Lenovo X230 Won't Boot To Windows

Problem is when I turn the machine on it loads to the Wallpaper but the part where I login isn't there.  I can see the pointer but thats it.  The pointer is responsive.  I've tested the hard drive on another machine and it passes.   I've installed a fresh  instance of Windows 7 Pro on another drive in this computer and the computer seems to be sound.  Machine was working fine up until last night.  OS is Windows 7 Pro 64bit.

Safe mode loads to same screen.  Last known good config does nothing to help.  When the wallpaper loads it will blink sometimes.  The cursor is still visible during the blink.  I've also attached an external monitor and again no help.  I don't think its software since a fresh install works fine on this machine.
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1namylnAsked:
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William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterCommented:
Sounds like you may need to reinstall Windows. Have you backed up your data on this machine?
1namylnAuthor Commented:
Files are backed up and accessible from current drive.  No full system backup though.  :(
William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterCommented:
That Lenovo ought to have a Factory Restore option. I want to say you hit the F11 key at startup and brings up a Lenovo menu.
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joinaunionCommented:
Tap F8 at boot,then choose repair computer. follow this tutorial.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/681-startup-repair.html
NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
Several recent posts are similar to yours, where they can't get past the login screen.

This may be related to a recent update KB 3097877. See http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/385433-login-screen-flickers-after-w7-updates-tablet.html

 Here's a recent similar post: http://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28832099/On-the-Windows-7-logon-screen-I-am-unable-to-logon-with-my-user-account-and-administrator-account.html
1namylnAuthor Commented:
I fixed this problem by booting to a Windows 7 Pro DVD. Chose repair options then a system restore.  The system restore said it failed.  I restarted the computer with the intention of trying something different and the failed system restore worked.  I can access the machine now.  Will refresh with the latest updates and see what happens.
William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterCommented:
Now that you got it back up, open a command prompt and run sfc /scannow and see if it fixed anything. You've still got something wrong if it says it failed. Remember that System Restore just turned back time to a previously working setup, but your PC failed not long after that.

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1namylnAuthor Commented:
Issue resolved.  Points are for y'all efforts.  Thanks.
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