Many other XP users posted their frustrations with how CHKDSK (i.e., CHKDSK/f) simply takes over the PC, running itself at boot-up, then restarting and re-running itself, and again ... and again ... endlessly.
All of the suggested fixes require using either the keyboard or mouse; however, I have neither available!
All during the CHKDSK loop nightmare, ALL USB ports/functions are completely dead! They have no power (lights are not on either). These devices all work properly in another PC.
This just started this weekend. It has never happened before.
I have removed everything so that only the keyboard is plugged in, and still nothing.
I have tried booting with the XP CD-ROM engaged, but the CHKDSK monster ignores it, along with everything else I've done to try and break the cycle.
Can anyone offer a solution, or even a suggestion, knowing the ONLY things I can control are the power on/off, and the restart button? That's all I can do!