On a Gateway laptop with Vista Home Premium, SP1, the computer only boots to the Windows Error screen (may be caused by hardware/software change, etc.). I have tried using the options with F8, such as last known good configuration, safe mode, boot logging, everything. I even tried to disable auto restart. No matter what, when it goes to load, it just restarts and goes back to the Windows Error screen. On this screen, I have the options to repair or boot normally. Either of those options also just take me to a restart. Through a ton of googling, I have tried several different options. I downloaded the Windows Recovery disk, burned it, and booted to it with success. However, it doesn't show any installations when the recovery center opens up. If I hit Load Drivers, it asks for a specific file (I don't know what to choose). If I hit "Next", I can do a startup repair scan, and that's it. System Restore tells me that I must specify which installation I would like to restore, and I can't do anything else from that screen. Windows Complete PC Restore tells me that no valid backup locations could be found. Windows Memory Diagnostic Tools tells me that a problem is preventing Windows from checking memory problems during startup. So I tried Command Prompt, using the /bootrec command: bootrec /fixmbr bootrec /fixboot bootrec /rebuild BCD bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot both tell me the device is not ready. bootrec /rebuildbcd tells me that there are 0 identified Windows installations. bootrec /rebuild BCD gives me a menu of options. The only luck I've had so far is the Startup Repair scan, which gives me this error: StartupRepairV2 and problem signature 06: no hard drive So does that mean the hard drive is dead? Obviously, I see what it's saying, but I didn't know if that is a definite sign or if there is another problem I could try to take a shot at fixing. Thanks so much for reading all of these jumbled explanations. I appreciate your help!!