Hello. i have a problem. that problem is very common these days. it seems everyone has it in a form or another. in either case it is annoying and please do help. Whenever i restart the system it hangs on 2 possible screens, 1st on the splash screen when windows is loading, and the 2nd on the windows login prompt. Now i notice also that e.g. when the system is shutting down from windows and eventually the black screen appears, for the first 5-10 seconds when the system initialises after the power cut and i hear the floppy disk initialising aswell, the system is restarted again and it goes again from start and initialises screen/floppy/bios... this happens on every restart. its like the system restarts twice or even sometimes 3 times. thereafter once the system starts loading it can hang in any of the 2 possible times i mentioned. After 3-4 attempts i can login to the system excausted... now the another problem that i notice with this, is that on every occasion that i need a restart, e.g. system changes and registry edits, the actual edited entries, once saved on the pre-restarted system, are now gone on the restarted system. why o why oooo freaking why? am going crazy with this and it has been going on for a few months, but cant stand it anymore. it is like the system on every restart deletes all changes (even if i havent made any) and loads a default setup with my stuff or something... any advice much appreciated. thank you ps: no blue screens btw or any crashes or something so i havent got a minidup. neither any entry on the event viewer, besides the occasional dchp / windows time error.