I had some memory issues with my computer recently (had to adjust the timings) and now that they work (ran memtest86+ for 8 hours w/o an error) Windows 7 can't seem to boot.
Alright, so the login screen is black only with a cursor, the at ease panel, windows 7 pro logo (center bottom) and shutdown red button in it's normal position. Although the at ease button and shutdown button don't display anything when clicked (but they do work, example: I can shutdown using the shutdown button). The same thing happens for safe-mode.
OK, here's the strange thing: when my external hard drive is unplugged it goes straight to the above screen. But when the external hard drive is on while the boot starts I just get a complete black screen. When I turn it off (during the complete black screen phase) it'll go right to the regular one above with the logo/cursor only.
I've also entered repair and tried to restore to a previous point but it's pulling the from the E: drive which isn't the drive I installed windows 7 on. If you couldn't guess the E: drive was the label for the external hard drive.
Please help and I appreciate any feedback. I'll be at work soon and will be able to respond quickly all day but I won't be able to adjust my computer. Thanks!