It finished like it was all hunky dory and it had done me a big favor, then it proceeded through with the start up. The first two loading screens seemed fine enough, but after the windows one I get the blue screen telling me there'd been a FATAL ERROR and that the system had shut down. It restarted again, two loading screens, then the blue screen again. It loops, seemingly forever and ever.
I'm thinking about nuking/reformatting the stupid thing, but from what I understand I need to at least be in Windows to do that? Tapping F8 for Safe Mode only makes the speakers make this awesome bleepety-booping noise.
Those are the Symptoms. Possible Causes? Cures? If worse comes to worst I'll probably just smash it with a hammer until it's this soft powdery dust cloud of what-used-to-be, then invest in a better machine. This is my one computer though (I'm using someone else's laptop at the moment), so I'd be forever grateful for any help or advice. Thanks.