Hello everyone, First of all I'd like to say that there have been similar posts on the net and on this very forum, however I'd like to point out several aspects of my particular problem which make it difficult to solve. In a nutshell, my Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro notebook simply stopped booting into Windows XP. I turn on the thing, select the desired boot up method, ( Safe mode, normal, etc. ) and soon enough I get the BSoD appear for a fraction of a second, after which the machine restarts and repeats the same irritating routine. The general consensus is that it is either a RAM or HDD problem and there are various suggested solutions, none of which apply to me specifically, and here's why. I have a dual boot system with Windows XP Professional and Intrepid Ubuntu Linux, and I have no troubles whatsoever booting into Linux. Correct me if I'm wrong, but that should rule out memory. What is annoying, however, is that I cannot access the Windows partitions from Linux either - I just get informed that the volume cannot be mounted. Can the HDD be partially corrupted, so that only the Windows partitions don't work? Attempting to repair a partition or to reinstall Windows results in a message stating the following: "setup did not find any hard disk drives installed on your computer." What's odd about that is the fact that when I go into the BIOS Setup, by pressing F2 before the menu in which I choose either Linux or Windows, the HDD is recognised. I tried playing with the settings, rearranging the order in which devices should be booted, and the type of drive, (auto, user, atapi #, etc.) all to no avail. The fact it's a laptop makes taking the hard drive out and connecting it to another PC somewhat difficult, so I suppose that's ruled out as well. There have been suggestions that any extra hardware should be removed before attempting to boot into Windows, however I quite literally don't even have the power cable plugged into the laptop, and the issue persists. I'd rather like to avoid losing the data I have there, so I would appreciate any advice on the matter, and should additional information be required I'd be happy to provide it. Thanks in advance.