i boot up windows and it only ever gets so far as the blue screen with the windows logo and saying windowss is starting up, and it wont budge past there. It's been happening for a day now, and my efforts havnt prevailed. I've trid reseating my ram, checking the connections for the harddrive, run a system restor but it would only let me restore it to the 27th of April, the day it started playing up. I did a OS repair and it let me get on to the computer where i could do everything perfectly, but it wouldnt work again at restart. I'm all out of ideas, except for a Full Format, which i dont want to do, and im not sure it would work either, as my fears are a hard drive failure. Any body else got some tips?