I have an issue. I was playing happily away on my computer when it had a bad crash and forced a reboot. When I tried to reboot it came up with a stop-error that windows had been stopped from loading as it might cause damage. I got into a loop that no matter how I tried to start windows (in safe mode, normal mode, normal with las settings etc etc.) I came up with this BSOD. Some browsing in this topic: techspot.com/vb/topic8356.html ...advised that I reboot using the XP CD. Fine. I was in the process of doing that when I came upon something very unexpected. Rebooted with XP CD. Pressed any key to enable boot from CD. Setup loads all the files etc from the CD. Come with with options to set up XP, try to repair an installation or quit. When I press the keyboard nothing happens. Now, not only did going through this a couple of times not do much for my blood pressure, I fail to see how and/or why it doesn't recognise that I've pressed a button when the keyboard is clearly plugged in and recognised or I wouldn't have been able to "press any key" to start the setup in the first place. Can anyone shed light on this infuriating mystery?