im not great with computers so forgive me if I seem vague in my explanations. I have windows 8, I woke up this morning, turned my comp on to find no mouse and no desktop icons. The mouse is pushed way left on my screen and can eventually be retrieved. I can see my bottom tool bar where I am able to click on chrome and my folders, however I am unable to see the programs. If I hover over the icon it shows what page SHOULD be open. I attempted to open my control panel from the start menu on the right. It opens but I cannot see it or use it. All I see is my backdrop.
so basically I can't do ANYTHING. I can't even start it in safe mode. After going to pc settings, general, advanced start up, restart I click it. It's meant to come up with some options to get into safe mode but the screen simply goes black and I can't do anything but manually reset my comp. I've read heaps of info but it appears near impossible to get into safe mood from startup??? I've tried booting from disc but that will only allow me to reinstall windows from scratch. I've hit f12 which gives my some options via my gigabyte board. I chose 'windows boot menu' and it just starts as normal.
Does anyone have any idea how the hell I can get into safe mode, jump on the net and get some sort of malware removal for this(if it is even malware)?? Also once in safe mode am I even able to connect to the Internet via Ethernet cable?
any help or advice will be greatly appreciated. I'd prefer not to wipe everything as I have a lot on this comp and stupidly haven't backed it up. Also don't even know how to wipe everything and start again:s