+ 0 Votes OK, so heres what happened... kal_lmn March 19, 2013 at 3:00am PST eventually I managed to get into safemode. I ran chkldsk, and it seemed to change several files. NOW my system will boot, but STILL gets stuck on the windows startup screen for about 1 minute. It USED to pass that screen in 10 seconds... maybe 15, anything else I should try now that my system is booting? ALSO, during the safemode boot, it also took quite a while, but at least it showed the files while booting, and it seemed to REALLY like staring at a file called "aswrvrt" might that have something to do with it?