PC was put to bed last night as per usual - no problems. In the morning, it was still powered up, supposedly in sleep mode, but would not wake. Pressed the rest button to reboot, but as soon as the windows 7 splash screen starts I get BSOD crash, and can't get any further past that. After several failures the system detected that I was having trouble loading windows and so gave me the opportunity to run system repair. I did this, but it came up with the message that it could not repair the system, and that a patch file was stopping windows from loading. I then tried to go back to a restore point - there were 5 available to me. 3 failed within 10 seconds of attempting with the error that it failed. Helpful. 1 failed after a longer wait with a message saying restore files were corrupt and pointed to a Trend Micro folder (which is my antivirus). The last restore point got to the point where it said it was finished, but then reported it had failed because of missing restore files.
I haven't tried booting up in safe mode, but if that gets me into windows, what next?
Do I guess that trend pushed through a patch overnight that screwed things up, so therefore proceed to uninstall it and see what happens?
Any other suggestions?
Sorry I can't post any of the files you ask for in a BSOD incident but I can't get into the PC.
Thanks for reading this.