Hi, before anything, the computer was working before this started happening, it could be an infection problem. Now, I'm unable to boot Windows in any mode, I don't have the Recovery CD, it goes like this: After booting the computer, it goes past the POST and goes to the Windows logo loading screen, the one with the blue loading bar, as normal. After it completes loading it goes to the black "safemode" screen (as if I had chosen to boot in safemode eventhough its in Normal boot mode). It then changes to the blue "Welcome" screen and then gives me an error message saying: "This copy of WIndows has to be activated to be able to log in. Do you want to do it now?". If I click yes, the screen changes to the black "safemode" screen and then gives me a warning message saying: "You cannot activate Windows in safemode. Restart your computer in Normal mode to activate." and the only thing I can do is click Ok and it changes back to the "Welcome" screen and finally shows the Users to log into Windows. I cannot log into Windows because it keeps asking for me to activate, going through the same process, and if I click No it just reloads the Users screen and basically stays the same. So the only thing I'm able to do is to Shut down or Restart. I have tried [really] booting in safemode through F8 and it goes well until after going through the black "safemode" screen and then changing to the blue "Welcome" screen, going through the same Activating process as booting in Normal mode. I am then unable to do anything because it does that with any booting option I use by pressing F8. The thing is that even booting in Normal mode using F8, it shows the black "safemode" screen after the windows logo loading screen but doesn't load the safemode files (as it normally would do when choosing to boot in safemode). I have considered reformatting but is there a way around this without using the Windows repair CD? Thanks for the attention.