I have a Windows Vista laptop (from my Father-In-Law) that I am trying to clean up because it is running extremely slow and you can't seem to get to IE and browse anywhere. I downloaded TDSSKiller onto the laptop and tried to go into safe mode with networking. However, when I got to the screen to arrow down to safe mode, the enter key was pressed on "Repair Computer". (I was multi-tasking with my 2 yr old daughter, need I say more?). Not knowing what that was actually doing, I let it run for about 30 minutes and then killed it by hard booting the laptop (I was not able to do anything else). Now, when I try to turn it back on, it turns on but then a couple seconds later shuts off. I can't seem to get it to stay powered on. And, during these couple of seconds, the screen stays black - no flash screens of any kind.
Is this fixable or do I owe my FIL a new laptop?
Thanks for your time and help!