About a week ago, I clicked something on my windows sidebar, and the computer froze. I waited for about twenty minutes, but no progress. The fan kept spinning, but the cursor wouldn't move, etc.
I decided to restart the comp manually, but after doing so, it said windows failed to start. I tried entering safe mode, which also failed. All of the auto repair options failed.
I thought my only option was to wipe the hard drive with my Toshiba Recovery and Applications/Drivers repair disk, which restores the machine to its 'fresh out the box' state. The computer froze during the last part of the installation.
I tried again, and it worked. Everything was back to its brand-new state. I could move the cursor, click; it all functioned. The computer needed to install some updates, so I let it restart. The machine booted up nicely. This lead me to believe the problem was no more, so I reinstalled Adobe CS4. ...The computer froze about 1/3 through the installation. So, I left for work, came back home, and it was still frozen. I manually restarted the machine, and of course, it wouldn't boot up.
I wiped the drive clean again. Everything was great. I wasn't installing anything. I told a friend about the problem, and he decided to send me a vista repair disk. He uploaded it through MegaUpload, and I tried downloading it. ...It froze.
I tried wiping the drive yet again...and it doesn't seem to be working.
It gets to the part where it's a black screen, and those little green bars move across, showing that things are starting up. And it says
(c) Microsoft Corporation beneath the bar.
And it's been on that for about half an hour now, still insinuating that it's loading up.
...I don't believe it