My son had left my pc on overnight, and he was using an "autobot" for the game runescape.
When i went to it in the morning, the screen was blank.
I switched off at the power point, and then rebooted after about 5mins.
The monitor was looking like some pixels were missing, and it took ages to get to the login screen. When i did get there, as soon as i logged in the pc restarted itself.
It will start in safe mode.
I ran the installation disc, and used repair computer, the first time it told me there were no problems, and i tried to boot, but again the same problem. I then did the repair again, and it said it was reparing problems. This took quite a while. Again i tried to reboot, but no luck. I ran a avg rescue disk, and it found no viruses, but again the pc wouldnt boot.
I have tried system restore, and restored to about a month ago, no luck, it still wont boot.
I have managed to get into safe mode with networking, and have uploaded my files to a web based file storage thingy.
Any ideas on what i can do would be great. Im considering reformating the hard drive, as there is a lot of crap on the pc, and although i would love to delete, am not sure what is important to keep with a lot of it. Is that a wise thing to do, and if so how do I reformat the drive, just run the installation disc again?
I am started to run a chkdsk, and it was going fine, in stage 2 it showed a lot of "incorrects)". Then it just stopped.
Any help would be great.
Now for some more information. The pc has a touch screen to start it. I find now that it takes me two or three times to start the pc using the "start" button. ( i hope i explained that properly). Also, the computer makes some serious whirring sounds when in use. I have also run a killdisk to wipe the drive, and reinstalled vista from cd, and still no luck booting in normal mode, however i do get safe mode with networking/
Any help would be greatly appreciated