Hi there, The reason I'm posting this, is also the reason I've enlisted on this website. Since a few days, my laptop has been acting up. It all started when I forgot to run for my charge cable and the thing went dead (as all laptops would do if they'd run out of power). So I plugged it into my future electricity bill, and turned it back on. From that point on, **** hit the fan. Immediatly after entering my password, I got lots of error messages, that appeared as soon as they left, leaving me unable to watch it's contents. And it shut down immediatly after the 5th error message. I thought that there was a problem with the battery not being charged enough, so I left it alone for a while to charge a bit. After a few minutes, I tried to turn it back on, I then saw that my battery was fully charged again (very surreal, I know). So I watched a lot of error messages float by again, and saw my computer shut down again. After that, I turned my laptop on in Safe Mode, nothing bad happened. So I made Windows do a System Check at the next start-up. This took a while, but no problem was found. To end this long story. I haven't found the problem yet. I do have a hunch on it, it seems that up till now, my laptop only had this problem when my charging adapter was plugged in to the electricty-network. If anyone can help me, please do so, for I do not want to be stuck with this problem anymore. I've got a DELL Inspiron 1525 running on Windows Vista. I think it's about 2 years old. I'll be looking forward to any advice you can give me. P.S. I've noticed that my charging adapter does have a little damage on the cable running towards my laptop. But I don't see what a simple power cable damage can do software-wise and hardware-wise.