Windows 8 64
Nvidia GTX 660 card
all made to spec 2 years ago
Symtpoms: I noticed Photoshop was hanging for a minute or so at a time. The file I was working on was quite small so no need to cause any lag issues at all. My SSD was in the red a lot recently, plus I was getting a fair few crashes here and there in other software (but some of those were usual crashes as I'm often pushing my computer in terms of ram/processor). So I thought there were some lurking, large files (y'know those big temp files you get when software doesn't close properly) on the already burdened SSD drive. Figured a restart would help. I ran a little utility to free up some space, that too seemed to hang in a similar fashion to the photoshop hang. So that is noteworthy for sure. I restarted and it never booted. Got as far as the MSI loading screen (press del to enter bios, f9 to set up etc.) and just sat there. Never, ever done that before.
Next up I inserted the windows disk and asked it to book from it. It said something about Windows automatic repair. Then the screen was black for ages. No loading icon, nothing.
Ideas: Only guess could be hard drive. Only other issue I've had recently is that my secondary HD is failing but that wouldn't cause windows to not start.
I've recently moved country and had to ship it a long way, and recently had a couple of power cuts (which is awful for a PC obviously) and, coz I've moved to the US, the electrical outlets are quite sensitive and have, upon the slightest tough, caused my computer to restart on a few occasions.
Really hope someone can help as I work from home on this PC and have no idea how to even check it if it won't boot.
Thanks in advance.