Okay, as my name suggests, I am a newbie at this. I am somewhat computer literate but try to speak in layman's terms please...lol. Ok here's the deal. I bought a used computer (no windows boot disk). I have (or had) XP Professional. Hubby was home from Iraq and was playing around. All of a sudden my HP boots to the HP screen, then goes to windows XP screen and just cycles back between the two. Augh!! Any suggestions?? I have gotten a winsys error and when I downloaded and ran the windows floppy boot disks, I got an ntfs.sys error. I have run a utility program to see if the hard drive is bad but it detects partitions, FATS, etc. so that means it isn't the HD, right? Any suggestions at all would be GREATLY appreciated. I had a lot of info on that computer and yes, I know....that is the value of backups but I didn't back anything up. PLEASE HELP!! Thanks.