When I try to boot up, I get the following message: autochk program not found. skipping autocheck. It's then follwed by the dreaded bluescreen which says the same thing, along with some other language such as "permanent fatal error". Then the system shuts down and reboots, and goes through the same thing again. I've read a lot of threads on the same issue. My problem is that I can't get it to boot in safe mode, or from the CD-Rom. So, I can't get any type of recovery disk to boot. I'm in sales...and my head spins when I read some of the technical stuff here that comes so easy to most of you. Can anyone try to help me? Please. I have an IBM ThinkPAd A31P with Windows 2000 Professional. Thanks!