After a sudden freeze of my computer, causing the screen to be distorted into a wavy pattern, subsequent restarts only showed the bootup screen, and then it turned gray. I have tried resetting my PC, however it got the same error.
After the second attempt at reseting the PC, when I tried to access the reset option again it simply gives me an error.
At first I was able to access startup settings and access safemode, however after trying to reset the PC another time, trying to access startup settings boots the computer, and for a brief moment I can see what appears to be a blank console window flash and then disappear. Using the command prompt to check, the C:\Windows\ directory only contains the "write" application, WMSysPr9.prx and WinSxS.
There are multiple "Devices and drives", Windows (C:), Windows RE tools (D:), Recovery image (E:), CD Drive (F:), CD Drive (F:).
In the C:\ drive, even though the Windows file seems to have removed itself, there is still Windows.old which seems to contain a working version. I am unsure but it might be possible to boot from that version instead.
At the moment after starting my computer it shows the boot screen, then, "Please wait" with a spinning circle, flashes an empty console window and then puts me in the blue "Choose an option screen".
I would be glad if anyone could help me resolve this issue without me having to get a USB and reinstall windows that way (which hopefully would work).
Thanks in advance!