Im trying to help a friend with a PC that they bought a while back.This is by no means a new PC the hardware spec is as follows: Intel Celeron 700MHz 128MB PC133 Creative Soundcard (PCI - unsure of exact model) 2Port USB (PCI) card NVidia Riva TNT2 64 (AGP) PS2 Keyboard and Mouse 6GB Harddrive I dont know the make of the motherboard but, it has the following ports on-board. 2 USB Parallel 2 COM PS/2 Here is the situation, it has been running Windows ME. They bought a Lexmark X1180 Printer/scanner/copier for christmas but it has never been able to function correctly. While i was looking around for a possible fix for them, I recieved a phone call saying that their sound had stopped working. I went to see what exactly was the problem, this is what I found. I rebooted the PC to recieve a message similar to "there is an error with your registry. Please run scanreg /fix from the ms dos prompt." I did, so that was the last of that message, however now that I boot into ME I need to get a device driver for the graphics card. Upon inserting the cd into the cdrom drive "My Computer" died a horrible death and only hangs now. Occasionally it will load but shows no cdrom drive. When I take a look into device manager there is only 3 devices listed instead of a large list that you usually see. As well as many others the soundcard, graphics adapter and all usb related info is missing. I was tempted to try a system restore for them, but the last restore point they have is from February 2003! I now have very little options to give them. I either need to find the issue that is now present and fix it, then re-attempt to get the printer installed and working (with the help of osnn). Or, install XP Professional on the computer and hope that it all works correctly again, removing all eye-candy and giving them a similar to ME experience once again. If any of you can help please help me, I'm getting rather annoyed with visiting them to be presented with only more problems.