my Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook does not start properly. Windows 7 Professional boots, lets me log in, but this morning, the wireless network would not come up and although I could open Control Panel, everything after that was pretty much frozen.
I started the Samsung proprietary tool to repair Windows, which booted into an interface that looked very much like XP, and after that the situation got even worse. I now get only a black screen after the Windows logon and ctrl-alt-del will get me to a screen with a few shadows of menus, but no content.
I can boot into Safe Mode, with or without command prompt.
With command prompt, I can see all the disks, all the partitions.
I can backup all my files onto a usb stick and to a full reset, but I'd like to avoid that.
I have a USB stick with a Windows 7 Professional iso made into a bootable stick.
I have another bootable USB stick with a recovery disk made on another machine running Win7 Enterprise.
If possible, I would just like to repair the existing Windows installation. If that's not possible, I'm fine with a new install, but what happens to license codes etc?
Before I go and fry the system totally, what would be the course of action recommended by you Windows experts?
Please explain why and give me a bit of background. I'm no hardware or OS person.