Ok so heres what happends: -Push power button. -hp screen comes up (F1-boot menu, F8-setup ect...) -I let that load, and the black screen says load windows normally or last know good configuration (because i guess i shut down wrong. (always happens when I hold down the power button to shut off).. Either one i choose I get the windows loading screen and then the screen goes black. Ive left it for at least 30 min and it just stays black. -Ive also booted it in safe mode. When I boot in safe mode all those checks, I guess they are, before safe mode actually loads up- (heres an example of one : multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partitions(2)\windows\system32\Drivers\Mup.sys) <--is the last one it checks(?) and then it stops and nothing else happends, its just stays on that screen. Any help would be great. -I really hope I don't have to go out and buy a recovery disk....=( Oh and ps...I think I have windows xp Service pack 1 or 2 I don't remember.