I have had Windows 7 Ultimate loaded on my home-built PC for about 1.5 months.
Today, I went to launch a game when my video card's output simply quit and then the card started it's internal screeching buzzer.
I immediately shut down the PC. I then tried to restart, but it would not boot BIOS because of the Video Card issue.
Next, I reset CMOS, disconnected the video card, and let everything sit for about 20-30 minutes. Re-installed everything and tried again.
Now, when I try to start from the installed OS, it goes to a black screen with white lettering:
Windows Error Recovery
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.
If windows files have been damaged or configured incorrectly, Startup Repair can help diagnose and fix the problem. If power was interrupted during startup, choose Start Windows Normally.
+Launch Startup Recovery (recommended)
+Start Windows Normally
Now.... the two choices:
When I start windows normally, straight BSOD.
When I launch Startup Repair, it has the black screen with white bar loading and "Windows is loading files..."
Once the bar fills up, it just freezes. Repeatedly.
Tried loading from the CD..
"Windows is loading files..." and the white bar fills up again. When it fills up, BSOD again, waits about 10 seconds, and restarts the PC. It'll cycle like this all day.
So, I can't load from install, and I can't repair or even re-install from the CD.
If you can give me any insight to this issue, I would be so thankful.