the 'whole bunch of words' is safe mode isn't it? does that restart too? sometimes it gets stuck on a certain line, but given time it will get over it.
had a similar problem with my old windows installation, i ditched it and installed a new windows. miraculoulsy 6 months later i accidentally selected this one at boot and it worked (strange).
anyway ditch it. install another windows on a different partition and back up your stuff then start fresh.
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