Normal boot - stuck at boot animation or black screen after animation
Booting into settings (F8) - black screen after "Please Wait" text under windows logo
Booting from win8 USB: Refresh says "drive is locked" or something similar. Installing windows asks for key and my original key gives "This key won't work."
I'm running windows 8.1, laptop was pre-installed with windows 8. The model is a K56C.
Things I've done:
Sfc /scannow - everything seems fine
Renamed system to system.001 refresh still won't work
Got into windows somehow, put an Install.WIM file in /c: and registered it using reagentc commands
Refreshed windows after that, got to 100% and then stuck at black screen.
I'm absolutely devastated and desperate. I need to be applying to universities right now. I'm hitting deadlines every week. This bleep laptop is going to cost me months of my life. Please help in any way you can.
Edited by OneStopShopper, 08 March 2017 - 09:55 AM.