ok i was just "surfing the web" not intentionally downloading any programs of any sort when i get one of the many fake antivirus warnings. i immediately try to open up task manager to end the processes and it popped up saying it couldnt open because it was detected as a virus. then i attempt to open a couple anti-malware programs each giving the same message. i then got a BSOD followed by a restart. it gets as far as the windows xp logo loading screen, goes black and a BSOD flashes (not enough tinme to read it) and it loops restarts. all safe mode options hang and restart without a BSOD and i cant get any command promt. i try to boot from cd rom but the only disk i have to work with is an XP Pro upgrade cd (dont know if it has all the features of a regular Pro cd) but it wont load anything. currently dont have access to a computer with another cd rom drive to burn any boot cds and formatting is my absolute last option. edit: was able to scrounge up both an xp and xp pro discs and it wants to boot from cd but its like its not reading the discs. it says Verifying DMI pool data . . . . . . . . Boot from CD/DVD : _ then it goes to the screen where i can select safe modes or start normally.