I have several computers in my house, so this isn't a DIRE emergency, but this particular laptop DOES have some files on it that I really would like to get - and it won't boot.
Everytime I start it up it goes immediately to the boot menu asking if I want to start in "Safe mode", "Safe mode with networking", "Safe mode with command prompt", Most recent settings when it worked, and starting normally. NONE of them will boot. When I attempt to run in safe mode(s) it displays a log of information, but that's it. It never gets past that. If I try starting in last known good settings or normal start, it's just a black, blank screen.
I'm betting my hard drive is dead, but thought I'd see if anyone here has any ideas to get it up and running - just long enough to transfer the files at least! :)