__Do you have any important files on their??? if so, I can help you get them off without allowing any viruses onto the flash drive you use. (You Don't Need To Start Up Your Computer On It's Hard drive!!) (this helps if it's a hard drive problem lol.
__"Step Number First: Go to KNOPPIX Linux Live CD
and download the img file for knoppix... don't do it on your laptop... please...
__Then burn the Image onto a data disc and then pop it into your laptop!
turn on your laptop and press "f10" repeatedly till the blue screen with all the all the selections pops up. change the boot up order so that it boots FIRST off of the CD DRIVE(""!!!!"") (the one the knoppix cd is in would be nice. then when the computer starts on Knoppix (it's running completely on the CD (No hard drive). Then pop in a Flash Drive(/Jump Drive) and take off all files from the harddrive on your computer that you NEED and you should be fine. take out the flash drive and turn off the computer... NORMALLY in the start section.
__ Then get your recovery disc... if you have one, and restore your computer to "Fresh From The Bakery NEW!"
__ Step Number Last: Mission Accomplished..."