I hope you can help - no one else has been able to give me any good information on this. I read a previous article you wrote about a similar situation, specifically this one: http://windows7themes.net/missing-operating-system-windows-7.html, and I thought that you might be able to help. So if you start up my computer (without the Windows 7 Recovery Disc that was made) it will load a black screen that has the American Megatrends logo at the top and it says this BIOS is only for eMachines, and continues to give general information. At the bottom it says "Press F1 to continue." After that it loads another black screen and says "A disk read error. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to continue," then the process starts over. If you have the recovery disk in the disk drive it starts up like it should and then says "Windows is loading files..." and after a few minutes it loads and asks the keyboard input method, and next it gives the options of restoring my computer from a system image that was created earlier (which, of course, was never done) or I can select an operating system. The list below that option is blank and if you click Load Drivers it says "Insert the installation media for the device and click OK to select the driver." if you click OK it opens a window that's looking in the folder "System 32." If you click Computer in the left panel it lists my hard drive as "Boot (X:)" I really have no idea what to do and I haven't been able to find any help with this issue. Any help, or attempted help,would be greatly appreciated and I do appologize for writing a novel! Thanks in advance!