I have just tried to turn my laptop on this afternoon and it loads up fine until after the vista boot screen where the screen goes black with the White mouse pointer and that is all. It has been in this state for over an hour now. I have tried safe mode and the same results occur.
The hard drive is fine as I have attached it using a caddy to another PC and I can still see all the files.
System recovery was performed and the laptop was rolled back 2 days to a time when it was working and I am having the same problems. Anything else I should try before taking the final steps to a system restore?
It sounds like a Hardware Problem, have you fitted anything new or changed anything? like any new drivers. Remove all external devices and try it. Also try booting without the Hard Drive in the slot, this is under a plate in the bottom of PC if its a Laptop. Could also be a faulty stick of ram