Thoughts about “methods” for identifying problems with a Windows computer. This page is the start of a framework for trouble shooting.
This case will probably require an alternate bootable device. A thumb drive or CD that contains one of the following.
One reason for an alternate boot media is too determine if most of the hardware is functional. If the computer will boot from an alternate media then it is probable that the processor, memory, video and USB components are OK. Successful boot from Hirens will allow you to use gsmartcontrol and chkdsk.