Posted 11 January 2012 - 07:42 PM
Hello, I hope Im posting this in the right area.
Turned on my Dell Inspiron laptop this morning and the computer booted up but Windows (I have Vista) would not load. I restarted the computer and hit F8 and hit Repair My Computer. Now when I did this I forgot that when this boots up it takes me to a new log in screen where it says Other User and Ive never been able to figure what to type in to get that to open. Ive tried my log in and my husbands log in both which are Admin and tried Guest and nothing works. So restarted laptop again and F8 and this time tried Last Know Good Config. This got Windows to actually boot. While I was in the middle of running a virus scan the laptop shut down (I noticed the fan had been running kinda high so Im assuming this was the issue). Turned laptop back on and once again no Windows. So when back to F8 and LKGC which again booted Windows. Ran Mal-ware bytes which found something and deleted it, restarted laptop...this time Windows booted but I got the Black Screen of Death after I logged in. I hit CLRT ALT DLT and re-ran explorer.exe and got the screen to load. I thought I was ok. When I came home from work I turned on my laptop and once again no Windows, had to F8 and once again do LKCG. I ran Avast this time and it says I have no viruses. Im not sure what the issue is but I'd like some help since Im kinda sick of booting Windows thru F8.