I have been working on this problem for almost three days now....and I cannot fix it. I'll try to be brief.... Setup: MB = Asus A8N-SLI HD1 = Win XP Home HD2 = Ubuntu Linux 1GB ram Here's the problem: I was installing a new modem that will work under both Windows and Linux...a USR Performance Pro modem. When I was installing the modem under Windows, it got almost all the way finished with updating the driver and I got a BSOD. I tried rebooting. At the boot screen, my MB asks which operating system I want to boot into...there are several Ubuntu options for safe modes...but none for a Windows safe mode. In other words, I cannot get windows to boot into safe mode (tried the F8 thing, etc) The computer crashes as soon as the desktop loads. I would post my minidumps from the C:\Windows\minidump folder if I could actually access it somehow...but do not know how to A) get to it or B) save it to a file to email without the computer working. The error code I get is as follows: STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xED9CF71C, 0x00000000) USR_BSC2.sys Address EBC72683 base at EBC5F000 , datestamp 40052FE I read the sticky...tried everything there to no avail. I booted from a Windows CD into recovery mode, but access is denied to the USR folder (and I dont even know if that would help anyhow) Thank GOD I have a laptop I can use. For the love of God...can someone PLEASE help me before I open a vein over this?!