A couple weeks ago I reuploaded Windows 7 to my Dell Inspiron laptop as I was unable to log in. Everytime I rebooted the computer it would send me to Startup Repair and then state "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically." Once I uploaded the Windows 7 software the computer seemed to work fine temporarily. Now just yesterday I started experiencing the same problem, which leads me to believe i have some sort of virus. I understand the initial 5 steps I have to perform as suggested by the sticky post on the forum. However, would you suggest that I try to re-install windows first or should i just try and complete as many steps as possible with the way my laptop is right now? This is because I am having trouble even getting the computer into Safe Boot. Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it.