Okay, heres the story: I was using my computer the other day, and it seemed to be working fine. I shut it down after i was done. I pulled the tower because i dropped something behind it and i accidentally yanked the cord out. So i figure no big deal. I plug it back in and heres where it gets weird. It loads the DELL screen, and then it goes the black screen with the little _ on it. And i see it blinking, and its blinking for a while and i think there must be something wrong. Then it goes to this odd menu that says something about BIOS and it shows my hardrive gigs and it says its healthy and legacy??? I go to the boot menu in F12 and i try to boot windows in all the different safe mode options, it doesnt work and i get this blue screen saying theres some kind of error and windows cant start because it might cause damage to your computer. So then i get the XP CD so i can repair it. And i go to the boot menu and press boot from the CD. and it says it is not available and it has to exit...please help me, ive got a lot of files on my hardrive i havnt backed up yet!