I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with Windows Vista Home Basic and it has worked great for almost a year. Now, however, when I try to start it I get stuck with a copyright logo and a green loading bar. This screen stayed on my screen for several hours and I just turned the computer off manually. I get an error message and a blue screen when I try to do Startup Repair, and I cannot enter Safe Mode or Restore Last Succcessful Boot. When I try Safe Mode my computer freezes with a list of files showing. I tried to use the installation disc, but after a bar loads Windows Files, I get a black screen with only a mouse pointer. I really need to use my computer for a soon-to-be-due paper in English. Any help is greatly appreciated!