My machine is working once more. We gave the damn thing to uath while we left the house and he somehow got it working again before we got back. He said the registry was all screwed up, which could have happened when it up and died when it was booting windows. Still odd but, meh. I'm running a virus scan on it now just incase and I've backed up my important info.
Of course this made me late for the artgrind and I have too much to do now to get back to it :/