I have a corrupt file of Mint 14.1 installed onto my computer as the only OS( I really messed up ) When turning on my computer I get the GRUB boot menu automatically. I am offered 4 options which are the following:
Linux Mint 14 MATE 64-bit, 3.5.0-17-generic (/dev/sda1)
Linux Mint 14 MATE 64-bit, 3.5.0-17-generic (/dev/sda1) -- recovery mode
Memory test (memtest86+)
Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)
The first option just takes me to a blank screen and the keyboard ceases to work
The Second goes through text that I am unable to scroll through and stops at a random point each time then just freezes
Both Memory tests get stuck at test 9 with almost 800 million errors.(So something is OBVIOUSLY really wrong)
I'm getting desperate and I have close to no experience with Linux. I assumed that I could install a fresh Version of Linux MINT from my USB stick rather than fixing the current one (which is impossible anyways because I can't open the Terminal) But the GRUB boot menu doesn't detect the USB so booting into a fresh installation isn't possible.
I have no idea what could be wrong, I've spent hours looking for possibilities and have found nothing. :/
Any help or ideas would be wonderful!
Thanks in advance