Yesterday, i was playing Civ5 when i hit Alt+Tab to check something. A prompt appeared telling me that CPU usage was high, and recommended me to switch Windows 7 Basic Color Scheme from Windows 7 Aero. I had the alternate options of leaving it be, and never showing me the message again. I switched the colors. It said windows would revert back to Aero upon restart.
Once i logged off of Civ5, i just left the laptop alone for a while. Later, as i tried to open my mail, the laptop froze. I pressed the power button to shut it down. Upon restart it gave me the options to start in safe mode, repair mode, normal. I tried normal, but the screen just stayed black. So i tried safe mode, same thing. Finally, i did the repair mode, and startup repair ran for several hours.
I shut the computer down again and went through F2, tried resetting defaults, F8 tried safe mode again and other options. I tried restarting from last saved configuration, etc.. I got Samsung System Recovery to come up and tried reinstalling Basic Windows. However, no matter what i do, windows will not load. I do not get any error messages, it just goes directly to Startup Repair, and sits for infinity.
I do not have a backup computer, and not sure if the flash drive i have has adequate storage for anything.
Sometimes when the Startup Repair pops up, a System32 Cmd window pops up too for about 5seconds then disappears.
Os: windows 7 home premium (64b)
Cpu: intel core i5 2450m
It's about 2 yrs old, and i'm hoping it's not a hardware problem. Any assistance would be appreciated.
I'm using my iphone to post and check mail.
Edited by ISmellCopper, 06 October 2013 - 10:04 AM.