Ok, I think my subject on this is right. I have a Compaq N610c laptop, 2ghz, 512, 40g, radeon 7000. I went to boot it up today, and the screen was black. I decided to restart, cause it usually fixes alot of things, and it did the same thing. I decided to use microsoft's good ole safe mode. I got into windows just fine, but when i wanted to look at my video settings, I found that my Adapter type (display properties>settings>advanced>adapter tab, had a resource conflict. I am quite computer savvy (school district tech 2 + years) but i have to say i've never done anything with resources. I tried to restart again, this time with network support to download drivers, but the bootup sequence would not make it past the agp drivers. Now that i can't get into the os at all I am really lost. Anyone have any ideas? I really need help.