Hi all, Not a computer genius but wanted to see if anyone has any ideas. I really have not been able to find any info about this sitiuation. My parents in law's computer when the woke up one day was booted to the safe mode selection screen. It lists safe mode, safe mode with networking, etc. and the clock to make a selection. When you move the highlight to your selection from the "start windows normally" selection the clock disappeaers. Also, no matter what option I try, the computer will not boot beyond this point. I tried running memtest and it brought up no errors with 9+ passes. I am going to try to repair it using chkdsk with my XP cd tonight. Anyone have any idea what could cause this? I fear they may need a new hard drive and/ or computer but they are tight on cash and need a working computer ASAP. They have an older Dell (about 5 years old) running Windows XP. Thanks to everyone for any ideas or suggestions.