I purchased a Sony Vaio PCG-FX240 from a pawn store in September. At first my cd drive was not working properly, but once I got a cleaner I was fine. A co-worker and several others said I should get Windows ME off and replaced with XP. My coworker said he could do this for me. He was asked for a password in the bios setup which I didn't know but he worked around it. I had three seconds to select XP or ME at startup. The more I started to use my laptop with burning cds, using the internet, etc. I found that I wasn't using XP. He said he would take it off for me and that's where it all went wrong. The next day the error said missing or corrupt file. The Sony and Vaio screens at least came up. Now its just one long beep, two short beeps and he said my bios is shot, nothing is wrong with the video card and he DID NOTHING WRONG! I just started at Best Buy so I got our Geek Squad to look at it and they said my problem is video card attached to motherboard and I need a new one. I need other opinions on this. I didn't get to play with my laptop all of November and now December. What would you do? What is my problem, besides trusting people who know enough to be dangerous. HELP!!!!