My desktop runs on Windows 7 Home Edition. It has been working perfectly until last week. When I start it up, the screen fills up with messages and various characters and the last line says 'Press F1 to load default values and continue'.
After pressing F1 another message appears saying 'launch startup repair (recommended)'. When I click on that, another message appears stating 'Do you want to restore your computer using system restore', and it has 2 boxes at the bottom Restore and Cancel.
After clicking on Restore, another box appears stating 'Startup repair is checking your system for problems.' Eventually, it says 'Start up repair cannot repair this computer automatically' and gives 2 options of sending a report and not sending a report. When I click the 2nd option, the computer turns off'.
Could someone be kind enough to advice how I can resolve this issue?
It could well have been the bios battery and windows did not load properly, prompting the repair, if you get it to boot again dismiss any repairs and launch windows normally if that is an option. The fact that windows was running fine before suggests a misload and not impending doom.