Originally Posted by Fire931
Thanks to clarkie I managed to boot it off a USB with Ubuntu and copy over all my important files to an external hard drive so atleast now I feel better about not loosing that stuff.
coldone - when it starts up I get the windows 7 spash screen, then says it's loading windows, then goes black for a few with the mouse still there and finally pops up with the system recovery options screen or something like that.
On the system recovery options, is there an option for "last known system settings that worked" or something to that effect? You might try that, sometimes it works. If you can get into safe mode by using the F8 key, you might be able to try system restore and go back a day or so before this started happening.