Two days ago my Gateway desktop stopped working. I tried rebooting it and got the NTLDR message that told me to press alt ctrl del to reboot. Once I did that, I was able to get into safe mode by pressing F8. I didn't think initially that I was going to have big problems with the computer. But after not being able to succesfully reboot back into Vista after several attempts of rebooting, trying safe mode, etc, I realized I need to get help solving this issue. I have already downloaded and created two cd's with the torrent program and image burn, yadda yadda yadda....Some of the first few times of being able to reboot, I was able to try to get it to repair itself, but it kept asking me to log on as an administrator or a user. I was not able to log in, as it didn't accept any of my passwords eithe as a user or admin. After 3 times trying to log in like that, that option was no longer available when I rebooted hitting the F8 key. My computer was partitioned to have a drive for "recovery", but for some reason, i cannot access it. I have tried rebooting of course making sure the computer was able to boot from the cd, and even from the usb, as I had the iso image on the usb stick just to see if it would work. The furthest the computer gets now is it reboots, goes through the black screen that says windows is loading, and sometimes it shows me the files that are loading, and it stops on windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys and stays there for a long time, then finally a black screen appears with my white arrow pointer for the mouse. Thats it. Oh, this is a Gateway computer from Best Buy, 16 months old, with an authentic version of Vista Ultimate on it. I cannot find my cd anywhere at all, or else I would have tried it already. Fortunately my photos and files are backed up on a separate harddrive. I don't want to really install a clean copy of Vista over this because there are software programs and email that I have not backed up yet, and I would hate to lose them. I believe my data is still intact, and this is probably caused by loading my MS Digital Image Composer Suite Anniversary Edition software the other day, and then asking it to scan my computer for all my photos and videos so I could organize them. That was the last thing I did with the computer before it crashed at 3am, and I had to reboot to get it to respond. So...I am stuck with a blank screen, with just a mouse pointer, and no way to get my Vista to reboot. No error messages anymore, just completely nothing at all. What should I do?