I left it for a couple of minutes before starting it up again. I managed to log in, but all the screen showed was the background and the mouse once again, and therefore I had to shut down the computer the same way as before.
Once again, I left it for a while before re-starting the computer, this time starting it up in safe mode. I managed to log on, and the screen showed everything it was supposed to, but it didn't take it long to freeze and crash once again whilst I was trying to find a solution.
The time I tried to start it up after that, it loaded the menu, asking if I'd like to go into safe mode, so I did that again. This time I found it instantly went to a black screen, only showing the mouse that I was able to move. Apart from that it didn't do anything though. I left it for an hour to see if it was loading anything, but nothing.
I've tried running an AVG rescue disk on it, and indeed it came up with a couple of viruses. I managed to remove them, but the laptop still will not load.
Is there any solution to this?