My computer is about 2.5 years old and a midrange gaming machine. I admit I do not remember the specifics but it was Verrrry nice. It runs Windows XP Pro and up until now I've had few problems with it. I baby the thing practically. Last night after 2 months in storage, a 12 hour car ride and then a 12 hour warm up from the cold I turned it on. it worked fine, yay! So I start getting updates. First AVG, which kept giving me LOTS of errors until I turned it off, as it ran its' scan and said nothing was wrong. Then I went and got my WoW updates, which is when things went wrong. The machine was acting up so I rebooted it... and now It keeps on saying Windows Explorer must close. You will loose stuff' etc. EVERY time. I try to boot into safe mode, but when I get to that screen its lke it stops recognising the keyboard. I know the keyboard works cause I'm using it now with my netbook, it worked WITH the broken PC last night. I tried all three USB ports on the computer and used a second keyboard too that I know works as well. So i can't get into safe mode. joy. i /can/ get into BIOS though, so I go ina nd try to Boot from my windows CD. Only I have to PRESS ANY KEYTO CONTINUE. And the keyboard stops responding then. I do not know if the KB works AFTER windows loads as all I can do is click 'ok' on the button for the Windows Explorer crashed. So I cant Boot to CD, I can't go into safe mode, and I cant even use xprss recover because THAT wants me to 'press any key' as well. What do I do?? Is my hard drive permanently disabled? A friend thinks the MOBO is overheating and shutting off the keyboard to save power or something. But I dont know. I searched the internet but it doesnt help at all. Please help. I'm in tears. Even if I can't get WoW working and I have to reformat I want to get my computer running!