I had just installed a plug-in for Eclipse (java development software) and was testing the web application server on my localhost.
I was sitting on the couch and put my laptop down about an inch from the floor
Came back a few minutes later and screen was locked up. No response from keys or mouse, Ctrl+Alt+Delete useless.
Did a hard reboot with the power button.
Began cycle of "Windows didn't start successfully" screen, choosing repair and getting stuck at Windows 7 welcome screen with cursor (no login box) and no way out other than hard reboot. At one point, attempted a wait at this screen for over an hour with no change.
What I've tried:
Attempted to boot to safe mode and last known good configuration and went through same cycle (loading files, black screen for a few minutes, stuck at welcome screen with no response)
Stuck Windows 7 64-bit system repair disk in. Was able to boot to cd and got prompt to select input language then back to windows 7 welcome screen and cursor for indefinite amount of time.
Able to boot to Ubuntu CD and access both C: (windows os + programs) and D: (data) drives. Transferred this weeks stuff to external hard drive so no data loss, thank you God and Linux developers.
A system restore? A program to scan the hard drive for errors?
Why does Ubuntu have no problem accessing the drives but Windows will not boot? Problem with a system file?
Sorry if I've missed anything important. New to posting here!
Edited by crm5341, 25 July 2013 - 12:33 PM.