A now poorer owner took it in many times (120 bucks per visit) to a local shop. They reloaded the OS but that wasn't it.
They had something plugged into the USB and that was the source of their boot failures.
I helped them find it and we cured it with a 8 buck USB 2.0 hub.
Hi! I'm new here. First of all I'm from Slovenia so forgive me for my english =) I hope you'll understand me anyway
I read almost everything about this problem on this forum but I can't find a solution for my problem.. I have this computer for sometime now and ofcourse it came with Vista Home Premium. It worked ok until last night. I start it up, everything was Ok, I copied one movie to an usb so I could watch it with my dvd player (I do this almost every night) =). Then I shut it down and still everything was ok. Until I started it this morning. The screen is black and there is a mouse icon - which can be moved around. At the time when you're suppose to log in there is no log in just black screen. I downloaded system repair but it doesn't find anything I can't even restore it to a time before the crash, I cant run anything at the list, just the first one and there's no effect. I tried to shut it down and start it up again for I don't know - 10 times?? But nothing would help. I read the familiar (I know I mispealed that and that too =)) topics but can't do anything. I would rather install Windows once again but I can't because of the important documents. I even tried the safe mode and all the rest options but every single time there's a black screen.. Please help me cause I don't know what to do. Thank you in advance!