot.
It loads the Splash Screen (Windows Logo), but when that disappears there is only a black screen left and nothing happens after that. There appears to be HDD activity for a few seconds after that, but then nothing. Here are a few things I have tried so far.
Unplugged all external devices and removed the battery. Disconnect the AC adapter and hold the power button for 10-15 seconds as the users manual instructed
Made a Bootable Flash Drive. Modified the msconfig file to disable all on the startup tab
Modified the boot.ini file with the /bootlog swtich - I still cannot find a bootlog, so I don't think it's loading far enough in to even create one
Tried loading into safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt and last known good configuration to no avail
Last Known Good Configuration gives a blue screen, but regardless of how many times I try to get the Disable Automatic Restart to work the system keeps restarting so I cannot read the error message
I am completely open to any other suggestions as I can't think of anything else. Keep in mind this netbook doesn't have any Optical Drives. It's a Compaq Mini 110c-1100dx. Which reminds me, I've already tried the F6 at startup. That doesn't work either :)