Please help me!
Here is what happened:
My PC is in sleep mode so I tap Esc a few times, then get to the locked screen and my mouse and keyboard are no longer working so i press and hold power to shut it down.
Next I start it up only to find "Missing Operating System" so I basically start freaking
out shut down and restart, then reset, hit the kill switch, etc only to find the same message greeting me again.
I try to calm down, get some sleep and started working on it this morning.
I have Vista Ultimate x64 so i search around on google and find that there is a recovery disc downloadable iso... yadda yadda yadda, i eventually get to the repair screen but I don't have any operating system showing. So I read in the forums here for a bit and basically can't find anything so I just click Next without having an operating system showing.
Then I click Startup Repair simply because I thought it sounded like the best option for me at the momment, considering I can't startup my computer so I think it should be repaired.
So now for the last hour I have been staring at the Startup Repair say "Startup Repair is checking your system for problems..." and a status bar reads "Attempting repairs..." with an animated blue line scrolling across. I think I'm going to go insane
if I have to keep looking at this. PLEASE help me, should i restart? How do I get my old operating system recognized in the first recovery screen? How do I get my PC back online so I can enjoy my $2000 paper weight?
**NOTE: before clicking startup repair i did go into CMD screen as instructed by this handy YouTube Vid...
when I typed c:/ it said that drive was RAW so I was left in either d:/ or x:/ (which is where it started me in CMD) Please help me and thank you for your time in solving my problems.