I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 running Windows 7
When turning on my PC I keep receiving a black screen with the option to use System Repair or Start Normally. Both options lead me to the System Repair background except no matter how long I wait the system restore options never show up.
Choosing F8 and running all of the options including safe mode encounters the same result above.
I tried to to use 2 system recovery disks 32x and 64x I downloaded and both lead to similiar results. When I choose System Repair running from the disk the System Repair Question asking to select a language pops ups but after this no matter how long I wait no other options appear.
Next after restarting and selecting F8 (after hitting f12 and running from CD) I choose 'Run From Safe Mode with Command Prompt' I am able to run all of the options from System Restore with differing results:
Startup Repair: Choosing this ends up in system repair indefinitely (left running 12 hrs)
System Restore: Does Nothing. PC thinks for a second and then stops. When selecting ShutDown I see an error message stating there are no restore points.
System Image Recovery: Service Cannot be started in Safe Mode
Windows Memory Diagnostic: Runs test but then leads to system repair background which never loads system repair
chkdsk /r-Cannot Lock Current Drive...write protected.
chkdsk /f-Cannot Lock Current Drive...write protected.
bootcfg- Cannot open Boot.Ini file
bootcfg- Ran all 3 (rebuildBcd, FixMbr and Fixboot) but PC still goes to System Repair background with no repair options popping up upon restart (without recovery CD).
I'm on the verge of purchasing a boot utility disk for $50 unless there is anything else short of "take it to a computer shop" that somebody can suggest I try.