Hello all, first post!
6 weeks ago I bought a new Intel based PC from PCspecialist.co.uk. After 2 weeks the system failed to load, multiple attempts at loading gave varying outcomes, occasionally getting into safe mode but never Windows proper and all VERY SLOW - 30 mins say to get to safe mode.
I reinstalled from scratch. All was well for 2 weeks & then I had to use System restore to start. But was over in 10 mins & all OK.
But 2 hours ago it did not boot again. After one hour getting only to the pastel blue screen with a little plant life I gave up and used my system recovery disc aiming to recover to an image I made 6 days ago.
Problem is that using this disc it has taken 20 minutes to get to the System Recovery Options screen. There I was unable to select Restore using system image because of an 'egg timer'. After about 15 more mins while I was not looking up came a pop up "Searching for Windows Installation". I have been watching this search now for the last 30 mins....
BTW, on the option screen, Windows 7 Is listed with partition size 0mb on local disc E....
I am stuck now as to where to go. If this fails another clean install? I suspect that would get me back in action but it seems to me that there is an underlying issue.
Help much appreciated