I have a Dell Dimension 8100 w/ 60 gb ( 2 partitions: 40 and 20 gb, respectively) 1.2 ghz processor, running XP SP 1. I have a Cybervision 19" monitor hooked up, and a nVidia GEForce 2 MX/MX400 video driver.I set the Windows Update utility to automatically update (probably a mistake, I know); when I got back from work yesterday, the display was messed up. The color settings are all wrong; the brightness and contrast are much too low, and graphics objects create dark streaks on the screen, but certains colors like light green glow like neon. I tried adjusting the monitor settings, then the Settings in the Dispay Properties box, all to no avail. I hooked my laptop up to my monitor and the color was fine, so I know it's not the monitor. I updated my MX/MX 400 video driver, and that didn't work. I tried XP System Restore, and it wouldn't let me do that, despite trying several different days;it tells me that "Your computer cannot be restored to [Date]". I know from looking at the System Restore that two XP updates, KB834707 and KB 840987, were installed at 3am Friday, along with something called Software Distribution Service 2.0. I uninstalled the two windows updates, but could not find the third program. None of these steps has helped; dispay is still bad, and SR still won't work. I'm almost afraid to install SP 2 after seeing problems people are having with it.Any ideas before I back up all my files and take it to the shop to have it formatted? I'm not a super techie, so try to keep the answers somewhere between the novice and power user levels. Thanx.