At this point I just forced a restart. I felt the keyboard and it was kind of warm, but not really. So I left it open and let it cool down for a few minutes. Then I restarted the computer. It asked about running in safe mode, blah blah, and I went back to the 1 of 3 users that I was using before. When I loaded it though it took a long time. Around 5 or so minutes to get from "Welcome" to the actual desktop. Once there it showed the "device not compatible" or whatever page which I keep forgetting to get rid of. When I move the mouse to click it it lags for a while, but then the mouse kicks in and I can press cancel. At this point it still has not loaded the desktop, it just looks like a black wallpaper without desktop icons. Then I look down at the taskbar and I see that the time is the same as whatever time welcome screen disappeared. If I put my mouse over the taskbar to try and click something pinned it just gives me the loading circle&mouse thing. Pressing the windows key does not pull up the menu.
I restarted a few times and got the same symptoms so finally I logged into a different account from the welcome page, which worked perfectly. Then I logged off and tried to log onto the buggy account, it didn't work. I hibernated from there (fn+f5 method) and it hibernated, but when I turned the comp back on it couldn't resume. When I restarted it asked if I wanted to try to resume again but I declined and logged onto a non-buggy account and came here to post this.
Usually I try to fix my own computer messes but I've only been using windows 7 for about 2 weeks now and I barely feel comfortable fixing the registry for Daemon Tools (I didn't even try), so I don't think I'll be trying to fix this on my own.
EDIT: It is 5 hours later and now I cannot log onto this user at all. It freezes on the welcome page as it is loading. I checked all of my startup programs, I ran my antivirus and malware bytes though I doubt that is it issue. I feel like the problem must lie in the ntuser.dat/log files and such on that account, but I just cannot bring myself to fiddle with them since that may ruin everything :/
Normally I would just delete the account but it is the only account that I really use and it was such a hassle getting all my stuff on there, plus since I don't know what the problem is I don't want to attempt to move any of my stuff from there to another account. grrrrr . . .
EDIT: It dawned on me to try and do a system restore, but that didn't work either O_o; which is weird since the restore point was from 2 days ago and I didn't have this problem twelve hours ago so much as 2 days. I wish system restore was more like an image.
Edited by ThatGirl, 13 August 2010 - 02:16 AM.