My laptop is a Compaq presario r4000. Here are the specs: ATI Radeon Mobility xPress 200 (or something very close) AMD Athlon +3500 64 bit (clocked at around 2.2 ghz) 100 gb hard drive, I just had it replaced, so I don't know the exact specs. Mobo - I have no idea, it was also just replaced. Recently I've been having a hell of a lot of random crashing to the BSOD. According to bestbuy, it was a hard drive problem, I had a "bad sector". So after the crashing got annoying (every 20 minutes) I decided to get the HDD replaced. Along with that the mobo was replaced. I'm still getting the random crashing to a blue screen. Before, when I crashed, it would say that it was doing a dump of my phiscal memory, but now, it goes to the blue screen for a second, then restarts itself. After that it turns back on, quick bluescreen, restarts again. Then it goes to the windows screen asking, "what would you like to do" with choices like, start in safe mode, start normally, etc. I always choose start normally, but then it bluescreens again. Then I do a forced shutdown (holding down the power button) and leave it off for an hour or so before I turn it back on. Recently my crashing hasn't been so bad after the HDD was replaced. I also ran a scan called smitfraud I think to get rid of a virus, and that slowed it down somehow, I think. If anybody has any idea whats going on please tell me. I'm lead to believe that my graphics card is being stupid because the drivers are always messed up (never with the newest ones, and if I want the newer ones I have to get the omega drivers). Apparently, according to one of my friends, it is just a really bad video card. If I had a choice I would get a different one, but its a laptop, so I don't really have much of a choice.