After an automatic Windows Update my Dell Inspiron 1440 laptop is now stuck in a boot loop. The screen displays, "Windows is loading files...", restarts, then repeats the process. I did not install any new hardware or software previous to the updates.
I have the Windows DVD that shipped with the laptop. I am not able to access F2 Setup, F8 Safe Mode, or F12 Boot Options. The keys work as I can hear a protest beep after I've missed the reboot window. Anyone have any suggestions?