I turned my laptop on tonight and received an error message saying the computer did not shut down properly or software could be causing a problem. It gives me multiple choices to boot: safe mode, w networking, w/ command prompt, last known good config, or start normally. I do not get a choice to choose which drivers to load. Trying all the options just runs through loading the drivers. Then it switches to the XP screen acting like it is loading. Then it goes to a quick blue screen stating something like, registry error loading software. (Can't read it, too fast) It then goes on and on in the same routine. I do not have a floppy drive to try a start disk. The only disks I have a recovery disks which will erase my hard drive. EEKS! Can anyone help me? Is there a way to make a bootable cd startup disk? Sorry for the long post and thanks in advance!!!