Acer Aspire 5720 boots to black screen with cursor in both normal and safe modes

Windows vista home premium is attempting to start but all i can see is a black screen (i can move the cursor  but the login screen never appears) while the hard drive doesn't stop to blink

i would like to restore to a previous point but i can't access to the Desktop

Thank You in advance for your help
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
An excellent tutorial on using System Restore in Vista, complete with screenshots, is available here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial143.html
Windows Vista System Restore Guide

And it can be run from the Recovery Environment, which is Vista's substitute for the old XP Recovery Console:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial142.html
Using System Restore from the Vista Windows Recovery Environment
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
And if the Acer Aspire 5720 is one of those far too many pcs that aren't supplied with a Vista install DVD by the computer manufacturer, You go to this site and download the makings for a recovery disk:

http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/


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