The laptop I use as a video player came out of hibernation Monday into what is called "Startup Repair". I allowed it to run in this mode for a few hours. I finally shut it down and attempted to find out what the problem was to no avail. Did find out that the registry was corrupted and there wasn't anything I could do, other than reinstall Windows 7. So I did. Even though I have my older pics on a separate partition the reinstall wiped them. Fortunately a free little program called Power Data Recovery saved the day. I recovered nearly 6 Gigs of photos and 4 Gigs of other data. The data I could have gotten by without but not the pics. I was using this computer as a backup, which was OK, except I hadn't backed it up anywhere else. So I burned everything to DVD's and now I feel better. I won't let that happen again. So backup your photo's and anything else important to CD/DVD or the 'cloud'.