Firstly, the information on stickers on my laptop: ASUS R700V (Intel CORE-i7, 36300M, 2,4 GHz) with OS Win 8.
It suddenly wouldn't start up anymore, only in the safe mode [F7]. I thought I should fix this by telling the system to restore itself, but in the process I selected an "essential windows update" to be deleted. After this, the laptop would only start up to a black screen, which has a light behind it (so it is not the black of a screen which is turned off). I took the battery out, and hit some keys (no, I do not know why) and suddenly there was the cursor-arrow! Just a black screen to click on, but the arrow is there.
I have no clue what is going on.
As for the lights at the icons below the keypad, the one with the lightbulb and the wireless signall are burning, the one with the cylinder flickers and the one with the battery is naturally off as the battery is out.