This looks like the windows operating system file might be corrupted as its not booting to windows.
To resolve the issue we need to run a windows repair for that you need the windows disk we can proceed then. let me know and i will give you the steps.
Befor that we can try this step first:
shutdown the system wait for 2 misn turn it on and press the F8 for few times this will open windows advance menu now use the arrow key to select
last know good configuration once it is highlighted then hit enter and follow the screen to its prompt and let it move further to load windows
You can run system restore which will bring the computer back to an earlier time lets say few days back with the help of selecting the date in the calender in the system restore tool.
To go into system restore tool click on start select accessories and the system tools and then system restore.
Select restore my computer to an earlier time and click the date in the calender box once highlighted hit next and wait till the process completes once completed it will restart the system automatically and will give you a message your computer was restored successfully in case it says not restored then you can select another Bold date i mean a previous date to retry again.
I would like to know the make and the model # XXXXX the computer.
follow the steps to run the computer in advance windows option.
in case the LKGC didnt work then try the steps again and select the safe mode option once you are in windows you can try system restore.
I tried to use system restore and I get " The disc (C:) has errors.
Windows has dectected file system corruption on (C). You must check the disc for errors before it can be restored. So now I'm letting it do that...What the *^% could have happend? That sounds serious..Do you think I should just give it up? Everything I try is not working.
did it run the scan where it showed #% did it complete the repair?
Not a problem, you can do as you wish.