Hi Guys--first post,any suggestions for my issue please....
I acquired an used desktop hp P6790 running Win 7 Home Premium,64bit. Nosoftware discs.
Worked fine until I tried to install Window updates which resulted in black screen with only the cursor on it.
Tried to reboot in safe mode/safe mode with networking but after a brief scroll of drivers loading it stops at....
'windows\system32\drivers\AVGIDSEH.SYS' and message 'Please wait.'
After some time it reverts back to the black screen with cursor.
More amateurish tinkling produces...
'Unable to 'repair computer'
'Windows failed to start A recent hardware or software change might be the cause'
'Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible'
I took it to my local repair shop where for £25 they diagnosed physical hard drive failure and quoted £95 to supply 500gb HD and reinstall Windows but not to recover anything on disk.
I only wanted to keep some of the installed programs,Photoshop etc. so not too bothered about binning the PC as it cost me nothing and it's not worth paying out £95 but before I do bin it I thought I'd asked the forum if there are any other choices available to me.