I have a new MESH laptop running win2K. All was fine until I came to delete an audio file which had a name that was too long to be deleted. Couldn't rename it, so I used Advanced System Optimiser's option to "safely remove" said file, but various "could not access file" warnings etc came up. Then went for a reboot, and got the BSOD: shell32.dll may be corrupt. I cannot get the laptop to boot in safe mode at all. Tried using the repair option on the Win2K disk, but that was a no go. Tried replacing the dll by using the Recovery Console, but that didn't work either. Now we have some pretty irreplaceable stuff on that hard drive, so if anyone has any suggestions as to how I can repair this, get the thing into safe mode, or..... well anything! I would be more than grateful! Thanks for wading through this!