Ok, yesterday I was just sitting there not even using the computer when it just restarted. When it did it got past the first bootup screen then said: boot failure insert disk into drive a: press any key when ready restarted a few times and nothing happend. so I went to the bios and checked and it detected the HDD. I checked all the cables, and they are good.so I booted with my xp cd and used the repair consoles fixboot and fixmbr commands still nothing, so I did a repair install of my windows. Well it fixed the boot failure thing, but now just before it gets going i get a bluescreen error I realy need help with this, I know very little about such things. The biggest problem is that I have some unreplaceable data that is not backed up because of the suddeness of the crash. If there is any way to retrieve that data or repair the windows installation temporarilly I would love to know.