First of all Hello! My system will not boot. I was having problems w' Yahoo and Outlook and after deleting several important messages I slammed my lid closed on the laptop. Dumb move! Upon opening the lid and taking the system out of Standby, I received a fatal error 0x00000006 BSOD message, then upon reboot "a disk read error has occured" message. I did some Googling and was led to believe either the MBR or HDD is damaged. I've tried rebooting, removing the HDD and reinstalling it, I tried fixboot in Recovery console using my XP Pro setup disk, and finally have tried chkdsk /r using recovery. chkdsk is still running after 10+ hours and appears to have stalled out 5 hours ago at 61% complete. I rebooted between each step and so far get the same results, disk error. I'm still waiting for chkdsk to complete, but I'm not holding my breath. Any help would be greatly appreciated. BTW, this is an Acer 5670 laptop runnning SP3 on a 100GB HDD. Thanks!