I booted again and was able to boot to safe mode-but alas-again-no icons-nothing on the desktop-no cursor-just a black screen with "safe mode" in white letters-nothing else-and I could not shut down normally so I had to power off at the computer switch.
Third time was able to boot to "last good configuration"-and then rebooted-even though I have system restore off-and the computer booted normally like nothing was wrong. Now everything runs fine.
Now my questions:
Has my computer been damaged being I had to turn off the power at the computer switch twice instead of shutting Windows down normally? Will this hurt the hardware/software?
I ran chkdsk with no problems found at all. My computer is running fine again.
Should I be concerned?
Please advise. Thank you!