I recently left my ASUS Laptop unattended for 2 hours up in the attic, I'm 99% sure noone went up and previously have always put to sleep (Vista). When I returned PC Doc Pro v5 had run and found 1400 (sic) errors. I guess it self-activated. I pressed "Fix" and the laptop ran the best ever. But shutdown took a long, long time. Next day, booting up hardly happened: it ran the first "running-bar" of Microsoft, and came up with the "ASUS" banner, but settled on a black screen with 2 screensavers. I left it like this for a long time:no change. Trying F2,F8,F12: the dialogue comes up but choosing "Safe Mode with Command Prompt" eg just takes me to a black screen. I have a recovery disk, but will lose all my hard drive (does this include programs ?). I'm trying to get a Vista disk to do a repair/install....do you think that'll work ?
I'm surprised at PC Doc Pro starting up...it never has before.
I'm surprised at 1400 errors....running PC Doc Pro on this DELL linked by ethernet in parallel to the ASUS (which is also wireless), I got 350 errors.
I would welcome advice....I'm finding it hard to locate a Vista disk.
Thanks in advance,