Hello: This is my first post for a question I need to ask and I'd like to thank you all for this great site. I hope someone can help me figure out what is wrong with my WIN XP. I used to have WIN ME. Bought XP and after a clean install, I run all the updates from MS site. Update all drivers...life was good back then. A couple of weeks went by without problems. Then suddenly I get two separate errors: 1. Ocassionally, when I boot, windows tells me that one of my hard disks needs to be checked for consisteny. OK, I let XP do that. 2.XP freezes. Not even CTRL+ALT+DEL works on the thing. Must use the reset button. System reboots and Windows tells me that the program has recovered from a serious crash. I inform MS about it. Then after this is repeated ocasionally on various reboots, one day I shut down at night, and the next morning boom!!, I can't boot windows. Says some files are corrupted for a brief half a sec, can't read what it is. Safe mode doesn't work. Tried booting with a WIN ME BOOT floppy, can't do because I formated my HDD with NTFS format. Tried the boot disk from XP doesn't work because it's only for installing XP and the repair in there didn't work, it took me to command prompt after I loaded 6 disks. Then I tried the repair install by booting from cd, and in the middle of the process simply freezes. I got pissed and format C: and E: both to NTFS (after backup in CDR's!!) I simply had to reinstall everything. There was just no way I can get XP to boot after this error. I have: Biostar M7VKD, Athlon 1.3GHZ, Geforce 4ti4200,SBlive,CDRW and DVD drive,512 RAM, 2x Maxtor 40 gig HDD's, PSUenermax 350 watt.