Hi...and help! well i've had this problem for quite a time now, basically whenever i turn on my laptop, the logo comes on and then it sometimes freezes. its COMPLETELY random. sometimes it can turn on like 10 times in a row and no freeze!, but sometimes it will just hang there on that vaio screen maybe 4 times in a row, nothing responds, i just have to hold the power button in, and its annoying! i tried to resolve this issue by using the vaio recovery utility which basically reformats and the HDD partition using another backup partition, and then reinstall windows xp again. I did this and it worked i allowed all the vaio updates again, it hung once, which means the problem has not gone, its lessened but not completely gone! i have also changed the boot-up sequence on the BIOS and still nothing, virus scans everything ive done, and still nothing! its much less but still is there! oh i need to mention i have a vista home premium disc, but ive lost my xp one. though i REALLY dont want vista! any suggestions would be great thanks!!