Hello! In a bit of a bind; hoping someone can help me! I have a laptop here that was not logging in correctly - it would log in and immediately log out. Drive showed minor failure, so I did a surface scan and remapped the failing sector. Ran SFC which replaced one file - still wasn't working. So I tried a repair install. Normally, this fixes just about any darn thing. Not this time. On the initial boot afterwards (the black screen with logo), it just hangs. Power down and reboot, it allows log in, then says "windows must be activated before you can log in". Upon saying yes (because no isn't really an option), the activation windows disappears and.. nothing: I'm left staring at the green hills that are becoming increasingly less calming. If anybody has any ideas that will spare me the pain of having to do a clean rebuild of this system, I'd be most appreciative!