Well Gentlemen (and ladies, if present), I have successfully fixed the problem! I booted from the OS disc, did a startup repair (which didn't find anything), but then did a system restore from a point far earlier than when the problem presented itself, and voila! It started right up.
After some driver updates and disabling Windows Defender, everything was up and running smooth as silk. Thanks for the advice guys!
Hey, I have the exact same issue with my computer and will try the same to fix it, however, I do have a question the original software disk include 3 disk (start recovery disk, operating system recovery disk and applications and drivers recovery) then a have a 4th disk that I created right after initial installation called rescue and recovery, which one of these should I use?
And also will I loose data from my computer ??
I really appreciate your advise