I have been trying to log into safe mode so that i can run HijackThis in accordance with the rules I read in the thread on this forum.... but when i click F8 the boot up hangs whilst trying to load the drivers. I did a search and found a couple of other people who also have had this problem - but no indication of how the problem should be solved... I checked out the last driver in the list before it hangs and its AGP440 (full path, C:\WINDOWS\syetm32\drivers\AGP440) Is this the display driver, AGP being the slot where the graphics card is located? I am using an ASUS (Radeon 9600se) graphics card, if that has anything to do with it... I reinstalled Asus drivers (also the AGP Gart driver) just to make sure but that hasn't made a difference... Can anyone offer advice!?