Good day, lurkers.
My mother's laptop has experienced this issue for the second time, now:
Last time I resolved this problem by repairing Windows using a DVD. But THIS time around I can't seem to be able to get beyond the "ASUS In Search of Incredible" loading screen before the system shuts down or reverts to the blue ERROR screen.
On several occasions it just booted directly into BIOS.
Once, BIOS didn't recognize the primary drive at all.
Initially, before the above issues materialized and I was able to boot into Windows the disk usage was 100% with the responsiveness of an East German Trabant. Not that this ever handled like an F1 Merc or Ferrari but JESUS, this was a painful length of time to sit through. And not even a baby at the end.
Is this a sign of a failing hard drive or is this software related? Pertinent to the problem, Windows had a hard time updating between the time I solved the issue and this latest occurrence.
I tried repairing Windows using multiple functions but to no avail. If anyone has an idea what the problem could be please advise.
I'd like to deploy my troops in her country.