Last night my Win 7 x64 was updated through Automatic Updates. Now it fails to boot up. It gets to the Windows splash and keeps cycling/restarting. When I turned on the monitor this morning it was at the recovery console. I ran it, but it says that nothing was found or that it couldn't repair (I forget the exact message). So I did a cold boot, and that's when I found that it would keep restaring itself.
I am able to boot into Safe Mode with networking, updated and ran a full Malwarebytes scan, and it came back with a clean bill of health.
I also tried to run the repair from the Win 7 DVD, and it finds nothing.
My thought is to get a new sata drive and do a clean install, but i'd like to avoid that, as I hate to think of reinstalling all of the software etc.
Any words of wisdom?