I have a Samsung laptop that suddenly stopped booting. It will get past the BIOS splashscreen (and I can get into the BIOS settings), but get stuck on a menu that is asking me to select a boot device. It looks like this (can't take a picture right now):
| Boot menu | App Menu | ======================== 1. SATA HDD: SanDisk SSD U100 SMG2 2. Windows Boot Manager 3. Windows Boot Manager
Selecting the first option (or any option in fact) just returns me to the same menu.
There is nothing plugged in to the laptop. I have tried connecting another drive to it that has Windows 10, but that didn't boot either (it used to work fine).
I have tried restoring BIOS settings to default but that made no difference.
I have also tried entering the recovery menu to do a factory reset (hold down Esc while powering it up), but it just flashes the screen and never shows a menu.
One thing I noticed while in the BIOS is that the date is showing 2012...
Edit: Also tried booting from a Windows 7 installation USB drive I had, but it doesn't see it?