Decided to get my old laptop out to see if I can get it working again.
The problem started after installing the Anniversary update.
The gist of the matter-
I power the laptop up, it gets to the "blue" sign-in box (I used to have to sign in twice, the blue box and then the usual one).
The the lower case symbol in the blue sign-in box remains static instead of blinking like it used to. it doesn't register
when I press any of the keys (i've tried them all).
After I power it off (press power button in for 5 seconds) it goes back to the black screen but it then restarts itself.
I have tried Shift & F8 and other fixes including Task Manager ect. Task manager doesn't come up.
This happened after the Windows10 Anniversary thing from last year, I tried getting the thing to work at the time but gave
up after a couple of days.