I am hoping you can help me. I have a Gateway desktop (2005) I was in the middle of doing a system restoration and the power button was hit shuting everything down. Since then I have not been able to get it to work.. the Gateway screen comes up followed by the WindowsXP screen as normal ... but that's as far as it will go. It then shuts down and starts over ...and over...the only disc I have for the pc is the red "drivers disc". I thought I had system recovery discs back home (1000 miles away) but my daughter has been unable to find them. I was told by the Gateway rep that there are no such discs for that certain model before July of 05 because of MS copy right laws. I deperately need to get this pc going. It had all my MS Office on it from school and I need to refresh my memory on certain programs in order to get a job. I have monthly limited income and can't really afford to buy discs and not have them be the right ones. What exactly do I need to do? Please help. I can reinstall all the MS office programs.. but I just need to get the pc its self going and able to be programed with them again.