|Just recently I have begun to experience issues when I start my machine. I can start Windows and then when I log in it goes to a black screen and stays there. So I switch off and re-start, it will go through to the desktop but I won't be able to open anything - it just doesn't respond. I do a re-start, and then it will appear to be ok and run quite well.|
My laptop is an HP Pavilion dv6. Never had any problems before. So I ran System diagnostics - and it passed all tests. I could not do a system restore - it would not restore to a previous point.
I then did a start up repair using Win 7 disc and for a while it ran beautifully but now I am having the same problem when I start it.
I have run Malawarebyte, no issues detected. However, prior to this issue, I did download the PC Utility Kit from Microsoft. When I looked at programmes I seem to have a lot of Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 and 2008 Redistributable - x86 programmes (12 in all) which I don't recall ever noticing before.
I have come to the end of my somewhat limited technical know how - I don't know what else to do. I have installed CC Cleaner, but I don't know what to do with it and am afraid I may just mess up the machine even more.
Can anyone advise me what to try? Once I get it running it seems ok, but I am not convinced I should have to boot my machine 3 times to get it running!