Hi all, I have been reading up on the fourm looking for a answer to my problem to no avail and am seeking help before i do anymore damage. I have a toshiba laptop that runs windows 7 32bit home premium and it is not booting properly. When i turn it on t will show the microsoft logo and says "starting windows" but never gets past that point. i have tried all the fixes i read about on the forum to no avail including, safemode (will not boot into safemode..starts to load but stops at drivers/atipcie.sys and sits there for a minute or two and goes to the repair startup recommeded screen. I have tried startup repair and done it many times because i have read it can take several times (it says "startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically") I have tried the windows repair disc using system restore but it says no restore points found, even though i know they are on my computer. All of my school files are on this computer and while i have some of there backed up on a external hard drive there are some more recent files that are not. What can i try without a clean install to try and repair this? Any help greatly appreciated.