the mouse didn't work, the graphics driver was gone, there was no sound. :hotbounce So i managed to fix the graphics, the mouse half-works (it use to be USB but now only works in the circular ports). But i still havn't fixed the no sound business. I have an Intel AC'97 Audio Controller - SigmaTel Codec. After trying loads of drivers named various 'AC97' & 'AC'97' but to no prevail. Standard System restore didn't do it, i check for viruses, none. I check Netstat just incase, nope. I wondered if some annoying hacker decided to delete some windows file that regulates sound (if there is such one). And i wonder if theres a program to check it. Either that or dust. It was bought Dec 2000, and i havn't opened it myself, but it's been opened. Might be dust since a lot of the components needed fixed all of a sudden. Do you guys have any theories/suggestions? Thanks!