Wow, I have had a run of problems with my three machines running Win 7. I bought the "family pack" years ago.
First my Notebook (MSI dual core Intell) wouldn't boot past the windows logo screen. I got real frustrated and went out and bought a new notebook on sale at Best Buy with Win 8 (hated it) and have since returned it. I finally got wise enough to start the machine in SAFE MODE and "go to the last known good boot-up point". That seemed to recover this machine with a little more touch-up.
Then my Asus netbook (PC1015PE) went a little stupid and is still acting crazy. It seems to get fragmented just sitting there and it takes forever to do a disk defrag. Took it on a cruise last week and sometimes I had to restart it several times a day.
Now my Asus K8V Deluxe desktop machine crashed and I have had to reinstall Win 7 which is now running 169 updates. It made a file called "Windows.old" that I sure hope I can somehow use to recover my settings and documents.
Any ideas about all of this anyone?
My HTC cell phone also had to be replaced after getting into a start/restart dew-loop.
what a couple of weeks.