Well, my problems started about 2-3 weeks ago. I was updating some programs and scanning my computer which I do about once a month (cc cleaner, malwarebytes, avg 2012, and spybot search/destroy to be exact). I've done it plenty of times before with no issues, but not this time. When all was done, I tried to access the internet, but it didnt work. After trying a few other programs that didnt work, I decided to restart. Windows hasnt booted since. I've tried everything I know.
Repair your computer, all three safe mode options, last known configuration, all didnt work. At first, they either got stuck at the windows screen, or in the case of safe mode, would show the screen loading all the drivers
, stall there, and then quickly flash a blue screen before restarting. Ever since i tried the repair disc, all other options now get stuck at a black screen with only a mouse pointer. Luckily, I found out about Ubuntu, and have been able to retrieve some important files.