Hey, first a little background info, *a rant if you will*. Feel free to skip to the second paragraph. Anyway, my computer started like many with xp. I downloaded vista replacing xp and it worked great. I loved vista but was so intrigued about windows 7 and I just had to have a taste of its new superbar. So I waited patiently until build 6801 was done downloading and was super excited. I then found I had to do a bunch of crap like cramming everyfile if not deleting it so I could fit the instal files. I installed windows seven onto a seperate partion. I was pretty disapointed when I saw how bad it ran on my laptop. No aero like my vista, web games like flash and java could hardly run, no hardware acceleration, I couldn't use the superbar. I tried deleting the windows files and doing anything I could to uninstall it. I gave up on it until one day. My vista trial expired *I originally thought it just found out it was a fake until I realised the "pre activated" vista I downloaded wasnt' activated and it was just a 120 day trial. I now had a reason to use my windows 7. It wasn't fancy but it worked even when it realised it wasn't genuine either, (unlike vista which will only let me use the internet window *typing from it*)Windows 7 worked fine except for the black background. Thats the background of my problem (mostly me venting) Anway, I cant get past the startup. It constantly freezes. The farthest i've gotten was the login page. I've tried rolling back drivers in safe mode and startup repair but so far nothing has worked. I'd really like to transfer my music off my laptop (or even listen to it) without buying a hardrive adapter to hook this thing up to my desktop. I cant exactly transfer gbs of music through an internet page (if you didn't know, all I can do on vista is see an internet page or two. No start bar or time even.) Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks for reading my rant (if you did) too!