Now after letting it sit for over an hour with power disconnected, CMOS reset, CMOS battery out, and VidCard removed, it says:
"CMOS checksum error - Defaults loaded"
And it has the option to enter BIOS or F1 to continue, where it goes back to the Startup Repair screen, as noted above ^
After toying with it for some time, I was finally able to boot in Safe mode. It listed a few drivers being loaded for me, then went to blank screen and rebooted. >.<
The last thing it lists before reboot is: