ok, my computer has been sitting for a while now unable to start up because of a problem i can not solve... i have windows xp pro sp2 and to shorten the story i did a disk check on my main drive (c:/) and it asked to schedual for next time it starts up... i restarted it, and it did the check... fixed some problems in about 30-90mins... then restarted again and sais its clean, gives me 9 dots and freezes forever. i try to cancel it - gives me the 9 dots and freezes... it wont let me start up in safe mode, i've tryed many things but nothing seems to work... i even checked my tempretures and my processor seems fine at 40 degrees calcius... One thing is that my cpu fan is old and is now getting hard for it to turn and sometimes it doesnt even turn when i start the computer , so i turn it off manually spin the fan a bit until it loosens and then start it. it works fine after i do that at aprox. 2700 RPM. if anyone can help me avoid reinstalling my computer i would be glad!