Hi, I hope someone can help me because I have a feeling that my computer is destined to never work properly again. The run down: My OS (Microsoft Windows XP Home) is completely messed up, I have no icons and no start menu. The only thing I can see is my background. When I try to run "Explorer.exe" in the "Create New Task" prompt it says "Windows can not find Explorer.exe." I have used this before when my explorer would have an error and it would bring everything back up. Next, I tried to repair my OS by running the repair feature on the CD, but in order to do so you need to have an adminstrator password. I dont remember ever setting a password and I have forgotten the default password. Either way, when I try to open up the control panel from the "Create a new task" it says that it is also not found. So with that option out the window, I saved all my valuable files and was going to run my restore disc that came with my machine. I set my computer to boot from the CD but when it tried it gave me an error saying "Cannot boot from CD: Error code 4" ... so now I am totally and utterly lost as to what I need to do to repair my machine. So if ANYONE has ANY idea on how I can fix this please let me know... i'm willing to try just about anything at this point. Also, I suppose as another little side note, I have been trying (and failing miserably) to fix the sound on my computer. I've tried to install new drivers repeatedly and it still doesn't work. Here are my system specs: Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz Motherboard: Asus P5N-SLI (Chipset: nForce 570 Intel) Memory: 2GB DDR2 Corsair at 667MHz Hard Drive: 320GB Western Digital (7200 RPM) (SATA) Video Card: nVidia GeForce 8500GT 256MB That may be way more than anyone needs to know for this but i'm just throwing it all out there in hopes that someone knows how to fix this issue. Thanks!