Something got deleted from the registry that shouldn't have and now I have a black screen of death. I downloaded a few cleaners for spyware and they messed my computer up more even after uninstalling. It was slow and just too much crap but no viruses...so I thought I'd use a registery cleaner to get rid of what was left. I planned on just formatting my harddrive soon but of course didn't get a chance to backup my files first.
First, I coudln't get past the Windows Log in screen which was in Japanese or something. I could tell because where my user photo should've been was a box with some icon. I clicked it thinking I could at least restart. Wrong. My settings were somehow still intact though, it woud shut off after 10 minutes.
That turned into pic below.
After that, I plugged my my bootable USB, flash drive in, restarted and hae a black screen of death. No lights, no noise, nothing. I unplugged my flash drive and still stuck on a black screen of death and now I can't restart it or anything. There is only one light lit up..a lightbulb..whatever that means but I can't shut it off, I can't do anything. The battery is built-in so I can't do anything about that either. Am I screwed?
Link to exact laptop I have
Asus, Windows 8, i5, 8gb