I have been reading these forums all day and cannot find a solution. I am guessing my problem stems from my sound card as it wasn't secured well enough so after about a month when I go to plug some headphones in it pops out of my motherboard. I turned the PC off and set it back in and everything seemed fine until about a week later I am going through a system repair loop that "Can't find/repair the problem."
(It goes through the start screen to PCI device listing, and then tries to start but fails immediately, a small BSOD appears for a second and it reboots, this time giving me the option to Run system repair or start windows normally. Both of which end up restarting it anyway)
So I made a repair disk and all that stuff but it won't let me boot in safe mode or any others because as soon as the Windows is starting logo comes up it freezes and restarts. Upon closer inspection of the system repair diagnosis it says it found the root problem - namely a possible driver
problem - which could only be my sound card. I have removed my card and still don't see any progress with repairs or anything. Also, when I click "View advanced options for system recovery/support" it asks me to log in as admin but neither HomeGroupUser$ or my account will accept my password so that option is out.
I am running 32bit Windows 7 and have been using the computer relatively problem free for about a year and a half. Let me know what info you need and I'll try to fill in the blanks as best I can.
What are my options and best course of action?