Hi all, my first post and I've spent many hours looking for a thread exactly like mine but couldnt find one so felt the need to post as Im completely stuck.
The background of where i am at is my computer was starting to become very slow on start up (30 mins). I'd turn off everything via MSconfig that was not required to run but it made no difference. In the end I decided to do a clean install of windows 7 to see if that would eliminate the problem. All my programs/files etc where saved on a 2nd hard drive so there was no issue about data. I followed the steps for a clean install, as per a forum guide found on this website, and everything seemed to go fine, if a little long (a couple of hours.)
On restarting the PC it got as far as the loading windows screen (with logo) and just hung there for a few mins before continously re starting. I tried:
1) Booting to safe mode...same result
2) Putting in Windows installion disk and changing BIOS boot order to boot from disk...same result.
3) I tried pressing F8 and attempting to lauch System repair...same result.
So I'm now completely stuck as to where to go next as literally the only thing I can get access to the the BIOS screen and the F8 advanced recovery menu - but anything I do after that goes no further than Windows Loading...
Windows is on a 64gb MLC SATA SSD
2nd 1.5tb Serial ATA 2
ASUS P7P55 LX Mobo
Intel I7 860 Quad Core (2.8GHz 8mb cahce).