Yesterday the power went out just for about 5 minutes. I don't know if this caused the issue, or it was just a coiensidense.
Anyway, the computer would try to boot up, but everything was really slow, and it wouldn't get to the desktop at all. It would make it to the last load screen, then would change to only a blue sreen with a movable cursor, but no desktop icons.
I've done a dignostic test, and everything was fine.
I did get into "safe mode" yesterday, but was unable to get into system restore.
I also tried to get into system restore from the boot screen by pressing F11 repeatedly.
The other options from the boot screen works, such as, "setup", diagnostics, etc, but not "sys restore".
Today after the blue, boot screen appears, then dissappears [still can't get sys restor to run], it goes to a black screen for about a minute, then a white line rolls out at the bottom of the screen, and says, "windows loading".
Then it loads the length of the white bar, then nothing. I have left the computer on all day after this happens, but that is all it will do.