Try to start in "safe mode". ( do that by tapping F8 right after the BIOS splash screen ) If that is possible, then maybe some software changed the startup scheme or a hardware device has failed. Unplug any device external to the computer other than the keyboard and monitor. Then try normal startup again.
Hi, new here.
My computer goes thru the boot up to the Microsoft light blue/ med blue screen with the MS logo. At this point it is supposed to split the screen and list the users. I only have one user...me.
Today it stops right before the screen split. There is no place to 'click' so I'm stuck.
The comp has been running quite well and seemed healthy. I have had no real problems lately with it. It's not really new but it has been a good piece.
It didn't seem to be hot or smell burned. I blew it out with canned dry air. the video and motherboard chips have fans and they are clean and working. the case fans are working and there wasn't much dust in the case.