Last night I was using my laptop on battery power and forgot to plug in the power supply before we went ount to eat. Needless to say, when I returned from the restaurant, the laptop was powered off. After pluging it in, I tried turning it back on and it boots up to the login screen and allows me to enter my password. When I press enter after entering my password, it hangs and does not take me to my desktop. i am still able to move the mouse pointer, but if I click on the power or restart buttons, nothing happens either. The dots that denote the characters of my password remain in the password field, and clicking in the password field does not put the cursor focus in the field. I waited a long time, thinking maybe it was just doing some sort of checkdisk type activity without indicating so, but the hard drive activity light was not blinking. I tried powering off and back on and cannot get any farther than the login screen. It’s like it’s in a loop or something.
is there some kind of startup repair that I can perform to fix this problem? Or is there a way to boot in a safe-mode in order to see where it is hanging. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Asus U56E Laptop.
600GB Hard Drive.