Blah, this thing just ate my post so I'll make this one short. I am doing a dual boot system with XP and Mandrake. I install XP first, then Linux. XP works fine, and Linux only runs the first time you boot it up. If you log off and restart I get this error while trying to load Mandrake. localhost login: ldm_validate_partition_tables(): Disk Read Failed ldm_validate_partition_tables(): Disk Read Failed ldm_validate_partition_tables(): Disk Read Failed It's strange because Mandrake works fine the first time I use it. Just after I restart it goes bad. I am new to linux so I don't know what to do. Windows still works fine ( or it was working fine untill 30 sec ago when I lost internet completly ) But I boot through lilo to linux/xp. Durring boot up, I also see some stuff about modprobe, and insmod failing. Any Ideas ?