Hi guys thanks in advance for reading. The situation in short is as follows: My roommate's computer crashed. It will not load windows. It will not boot into safe mode. I can access the bios and the computer recognizes that the hd is installed. Additional details: The computer itself is about 3-4 years old and is running windows 7. The videocard was starting to tweak a few weeks ago (crashing out of games but not crashing windows). I initially hypothesized that the VC caused the system to crash. However, we've replaced the videocard and now we have all these other problems. The system was not behaving abnormally other than that prior to this catastrophic crash. What I've tried: I tried to reinstall windows on a different partition (assuming that we might be able to recover some data from the old partition). However, after it "finishes" installing windows, it restarts and says that it cannot finish installation in safe mode (even though it forces itself into safe mode regardless of the options I select). I also tried to make a boot disk to check the health of the hd (seatools) but it will not recognize/boot the disk. Any suggestions are appreciated.