After shutting my laptop down a couple of nights ago, I've been unable to get it to boot up properly - I can't get to the login screen. At present I don't have access to a recovery disk or any other kind of disc.
There are a few different things that can happen when I turn the laptop on. Sometimes it will give me the load screen with the Medion logo (the company I bought from), then go to a black screen with 'Press F11 to start recovery', and then turn itself off if I don't do anything. If I try to run recovery, it goes to Cyberlink PowerRecover, and sometimes it will launch the recovery program but make no progress, and sometimes it will say 'The program cannot restore the system partition because its structure is incorrect.'
Sometimes it will go to a black screen with white text stating:
Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (Build 083)
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller Series V2.39 (01/24/11)
Client Mac ADDR: 4C 72 B9 1A 6F51
PXE-E53: No boot filename received
PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE Rom.
Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key_
I managed to get to a screen about some sort of recovery service, but none of the options worked. Startup repair gave me this:
Event name: Startup repair offline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: -
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: -1
Problem Signature 05: External media
Problem Signature 06: 1
Problem Signature 07: No OS installed
Locale ID: 1033
System restore gives me: 'To use system restore, you must specify which Windows installation to restore. Restart this computer, select an OS and then select system restore.
System image recovery gives me: internal error occurred. Cannot find file specified: 0x800700002
Also had at one point:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change may have etc etc,
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot config data.
The file or directory D: is corrupt and unreadable. Please run chkdsk utility.
The laptop is a Medion Akoya P6815 running Windows 7.
Is there any quick way I can determine if it's a software or hardware problem?
Thank you very much in advance.