Hi, just wanted to share this as a heads up to those who may foolishly tread down this road... While restoring my blade in a what I can only describe as a fit of rage, I discovered that Razer has a unique restore feature that everybody should know about, if you didn't already. This may be normal for Razer, but its my first razor and I had no idea. Should you find yourself going to the restore option on boot, you'll be presented with two buttons. One says restore and the other cancel. Should you have given up all hope of fixing your laptop on your own and in a fit of despair press the friendly restore button, be warned, it does as advertised. It wipes everything and puts it back to how you got it from the factory. Anything you've put on there will be gone very shortly after you press that fuzzy button. It also does it surprisingly quickly, like less then five minutes quick. So if you're expecting a "are you sure?" or some options on what kind of restore you'd like to do, or you would like to keep anything you've installed, etc, prepare to be disappointed. It goes button->restored, nothing in the middle. Back up, back up often. Hope this helps.