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Hi there, as the title states, I'm having some trouble with booting windows.

It all started when I went to ASRock's website to check for new driver updates. Since there were some new drivers, I downloaded and installed following directions where given.
The updated drivers were:
Intel Management Engine driver ver:8.0.2.1410
Intel Rapid Start driver ver:1.0.0.1014
Intel Smart Connect driver ver:2.0.1083.0
SATA RAID Driver
Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver ver:10.8.0.1003
Intel Rapid Start Utility ver:1.0.5
Intel Smart Connect Utility ver:1.0.6

When I was asked to restart my pc I did, and when it got to the point of the Windows Logo screen, it just stayed there. The logo was pulsing, so it didn't seem like a freeze. I left it there for about 10 minutes and when it still hadn't booted into windows, I restarted the computer by pressing the reset button.
This time around, the Windows Repair and recovery screen showed up
It ran the "repair" thing and I did a memory check along with a chkdsk c: /f, and restarted afterwards. It still won't boot. Then I tried to do a system restore, but apparently my restore points are corrupt. They won't restore at least.
I figured I'd try accessing Safe Mode, but since it wouldn't give me the on-screen option, I went to the Repair screen, used the command prompt and did the
bcdedit /set {default} safeboot minimal, to force it into safeboot. It listed all the drivers and whatnot, and stopped at a black screen with no cursor. I left it there for a few minutes and then rebooted again, and undid the safeboot command.
This time I tried to change SATA modes, from AHCI to IDE, but this only caused a BSOD that disappeared as quickly as a trapped rat. So I went back to AHCI mode.
I then made some boot cd's (Hirens Boot CD 15.2, and Ultimate Boot CD4.0) in hope of getting somewhere. So far I haven't gotten anywhere unfortunately!
What I've tried so far is undoing the driver installs through running the installers, but these won't run in the winXP environment since they're 64bit, I tried deleting the registry entries, their driver entries in the system32 driver section. To no avail.
I'm currently running a malware scan out of pure helplessness. I'm slowly coming to the realisation that I need a new install of windows, but I'd really prefer not to, just because of the hassle of me not having any backups (shame on me, won't happen again!).

Any help is appreciated! Thank you for your time,
~Agoriaz
Edited by Agoriaz - 11/21/12 at 10:30am
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Try a system restore through a win cd boot-up.
 
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I forgot to mention that system restore returns with an error. It was one of the first things I tried, but forgot to add to the thread.

Edit:
Any crazy ideas to try out?
Edited by Agoriaz - 11/22/12 at 11:33pm
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