My sister installed about 16 windows updates (Vista) on her computer. She ended up with the font being messed up (which I see now on the windows forum is a known problem). She couldn't figure out how to fix it other than to restore back to before the updates. Then she started installing the updates in sections. She installed the Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8. It said that she needed to restart to complete the update so she hit the button to restart. It started to restart and but just sat there for about 8 minutes or so. So she hit the power button to turn it off and then turned it back on. The windows icon appeared and the status bar fully loaded but then it just sat there on a blank screen. We turned it off and on again and it still did the same thing. I tried hitting F12 and it didn't do anything. I hit F2 and it went to options but I have no clue what I should be doing in there, if anything.
So, can you help me? What do I do now? I've posted this on the windows forum but I wanted to try here as well.
Also, I've tried a couple of times to hit F8 to boot in safe mode and it doesn't do anything. I also hit F12 and it brought me to a boot menu. I hit 'diagnostics' and it didn't do anything. I then hit the Fn button and am doing the Pre-boot System Assesment. It did the initial scan and it said nothing was wrong and asked if I wanted to continue with the rest. I clicked yes, but it hasn't finished yet.