Need some advice here. I have a 3 year old Gateway desktop I use at home. I replaced the hard drive about 18 months ago or so. I tried to re-boot my computer last night and when it started the windows screen comes on for a second then goes black giving me a message that something is wrong with my hard drive and hit enter to continue. So I hit enter and then it tells me to hit F4 to continue. I do and nothing happens. I re-booted two more times, same process. I am leaving it off now at the advice from some on this board. My question now is what to do. My main concern is recovering data. It's possible I have a corrupt boot sector and that needs to be fixed or replaced. My question is, where would you go without getting ripped off. I live in Chicago for any of you locals that might know of someone. Someone mentioned Best Buy will make an attempt to recover any data for $150. If they can't recover anything, they don't charge you. But Zzz recommenced going to a specialist only. So any ideas?