My system hangs after the splash on a nice black screen. I’ve tried the ‘in-place upgrade’/system repair, as suggested , choosing the first option for XP Pro setup and not the “recovery console.” After I press F8, the following options appear: The following list shows the existing partitions and unpartitioned space on this computer. Use the UP and DOWN ARROW keys to select an item in the list. • To set up Windows XP on the selected item, press ENTER. • To create a partition in the unpartitioned space, press C. • To delete the selected partition, press D> 76431 MB Disk 0 at Id0 on bus 0 on atapi [MBR] C: partition1 (Kahiau) [NTFS} 76332 MB (36761 MB free) Unpartitioned space 8MB 5860 MB Disk on disk [MBR] Unpartitioned space 39MB D: partition1 (KAHIAU’S IP) [FAT32] 5820MB (1996 MB free) What should I do next? I’m afraid to set up XP again or delete a partition and risk losing my data on the drive. LKGC hangs at same spot. Safe mode hangs at mup.sys. Thanks in advance for your help!