About two weeks ago (due to unfortunate circumstances) I had to reformat and in the process acquired an extra 250Gb SATA drive. Everything was going just peachy and I had reinstalled all the programs that were installed before the reformat, nothing new. Same Windows XP Professional same everything. Then I restart one day and it gets stuck at the black loading screen (blue scrolling thing just keeps scrolling). Boot in safe mode, fine. Restore to a point 3 days back, fine. I figured it might be the Windows updates seeing as I had installed the whole lot of them in between the restore time and mess up time. So I do not install them this time. Restart again same thing happens, do the same. And so it continued until at some point Safe mode stopped working. A this point I repaired Windows (not seeing any other option) which fixed the not being able to restart in Safe mode but not the original problem. Eventually I went into Device Manager and disabled all Modems, Network Adapters etc. It starts up just fine, so one by one I enable everything until only my floppy drive is disabled which I don't even think is plugged in anyway and I figure yay! I fixed it. It remained fixed for about 4 days (including numerous restarts juuust to make sure it wasn't fooling with me). Now this morning, same problem. I went into Device Manager, disabled everything I could think of, still having the problem. Restored to two days hence so I could connect to internet (but from past experience I'm pretty sure it'll just go back to the problem once I restart, which btw I'm too scared to do now.) This is part of the boot log with everything disabled (which is mighty strange if you asked me): Loaded driver srescan.sys Loaded driver Mup.sys Loaded driver kl1.sys Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\drivers\TDI.SYS Did not load driver ACPI Multiprocessor PC Did not load driver Intel Processor Did not load driver Intel Processor Did not load driver Intel Processor Did not load driver Intel Processor Did not load driver Intel Processor Did not load driver Intel Processor Did not load driver Intel Processor Ed finitum until at some point: Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\usbohci.sys Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\usbehci.sys Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\imapi.sys Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\cdrom.sys Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\redbook.sys Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\i8042prt.sys Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\kbdclass.sys Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rdpdr.sys Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\termdd.sys Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mouclass.sys Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\swenum.sys Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\update.sys Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mssmbios.sys Did not load driver Intel Processor Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\usbhub.sys Did not load driver Intel Processor Did not load driver Intel Processor Did not load driver Intel Processor Did not load driver Intel Processor Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\lbrtfdc.SYS etc. etc. you get the picture. Also in my Event Viewer I get for SPTD: Driver detected an internal error in its data structures for . Though DAEMON isn't installed anymore after the Restore. Ran Spybot and Kaspersky, nothing. Any help perhaps? Windows XP Professional SP2 (No Windows updates yet) Intel Pentium D 2.80Gz GeForce 7900GT Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 ZoneAlarm Anything else? Thanks!