Hello, my hp pavilion elite m9340f PC runs with windows vista. a couple of weeks ago, my computer would not boot and it was right after my brother downloaded a file. I used a vista recovery disk(one i found online) to attempt to fix it, it allowed me to view the files, and i deleted the said downloaded file. My computer would then boot, but from time to time, it wouldn't and i would have to use my cd to get it to boot (without doing anything special, just booting from cd).
More recently, probably 5 days ago or so. My computer had updates to install, so when i went to shut it down for the night, i chose the option to shut down and install updates, then went to bed. The next morning I woke up and it was still saying installing update 1 of 14 ( i think 14, dont know if thats important) so obviously it froze. I did a forced shut down, and went to turn it back on and it would not boot. I tried my attempts with the cd i made, it did not work. I try to do a startup repair, but it does not find any drivers to load from, and most files i search for contain no data. So startup repair does not work, system restore does not work, and cannot access the recovery manager.
I should have backed up my files when these problems started occuring weeks ago, but i just figured i had it fixed. Now I'm looking at losing these files(not too important, i'll live if i lose the stuff, just heartbreaking to do it) so i would like to try everything i can to fix it, back up files, so if it ever happens again, i can stress less.
For anyone who has read this far, and has an understanding of my problem at hand, I would reallly appreciate any help that can be given. Thank you, i will try and check this everyday for responses, and will hope for the best until then!