I was having some small issues with my computer lately. Things which are usually fixed with a system restore.
I did a system restore, and it was for about three months back.
As it restarted the computer it went to the loading screen and instead of going from the black screen to the log in screen, it just stayed at the black screen with a cursor.
I waited for about 30 minutes and restarted the computer. After doing this a few times and getting the same black screen with cursor, even when I tried to go into safe mode, I tried once more and waited for hours with no fix. From the laptop I'm on right now I saw some suggested fixes like unplugging usbs, trying to get to the task manager, but these did nothing. I can open up the sticky keys by pressing shift 5 times.
It's a Vista 64bit.