Posted 29 December 2008 - 07:50 PM
I would suggest using a bootable hard drive diagnostic - it's available from the website of the manufacturer of your hard drive. This topic ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/
) contains links to the most common ones.
Since the Startup Repair didn't fix things (I presume that this is the Recovery Environment that you referred to) - then the issue is most likely with your hard drive (Startup Repair will fix issues with the Master Boot Record, Boot Sector, and the NTFS file system among other things).
If the hard drive passes the diagnostics, then the next most likely thing is a corrupted driver (with video drivers being the most common) - but installing a new driver if Windows isn't working is a real challenge.
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