hi I'm new to this group and I am looking for some help with my windows vista. I'm just back from two week holiday during which time the pc was switched off. I've tried starting up numerous times today and it just goes to blue screen and freezes. It won't let me into safe mode(it just freezes there too). I've tried the system repair and when it runs through this process and restarts it just freezes on a blue screen after I put in my password. It generrally seems very slow and worryingly I can't actrually hear the hard disk spin up.
Please help. I've a big job to get underway tomorrow and most of the files are on my system.....unfortunately some not backed up!!!
Just ran the hardware diagnostic tools.
Reports that Hard Drive Failed the Short Self Test everything else reports normal/passed. I don't know what this means??