Posted 31 December 2005 - 04:11 PM
Ok, I find myself in a bit of a predictament here so I'm going to go back over every detail I can possibly think of.
Few days ago I attempted to install a new graphics card and realized in my moment of stupidity I didn't order a AGP. Anyway, took that time with my case off to go ahead and give the inside of my PC a good air spray out due to a MASSIVE build up of dust. I reconnect my PC's wiring and it loads up just fine. I spend that night doing my usual amount of gaming then shut down my PC for the night. The next morning my wife attempts to start our PC and upon the Window's load screen, the bar would lock up and would stop loading.
We then attempt to restart in safe mode but find now at the very same moment my keyboard suddenly dies, so I have to run and find a different board and it works. Anyway, moving on, I finally get the option for safe mode and this time I can select it with the new keyboard. And there, everything loads just fine. I attempt a system restore from a few weeks ago. And that still won't let me load Windows without safemode.
Finally, I give up, I whipe my hard drive figuring since it's loading into safe mode and not windows there's gotta be some kind of error or virus, as I had admitting this publically, but my virus proctection might not have been up to par.
Whipe goes fine, I watch my work vanish, nothing I can redo again. I'm given the familiar "Name your computer and are you on a network" screen with starting Windows again, and everything goes fine. I don't register, and go on. It then goes into the Windows load thing, green bar, yadda, "loading windows" kind of thing, and upon the ending of that, black screen with a frozen cursor.
Ok, safemode it again, yes, everything's been wiped. Ok, perhaps the video card I installed the drivers aren't there. I check my Geforce 440mx. Says no new drivers would improve, seems to still have drivers or something, anyway, that don't appear to be the problem. I restart, and it goes right back to locking up JUST as it did before the whipe.
So I sit here, whiped hard drive and no running PC pleading to the masses from my brother's PC. ANY idea on what I should do. I welcome something simple no mater how dumb it makes it look.