My girlfriend and I were playing a game together, and all of a sudden my laptop she was using was hit with a blue screen of death. When it restarted, it failed to start and came up with the menu that says Windows failed to start, which may be because of a recent hardware or software change.
It recommends to start Windows repair, but when I do, it just sits at a black screen. Now, the mouse is visible on the screen. But, it doesn't do anything. I'm not sure if it's loading and taking forever or what, but I am really antsy about this.
Anyone have any ideas on what could have caused it, or more importantly, how to fix it? Thanks in advance!Edit
As a few updates, here are things I have done and the results:
- tried booting in safe mode, but was greeted by a blue screen of death that lasted for about half a second and the computer restarts
- tried booting from CD-ROM, and it restarts to square one
- tried booting from last known good configuration, and Windows just doesn't leave the loading screen with the sliding green bar.