To prove a point to my GF about using a cell phone to open a locked car when you lose your keys; I got a bug on my computer and trying to get the damn thing off of it has caused it to not boot; it goes around in circles to the safe mode screen but never goes past that black screen. I spend about a month with people from computer help forums trying to get it fixed but it is still stuck. The best news is that with one program that was suggested I can still see all of my data but have no way of getting it off onto a jump drive or even to print it. I'm thinking of putting in a new hard drive with an updated OS ( open to suggestions about that / it had XP ) and then mounting the old hard drive in a USB case and scanning it and or picking important data off of it with a MAC since MAC's seem to be less vulnerable to Trojan Horse's and Virus's that get PC's. Thoughts or feedback?