The problem is nothing happens whenthe PC is started. The only images seen are the standard teal background and a 'busy' cursor. You can move the mouse freely but there's no start menu or desktop icons or anything. On some tries the PC will get as far as playing a start up sound, but mostly it'll sit there for hours and do nothing. I tried starting in safe mode but the same problem occurs even there. I figured we'd have to go about reformatting but thought I'd check to see if anyone with knowledge of these things had a better solution before I tried such a thing since she's most afraid of losing all her data.
Thanks in advance.