TO EVERY +ONE WHO IS ON THIS AND READING THIS.... IF YOU ARE ON THIS THING LOOKING FOR HELP ON HOW TO FIX YOUR COMPUTER BECAUSE "IT WONT START" OR WHAT NOT....
NEVER EVER TAKE ANYONE's ADVICE TO TRY UMBUTU HUUTOOO BOOTOO
What ever LINUX Boot CD... THEY ARE NOTHING BUT TROUBLE! TRUST ME! You will have more problems trying to use linux and posibly more damage to your system if you dont know what you're doing...
If you cant figure WINDOWS out. DON'T BOTHER WITH LINUX! Yeah its FREE!!! but its a Free trip to the repare shop or bes buy to buy a new computer lol.
Posting problems with "My computer wont Boot" and wanting a FIX within a few steps is like calling the doctor and telling him you have this pain in your stomach... "how do you fix it"? It can be a virus, your appendix, something you ate.. a tumor.. whatever...
If it wont boot into windows you cant even run Scans for viruses..etc..
The best way to test your HARDWARE and figure this out... Is to get an old Hard drive.. buy it used.. pull it out of someone's garaged PC (if you cant afford to buy a new one) ..
FYI: A 500GB cost as low as 60 bucks.. )
Take out the old nice hard drive with all you nice precious things in it,.. Disconnect it put it in a SAFE STATIC FREE PLACE..
Put the spare TEST hard drive in your PC...
* turn on,
* look for smoke...
Does it start good?,
Use your Windows disc to repartition and Format it... FRESH INSTALL OF WINDOWS...
If things work then you know your hardware is good.
Use the spare to get your files out and into a safe place like an external hard drive..
Once you got your things backed up and safe..
you can install an arsenal of highly rated Anti-virus/Anti-Spyware Tools from http://www.download.com
on your SPARE (WHO NEEDS ACTIVATION? you got days...).. Try CounterSpy and Nod32, Ashampoo, KAsperskey (only on your spare, Kas.. will ruin some systems.. e.g. your ability to Defrag and such... but its good at detection)
So once you got this power house of Scanners.. use each Program after the other to scan your ORIGINAL Hard Drive (by hooking it up as a SLAVE on your System).. You can also check to see if it has any bad sectors.. and if it does send it to http://www.epicdatarecovery.com
for some serious help.
Let me know if it helped..