I have no idea if my computer is salvageable, but I thought it'd be worth a shot to post on here to see if someone can help.
I have a 3 year old Windows 7 Lenovo laptop. On boot, the computer shows the Lenovo logo and starts up. The screen is black for about 10-25 seconds, flashes a boot message about failing to boot the wifi card (a residue effect from when someone tried to fix it several years ago), and then is black for another 10-15 seconds before showing what I believe is the multi boot menu?
The screen has two tabs to choose from, the Boot Menu and the App Menu. Each menu has two options:
1. ATAPI CD: Optiarc DVD RW-AD7710H
2. Network Boot: Realtek PXE B02 D00
Selecting either of these options results in the black screen->wifi card boot screen->black screen->boot menu loop to play again.
2. Diagnostic Splash
Selecting 2 repeats throught he same cycle choosing anything from boot menu gives me. Setup takes me to the setup menu, where I can see my computers information and mess some configuration I won't pretend to understand, along with the boot order.
I have tried rearranging the boot order in multiple different ways at someone's suggestion, to no success.
The current boot priority order is:
1. ATAPI CD
2. Network Boot
3. USB FDD:
4. ATA HDD:
5. USB HDD:
6. USB CD:
I have also tried resetting the list to default with no success. Pressing F8 at start up does nothing.
On the day it had broken, I had factory reset my computer and had only installed a few programs (skype, some antivirus called panda, and chrome), but had forgotten something REALLY important, sadly. My computer has a pretty bad error built in where going from sleep mode to hibernate mode, it crashes every time. Never figured out why it did this, but I forgot to disable sleep mode. When I left my computer alone and fell asleep, it crashed while I was sleeping, which is likely what broke the system.
After speaking with a coworker about the issue, I noticed a faint whirr-CLICK was coming from my computer, and he suggested replacing the hard drive, which I did today. It appears to have made a modicum of difference, as the computer does not make the sound anymore when booting (although I can hear a very faint beeping noise coming from it now) and a small display message shows when starting the computer (stating I can press f2 or f12 for start-up options, which was not showing when I had the old hard drive in).
I have no idea what to do now!