Howdy, I did that and the same problem. Tried to boot in safe mode with f8 key but iit jumps to boot CCD's and HD boot up choice. Like when you hit the del key to change the boot device. Maybe I have a missing dll? If I use msconfig, I can't boot in safe mode with networking. I do have the idea that I will have to format and reinstall! Yuk.
Maybe the earlier probs cause this??