I've looked through forums to find out if someone else had the same problem but I wasn't able to find one. =( My computer gets to the windows login screen and the little ring showing me its loading shows up, but does not rotate as though it was actually loading. I can boot in safe mode and I have run Ccleaner, Avast! antivirus and checked for malware and spyware. Thorough scans found a few files here and there but my issue has not been resolved. Yesterday my computer was not coming out of standby after leaving it alone for long enough. This is a definite step in the wrong direction. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Heeeelp! I think whatever malicious file I picked up deleted all my system restore points as well because my computer makes new ones weekly every sunday and now I have NONE.