This is a strange one. I have 2 laptops, 1 came back with my kid from college, doa. I was able to get repair from Dell (new motherboard and just about everything else). Meantime, in order for her to get papers done, I pulled the hard drive, connected it to the other laptop, and copied the files. Once the system was fixed, I put the hard drive in and booted - only to discover that 'access denied' was now occurring throughout the drive, I attempted a fix through takeown at the root, but now it will not boot at all, It just sits there, regardless of safe mode or full boot. I can boot from the Windows 7 CD, get to the command prompt and see all the files.