Hello. I have a very large problem that I need fixed in a very short ammount of time and I was hoping that someone around here could lend me a helping hand. Diagnosis: I have an older Dell Desktop running Windows Service pack 2 and right lately it starts up with a message stating that "primary hard drive 0 is operating outside normal parameters". After that everything seems fine until you try to start any programs and then it gives me a message similar to the following: "The application or DLL C:\system32\insertprogramhere.dll/exe/etc. is not a valid windows image." on top of recieving that image it won't open anything program related except internet explorer and i'm contstantly getting alerts containing messages exactly like those I get when I try to open a file up. The trouble is here that I have run 3 virus scanners on the computer and it says that there are no virus's or spyware (I use the Latest McAffee version) and also I am not experiencing any redirecting of URL's or pop-ups when it comes to web surfing or computer surfing. I need this thing fixed as soon as possible and am currently operating off of a temporary Laptop. Downloading is a limited thing for me when it comes to the computer in question so if you have any ideas that may be restricted more towards configuration or due process I would be grateful. But if it's absolutely necessary I will do my best, I'm just trying to get my bearings on the situation and what the overall trouble is. I hope you guys can help, i'll check back in periodically. P.L.U.R. ~Stewie2kill "rave on_"