When I left last night, I shut my computer down and let it install Windows updates. I usually wait at least a few days and check to see if there's widespread problems before installing, after some issues many years ago. I've been getting sloppy lately, and didn't check for this latest update.
Today, my computer wouldn't finish booting. It gets as far as the login splash screen, with the different accounts on the computer, and then reboots. I can't click on anything before it cycles.
First I ran AVG Rescue CD. It found two corrupt Chrome files but no viruses.
Then I got into Safe Mode, and ran MSCONFIG, and set it for a Diagnostic Boot - so it would only run the necessary drivers and files. No dice, it actually lets me enter my password for my account before cycling, but it still reboots every time.
So, I pulled out my Windows XP CD and figured I would restore the operating system. But when I run it, it won't see the hard drive. (!)
I'll admit, I'm stumped. Some kind of hard disk issue, maybe? Does anyone have any recommendations?
Edited by ishldgetoutmore, 13 June 2013 - 12:59 PM.