Before we get too carried away we should try the following ...
Start tapping the F8
key after you press the ON
button, and continue tapping until you are presented with the "Windows Advanced Options Menu
Use the UP/DOWN arrow keys to select "Last known good configuration
", and press the <ENTER> key.
The computer will attempt to load Windows.
If Windows does not start, try the same thing again .... and continue trying for at least 10 times
, before you rule that option out as a means of getting your OS up and running again, normally.Why 10 times? Based on past experience, a successful result is sometimes achieved after several consecutive failed attempts.
In the event that we cannot get your system operating again, what are your thoughts on wiping the hard drive and doing a clean install of Windows? Are you prepared for doing this?
You wrote: "In reference to the quote I do believe my computer restarted do the windows update ><
Are you saying that the restart may have been initiated by Windows Update, to complete an update?
Initially, you hinted that the restart may have been caused by malware/virus.
It would make a big difference if we could know for sure which it was.
Edited by AustrAlien, 26 December 2009 - 05:56 AM.