I started working here (small car lot) about a year ago and the computer was in shambles. I've ran numerous malware/adware/spyware programs and removed as much of these problems as I can with various downloadable programs. I'm no means an expert but I have dealt with some small minor issues and I do research to try to understand the problems. This issue however seems to be to the point that I am ready to tell my boss that this computer is not savable and he just needs to go buy a new one. He's an older fellow and doesn't understand that he can click on things and mess up the computer and I think that is what happens. I am usually here 5 days a week and at one point a couple of months ago, I had the PC running quite well in comparison to when I arrived originally. Then I had somethings going on outside of work that caused me to be out for a few days and then, upon my return, I could tell that the old man had been on the computer by the things that had been left opened, etc. This was about a month or so ago. Since then I have been battling issue after issue with PC. I'm now stumped with this one. When I turn on the computer it seems to load normally and then once it shows "starting windows" the screen goes black. I've hit ctrl+alt+delete and restarted and get to the black screen that says "launch repair (recommended)" or "start windows normally." Either of these options just give you a black screen. I've left them this way for hours overs the past couple of days without this ever changing. I started messing around with various options after doing research and make the edit boot menu come up. I've found many others have this issue that says: /noexecute=optin in/mint I found online where people have been able to delete part of this, the "in/mint" part and the system will load up. Mine will not. It just continues to give the black screen. I've read that my system may be out of whack from the removal of some of the files that have recently been removed from the most recent problems I've attempted to fix. However, none of the steps that I've found seem to do anything. Any help with what's going on would be greatly appreciated.
also to note, I cant, for some reason, access the f11 system recovery option either. I was going to restore to a point it worked well but I can't get the system recovery options up.
Edited by jreidstrick, 13 August 2014 - 10:07 AM.