Hello folks, I've been all over the internet looking for a solution to my issue. I have an Acer Aspire One D250 netbook. I am running Xp on it. I bought it used from someone who barely used it. I've only been using it for a few months with no issues. The other day I noticed that Windows wanted to install automatic updates. I left my netbook on overnight one night, and the next morning I went to check e-mail and the naughty windows screen was up telling me that something had happened and to try to boot in Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, start Windows normally etc. I tried booting normally and I got the BSOD and then the machine automatically rebooted. This process repeats over and over again. I'm unable to boot in Safe Mode or the "Last Known Good Config." The Error I'm getting on the BSOD is: stop: 0x0000007E (0XC0000005, 0x85EB5988, 0xF7BF4BE8, 0xF7BF48E4) I've tried flashing the BIOS. I downloading V 1.29 of the BIOS. I put it on a freshly FAT formatted USB stick with the .fd and exe file from the DOS folder. No luck. I took out the battery; I unplugged the power cord, and then with FN and ESC being pushed at once, I plugged the power cord back in and hit the power button after it glowed orange once. After that my USB stick and the hard disk light on my netbook would light up alternately while there was a blank screen on my netbook. I waited overnight with no change. I just tried it again after changing the .fd file to ZG5IA32.FD instead of the original KAV60, but I got the same result. The BIOS on the netbook is V 1.28. I then discovered that Acer has the erecovery option via Google. Thought I would try that. I hit the power button and then held down the ALT Gr key and hit the F10 button over and over. I get a blank screen with the horizontal cursor in the upper left and that is it. The cursor doesn't flash; it just sits there. Nothing ever loads. I just tried again. I just kept tapping the F10 button while ALT Gr is pressed, and I get a loud beeping noise. I kept tapping for about 200 seconds. No change. Black screen with solid cursor in top left. Can anyone please advise me on what to do here? I did check to make sure the D2D Recovery was set as enabled in the Main section of the BIOS. Thank you in advance for any suggestions!