Hi, A windows update has recently made my windows unlegit to microsoft. I downloaded the slic loader v1.6.0 and it didn't work. I then tried the last version 2.0.6 and it worked perfectly. I could use my computer for like 3 or 4 days without any problem until now. I didn't change anything related to windows or the loader but now I have this black screen at startup that prevent windows from loading. The weird thing is: it's the loader v1.6.0 that's causing it. I am not able to recover from the windows disk because it tells me the windows is not the same version, probably because of the service pack 1 or some windows update. I tried the bootsect command and it didn't work. I tried to fix the MBR and it didn't work either. I have a AMD pc with gigabyte motherboard with a windows 7 ultimate edition installation on 1 drive. The black screen says: SLIC LOADER v1.6.0 Defult ebda 0x9a000, ebda high 0x9ff00 extending ssdt search in 0xcfc0000 len 0x1000 extending ssdt search in 0xcfc0000 len 0xf000 TABL ADRESS LEN SEGMENT LEN TYPE FACS 0xcfcf0000 0x40 0xcfcf0000 0x1000 0x4 SLIC 0xcfcf0050 0x176 0xcfcf0000 0x1000 0x4 RSDT 0xcfcf1000 0x44 0xcfcf0000 0xf000 0x3 FACP 0xcfcf1000 0x74 0xcfcf0000 0xf000 0x3 DSDT 0xcfcf1100 0x7be3 0xcfcf0000 0xf000 0x3 APIC 0xcfcf8d008d00 0xbc 0xcfcf0000 0xf000 0x3 SSDT 0xcfcf8dc0 0xedc 0xcfcf0000 0xf000 0x3 HPET 0xcfcf9cc0 0x38 0xcfcf0000 0xf000 0x3 HCFC 0xcfcf9d00 0x3c 0xcfcf0000 0xf000 0x3 MATS 0xcfcf9d40 0x34 0xcfcf0000 0xf000 0x3 TANG 0xcfcf9db0 0x282 0xcfcf0000 0xf000 0x3 SLIC entry found 0xcfcf0050 index 0x7 overlap 0xd0000000 , aspiSLIC memory usable 0x176 SLIC loaded into existing entry 0xcfcf0050 recalcultating checksums rsdt len 0x44 , xsdt len 0xf000e816 completed (hd0, 0) There's a 30 seconds countdown here wich leads to another black screen that says about the same thing leading to a second 30 seconds countdown that leads to a 3rd black screen saying: drive 0x00(LBA) : C/H/S-64602/240/63, sector count/size = 976782240//512 Partition num: 0 active, Filesystem type is ntfs, partition type 0x07 Partition num: 1 Filesystem type is ntfs, partition type 0x07 **** options if your HDD is larger than a 1TB: * move your boot files to a smaller partition at the start of the HDD. * format the HDD and allow windows 7 to create a 100mb boot partition *shrink and move your partition s with Gparted press any key to read more (that leads to another screen) Options if you have an OEM/Recovery partition: * Format the whole HDD with active0 kill disk * If possible use EasyBCD to relocate the boot files Tools to use: * EasyBCD to move your boot files * Active0 kill disk (iso) to format *Gparted to resize, move & create partitions. How to boot back into windows: *Boot from your windows DVD and select "Repair your computer" *Select command prompt * Enter "bootsect /nt60 SYS /force" or "bootsect /nt60 ALL /force" * reboot press any key to enter command line wich leads to a final black screen saying: [Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible completions of a device/filename. ESC at any time exits. ] grub It doesnt go any further. I tried some stuff but nothing seems to work I am stuck there where all I can do is reboot, go in the bios or in the windows CD but I cant do anything useful with it. Help would be very appreciated.