I'm having trouble getting my desktop computer up and running after I gave it to a friend to fix. He reinstalled Windows XP after he told me he found damaged sectors on my old version. He gave me a DVD with Windows XP Home Edition on it. I've tried (to the best of my knowledge) to boot from this disc, but it does not work. I am not computer savvy...at all. I know I was able to get onto my desktop last night, but my computer will only boot to a black screen today. Last night I was attempting to install my linksys PCI adapter so I would have the Internet, which did not work, though I did not change any computer settings in order to do so. If you have any ideas, please provide instructions...and dumb them down. I found this information on another forum, it describes my problems well: - Computer finished post fine and XP loading screen appears - After normal time, XP loading screen goes away and goes black screen with a cursor - Explorer does not run, nor attempt to run - Cursor can be moved (with PS/2 NOT USB Mouse) - Ctrl+Alt+Del does not pull up task manager in any mode - All safe modes show "Safe Mode" in corners - All safe modes have black screen, mouse that works ^ In other words, safe mode does not work - Monitor for desktop works fine with laptop - System restore results in black screen Basically anything beyond the Windows XP logo and loading does not work.