I have a rather new Sony VAIO Laptop that runs Vista
Yesterday i had put my VAIO to sleep while i was out by flipping down the screen. When I later returned and 'woke' it up the desktop showed up again and the mouse was working but it had frozen. Like Explorer had crashed or something. Instead of sanely waiting for a response or trying out some key combinations I was stupid enough to just switch it off by holding the power button (it was 4am just so you know).
When i switched it on today it wouldn't boot properly. The VAIO boot image pops up, after that one can just see the progress bar of the Windows boot screen. After a while this disappears and then all that is on the screen is the mouse pointer. The mouse works both with touchpad and my wireless mouse which does require some software for it to run.
I've been unable to shut the computer down using alt + f4 in this state. The only way it'd go off is holding the power button down.
When starting the computer it gives me the option to run windows start-up diagnostics tool but that doesnt help at all. Same response.
The screen hasnt taken any damage though a semi-heavy smoke grenade did fall on the laptop next to the touchpad last night. It didn't look like it had any immediate impact on the preformance though.
It is to be noted that I havnt had internet access over the laptop since 2 days due to the Univercity internet breaking down and the problem only started this morning/last night, meaning the possibilty of a virus would be unlikely. I also didnt run any new programms or installers last night.
When the laptop does work, I run virus and adware scans every couple of days and defragment once a week.
The Laptop specs are:
VAIO FZ190 CTO
2.0 Ghz Intel 2 Duo Core
2 gig. Ram
Is this a commen problem that is easily solved or will I have to find a computer technichian.
Thanks for taking time to ponder my problem.