Posted 24 March 2010 - 05:02 PM
I was/am having the same issue as the OP and it has now done it twice. HP Pavillion. When booting up, it would get to the Windows boot screen, flash and then reboot again. I also used the F10 recovery option after I could not get windows to boot at all (safe mode or otherwise).
OP, If its just documents you are looking for, they may still be on your C drive. Click on My computer, go to the C drive, Docs and settings. There you will likely see a couple different 'profiles'. I found all my old docs in the old profile. I then backed them up on a separate drive just to be safe.
My issue now is with all the software I had installed. Its all still loaded in the program files, but none of it will start If trying to use the shortcuts, it says "only works for programs installed". If I go to the program file and try to start from there I get "program not installed for current user". I don't want to threadjack so if I'm out of place I will start my own thread. I just feel we are likely having the same issue.