When booting, the screen stays blank. I can ALT F10 and get to the bios. It will not start in safe mode. It tries - it says "Loading Windows Files" at the top of the screen and lots of files scroll by, but then it just stops. I am unable to get a command line prompt. The screen is blank, with the exception of the cursor arrow.
I downloaded a recovery disk from recovery-cd.com and am able to start it up with Linux (which I know absolutely nothing about). If Vista is still present on the computer, I don't really know how to recognize it, let alone revitalize it.
Any suggestions how I can get this thing up and going?