If I hit F9 or F12 in early BIOS, I get a black screen with an underline cursor in upper left.
In the middle of the screen is a green block and the letter n with a tilde ~ over it.
How long should I wait? It sat there for 15 seconds and no movement. No keyboard or mouse actions can do anything.
I've never tried booting into the RE or Boot menu. But, on occasion when a boot would hang, I would get the DOS-like boot screen that asks if you want to start Widows normally, try safe mode, (all those options), etc.
Booting off DVD into Recovery environment works as expected.
Does this mean my System Reserved partition is whacked?