And I finally just busted out my digital camera and took a snapshot of my BIOS screen in messed-up mode: click here
. It's a bit blurry, but for instance: where it says "Dttcct (ivvss a#dEE||t" is supposed to read "Detect drives and exit"
Here's some additional strangeness: When it is funky, and I boot up into Windows, the desktop comes up just fine. And when I just turn it off and immediately back on again instead of restarting, it works every time.
have a clue as to why this might be?