I have zero history of this box. I aquired it from a friend.
eMachine EL 1850 Win 7
First power on, asks to start in repair or normal
Starting with repair, hangs on Starting Windows screen. Screen does not full load, 'Starting Windows' is very light in the back ground. No colors over this text.
Power off/Power on same message
Starting with normal startup, it hangs at almost the exact spot, except 'Starting Windows' text is fully visible, and you can see two color dots from the rest of the logo starting to appear.
I've never seen a computer freeze at this point ever.
So starts the battery of tests. Physically, the computer looks OK on the inside. No burn marks, etc.
Delete key takes me to CMOS. Settings are correct. Attempt restarts with USB settings disabled yields same result as before.
F8 takes me to start options. Every single option yields same result:
Safe Mode w/Networking
Safe Mode w/Command Prompt
Like eight different options, no success.
Alt + F10 takes me to a screen with a command line (no prompt) and nothing else
Will not boot from Windows 7 CD. All attempts to do so yield same results as above.
Safe Mode stops loading after Classpnp.sys
I am utterly stumped. We have tried everything we can think of and it all takes us to the same half loaded loading screen. We tried a DOS boot disk, but were unable to see it completely thro as the disk seemed to be made incorrectly.
Any and all advice is GREATLY appreciated. I apologize for the bullet pointness of this post, I typed it on my phone