My HP desktop suddenly stopped working today. At start up it says "Load failed with error 998(STHIVE#0)"
Then it runs a repair, then system restore (not the factory one) then the computer starts up fine. After a few minutes the screen goes black, though the computer is still running and I have to force it to shut off to start.
In Safe Mode it gets stuck after the files for AVG (which is the only new thing I did to the computer, update to the new version of AVG) and I have to force it off. Now it's running the repair, but it hasn't actually one anything for an hour..no change to the screen.