I/O error message - 0xc00000e9 Unexpected I/O error has occurred, stating that 'Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to my computer."
Tried loading in Safe Mode, and it hung up after loading disk.sys and had to force shutoff. Retried and offerred to run repair which failed with the I/O error message. All efforts failed. Tried the option to load windows normally and the partial windows7 blue screen appeared but never anything further. Force it to shut off again. Nothing but internet / externally connected.
My suspicion is the a hard drive ... any ideas?