So I got the CD, and I did the following...
I booted from CD and ran Startup Repair - It found no problems
I booted from the CD and ran a System Recovery to about a week ago. Still, same problem, EXCEPT
Now my computer shows me the welcome screen, fades out, then freezes at a black screen with a cursor again (Which freezes after a couple seconds)
I tried to remove SPTD. I went into Safe Mode with a command prompt, and I used it to navigate to System32/drivers
. I then tried to delete SPTD.sys (which I think I did, I didn't run the cmd prompt again to check)
I then tried booting the PC using the Last Known Good Configuration option. Same problem
I ran the PC-Doctor diagnostic tool for my hardware on power-up. It says everything was fine.
I just finished running the Memory Diagnostics Tool (From the F8 menu), and it says no problems were found.
However, I can now boot into Safe Mode with it showing the desktop and everything, but once I click a program on the taskbar (Google Chrome specifically) it freezes and locks up. It also shows the "System Restore was successful" message every time I start Safe Mode.
Any suggestions on what to do from here?