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My computer wil not boot up from both HD and recovery CD?

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Have you tried booting into safe mode? Immediately after the manufactuer logo disappears (Dell, HP, Gigabyte, etc) repeated press F8 until the safe mode option appears. Choose Safe Mode. If that doesn't work, perhaps try restoring the BIOS defaults and rebooting.

Also, perhaps you aren't waiting long enough for the disk to load. On certain hardware, I've had Windows Vista and 7 setups take extremely long times to completely load. You will get a mouse on a black screen until fully loaded.