Yep, the HP Touchsmart you guy's helped me win in the HP/ Buzz Corps comp about 2 years ago!! Well it's broke. A few weeks ago hubby was watching a video when the pc froze and refused to shut down. Took me 2 days and numerous attempts to get it to start and try to do a repair. F8 etc refused to work and none of the repair or recover functions would work. Decided to do a fresh install in the hope that it was just one of things where something silly goes wrong. I finally did it and it lasted all of a day before it did the same thing and told me there was an error on boot and a hard drive error. In the end I gave up and left it alone, we decided the only thing to do was to buy a new hard drive cause we thought there must be something wrong with it. It came yesterday and we managed to get Vista reinstalled without a hitch and all went well till this morning when I turned it on clicked Firefox and nothing happened. I clicked Documents and again nothing happened. It just froze and refused to shut down. Had to hold the button in to force a shut down and now it refuses to start exactly like it did when all this started. Looks like it's knackered :cry: Now I have a spare hard drive and nowhere to put it, what a waste of money.