I'm embarrassed to tell you what I did, but I am desparate, therefore willing to grovel. I knew better! I am always trying to keep my computer clean and organized. So, I downloaded and used a program designed to delete duplicate files. Stupid me. I don't remember the name of the program. It did say it would send the files to the Recycle Bin. I thought that if I had any problems I could retrieve the files from the Recycle Bin. Little did I know that I would not even be able to load Windows. The computer boots to the point of loading windows and then recycles between the HP welcome screen and the choice for booting screen. I have tried to start it in safe mode and any other mode possible. No results. The window recovery console won't work because it says it cannot find Ntldr. Is there any way to access the recycle bin and retrieve the missing files? I have an HP Pavillion desktop computer. I do not have a Windows Installation Disk. All I have are recovery disks created when I got the computer. Will these repair Windows? It appears that they will only restore the computer to the original state. I know just enough to get myself in trouble, as I have. I am open to any suggestions. If I have to restore to the original state I will, but I don't want to. If I have to do that will I lose all my documents, etc? If so, is there a way to recover them? I have a second hard drive that most of my stuff is saved on. However, I have a lot of pictures that I uploaded to my computer yesterday that I haven't backed up.