I decided to back up my files in safe mode, and used Dell's factory image restore feature to reinstall. On restart, Windows would not boot. I have tried to boot in safe mode with no avail (a command prompt window opens after almost booting in safe mode, runs through a bunch of commands quite fast, and then restarts). I can't read it all as it flashes quick, but it involves a bunch of "Cabinet Maker - Lossless Data Compression Tool 100.00% [flushing current folder]...". I've read that this is some sort of Dell audit - is this an error in the built-in factory restore?
Attempting to use system repair again gives me multiple "root causes found" - failure while setup is in progress as well as boot status indicates that the OS booted successfully. The last part seems confusing, as it definitely doesn't boot.
I only have a keyboard, mouse and monitor attached so I don't think any hardware is conflicting.
Does anyone have any insight as to what it might be - could it be video card related, motherboard, etc.?
Any help or insight would be much appreciated.
Edited by camcrazie10, 06 April 2010 - 08:14 PM.