First off, hello all.
My friend had left his computer on sleep mode and came back to it to find all programs were running slowly or frozen. Task Manager itself would not load so he had to hold the power button to shut down his computer. Then upon booting back up he got "werfault.exe application error" when Avast failed to work in the background. Screen turned black in the background as he tried to turn those services back on. He had to do this twice for it to work. He replugged his cords and then when he plugged in the ethernet cords all windows closed on his desktop and tabs disappeared from his web browser and everything was flickering. After trying various things to fix it, it gave a BSOD. Then his computer could not read his hard drive until he unplugged it and plugged it back in, but can't boot Windows, let alone Safe Mode.
That is all he told me.To me it sounds like some sectors of the HDD became corrupted and could get slaved in another computer and ran through TestDisk, but maybe it is something else?
Edit: Also said to mention he has installed Android SDK and Dr. Fone.
Edit 2: Before this happened he had installed some speechmatics program: https://www.speechmatics.com
And Windows will boot but runs into the freezing issue. And he runs an Alienware Aurora R4 with 8GBs ram and 2tb HDD. Default specs.
Edited by MartinVole, 03 November 2016 - 09:49 PM.