Ok folks, here is the thing. A laptop I'm working on got infected with a bad virus and was only able to boot into safe mode. Pretty soon the infection got so bad that it wouldnt even do that. Whenever I try to boot (in safe mode or normal) it loads for a minute or so and then the BSOD pops up saying UNMOUNTABLE BOOT DRIVE. I have tried using an external hdd to see if I could make it boot off of that (like a live cd) Nothing, all I get is a black screen with a blinking line in the upper left hand corner. I have checked on a couple of different systems to make sure that I created the boot disk properly. I did. I made sure that the laptop could boot from usb devices and I even made sure that it booted to the usb device. Now I'm stuck. So here is my question: 1) Is there any way to back up the data on the laptop if I cant boot and using a live cd dosent work? 2) Any other suggestions on stuff I could try to fix this?