Sorry for the long post in advance....thanks for reading:
My monitor has an SD card reader and two USB slots that can be accessed by hooking a USB cable from my computer to the back of the monitor. I was copying files to an SD card and thought it was finished but noticed the copying window was still running after I pulled the card out. The copying window did not go away once I pulled the card out and pressing cancel just made the windows stick on canceling. So...i rebooted and after a few minutes my computer was hanging on shutting down I powered it off.
The next time i powered on the computer it would hang just after posting the cpu information and half of the word memory. something like
Intel Quad Core Q6600 2.4GHZ
is all I would get. After cycling on the power I finally got past the POST screen. Anway, I unplugged the USB cable that was connected to the monitor and was able to see the starting windows screen but it would immediately put up a screen saying Windows Failed to Start. I have tried to boot into safe mode, from a windows 7 cd to repair, last known good configuration but everything ends up eventually saying Windows Failed to Start. I have tried with different memory configurations and even booting from Windows PE which resulted in a BSOD after the Windows XP loading was finished.
Next I have tried unhooking all drives but I am still unable to even boot from a Windows 7 disc. I know something on the hard drive must be corrupted and I don't mind doing a reinstall but I can't even get the system to boot up from a Windows 7 disc. Please help!