Hi everyone, and I want to say I am happy to be here. Here is the problem I am facing. I have Sony VIAO laptop about 1.5 years old. My son was downloading and installing some video game for his psp. The game is leagal and so on. After that, about Sunday, I was trying to turn on the laptop and it wont boot. Basicaly, the logo screen goes of, than the Windows Vista running bar comes up and stays like that forever. I tried to press F10 on the boot to go to recovery center as i did earlier on my other computer, but that thing is not even loading. If I go to F8, I am getting the boot menue, saying that recent change of my hardware or software dowsn't let me boot the windows and it asks me for Vista CD, which I never got with the laptop because SONY doesn't provide cds any longer. They partition the drive and put all recovery files there, however, I can't even get to that screen. I was thinking that it might be RAM or HD failure. please help. Any help and suggestions are appreciated.