I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NW270F 15" laptop with Windows 7 (64 bit) Home Premium. 320 gb. Oh i'm also out of warranty. Problem: Computer always freezes at the point where it says "starting windows" and stays frozen. I even left it for alone for 24 hrs and it stayed on that screen. Things I've tried: 1. I used safe mode to repair windows = just restarted in normal mode and froze at "windows is starting" 2. Used safe mode to restore to earlier point = could not to restore message 3. Created repair disc from another Vaio win 64 = froze at "windows is starting" 4. Used registry clean and malware bytes in safe mode = malware bytes found nothing & reg clean did nothing 5. Fresh install of windows 7 = windows bar loaded then froze at "windows is starting" 6. Reformatted hard drive & performed fresh install = windows bar loaded 7 froze at same point 7. Bought new Western digital 320 gb SATA Hard drive & tried install of win 7= same results The laptop doesn't have an OS now and as you can see, i don't care about the data, I just want this thing to work. I've been searching google and many forums for the past 3 weeks and I really don't know what else can be done. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!