Ok before anything i wanna apologize for my first post being me asking for help but i cannot find help anywheres and i really need a solution. ------------------- Ok well today after playing an online game on my desktop i decided to lay down. I left the PC on and in the game(World of Warcraft) wich i usually do. after waking up i found my PC turned off with the monitor on still(so i knew we didnt loose power while i was asleep). I attemped to turn on the PC with no success. After a few attemps at turning it on i decided to open it. I then began to take out the things i knew wouldnt affect the PC turning on if they were removed. I began with the Video card, as soon as i took it off i hooked up the monitor to the onboard VGA port. i then turned on the PC and it worked! hooray! the PC started and ran like normal, with less pretty graphics that is of course. i then decided to turn the PC off and reconnect the card...i did that and when i tried to power on the PC it made a very very small (0.2 second) attempt to turn on, making a wierd quiet noise so i decided to take it off. i turned it back on with the card and it brought me to the Boot Menu (asking if i wanna go into safe mode, ect.) [note: i never f8 or anything!] i figuered it was because of the last attempt to turn it on so i hit "Start windows normally" the monitor went black for a second or 2 like normal then the PC rebooted! at this point im upset and afraid to try again, but i did. the same thing happend...in anger i tried it 30-40 more times with no success. in those attempts i also tried using the original windows xp: home install disk. when i ran the disk it brought me to the first loading screen saying "hit f6 if u need to install a raid driver or w/e..." like normal i let it load and then it brought me this "File \i386\ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded. The error code is 7" i hit enter and the PC rebooted again... after reading i was brought to the idea of getting the Blue Screen of death up. after i got it up i got the following message. a problem has occured and windows shut down to save ur PC from it exploding...blablabla... Stop 0x0000007E (0xc0000005, 0x00000000, 0xf7986308, 0xf7986004) i tried searching but people seem to have a slightly diffrent problem then me and there solutions arent working for me. MY pc was custom built by a friend who no longer is with us so i cannot ask him for help. I really would love to avoid having to buy a new PC or paying 1-200$ to have it repaired or even worse...having to reformatt...that would kill me. Im sorry for the long post but i wanted to get every piece of info out so i could get the best response quickly. things to note: i use windows xp home. i have more then enough space on the HD (its 250gb and i had about 100gb used at the most) 1gb ram wich i checked the startup Setup( F2 at startup ) to make sure it was being read correctly. and by what it seemed to me, it was fine. please help me because the PC is very very very important it has alot of important info on it that cannot be lost.