No Safe Mode during boot (no options other than Bios)
No Task Manager while on black screen
Downloaded a Win7 Recovery Disc online, went out and bought an external CD/DVD drive and booted to CD
Windows Loads these Options:
Start Up Repair (ran this....says no errors, rebooted, still black screen)
System Restore: Restored to several different points, no change
System Image Recovery: No System Image
Win Memory Diagnostic: back to black screen during start up
I can access task manager thru Cmd. I tried all of these things based on tons of research all day...
Tried starting new task: explorer.... Windows cannot find
Tried running msconfig:.....Windows cannot find
I'm sorry I don't have any technical info to give- I can only run applications thru command- as it seems to be the only thing working right now.
Any tips or suggestions- or do I have a shiny new paperweight?
Just adding more info here:
I pulled out my old copy of Puppy Linux to retrieve files, and they are all there thankfully, so I don't think this the same motherboard/graphics card malfunction I keep reading about on the net. Unfortunately, I am not familiar enough with the Linux platform to run antivirus from here...(running straight from CD/Boot Disc).
Any advice is much appreciated.
EDIT: Posts merged ~Budapest
Edited by Budapest, 29 April 2011 - 05:00 PM.