Dear all, I was just wanting to play Colin Mcrae Rally 2005 and realised I needed to make it 64 bit/ windows 8 compatible, went online did some searching and I found out I needed to download some 3rd party programs. It looks like, they were not 100% legit and now my computer cannot boot, not even in safe mode, or safe mode with command prompt. When I boot up the computer now, it says, my motherboard screen, then "Preparing Automatic Repair", then "Diagnosing your PC". After it has done this it says Automatic Repair, your pc did not start correctly. It gives me 2 options, Restart or Advanced options. In adv. options I can continue (restarts the Repair, Troubleshoot which gives more options and turn off. In the advanced options of the advanced options I can use Startup settings (which to my attempts do not much), run Command Prompt, which for some reason Accesses my X:\ drive which is where I have CMR2005 installed and is where I applied both patches instead of my C:\ drive where windows is installed. From Adv. Adv. options I can System Restore, System Image Recovery and Start-Up repair. I have custom built PC, windows 8, up to date Drivers and up to date Avast (needing registration in 8 days). I do not mean to sound stupid, but I was trying to Run original CMR2005.exe, so I put it on Admin and win 2000 compatibility and then when I replaced the suspect viral files, it kept the same commands, which meant it ran in Administrator mode, I do not know if that is any worse, but may be helpful. Please aid me, I really want my computer back up and running, and it would be great to have some friendly help! The Suspects: I am not asking you to download these and give them a go yourselves, but knowing the source might aid a little. Link to website I believe to have gotten it from: Pretty sure is the top one http://www.ausgamers.com/files/download/19192/colin-mcrae-rally-2005-patch-v11-for-win64 ^ this one because it installed the patch and then asked me to reboot my pc v this one because it was the other patch I installed at the time: http://www.gamershell.com/download_7141.shtml Thanks in advance Alex.