Hi, Had problems which i've been rectifying with help on this forum. Now i need extra help as the solutions so far have caused further problems. 1, Windows starts normal but when i try to start a cd game or install a software cd - message comes up either "can't delete, install or run in safe mode. Only sign that i could be in safemode is the task bar being in a beige colour rather than blue. 2, I'v tried editing hklm/policies/software/windows/ installer to 0. That didn't work. 3, Windows media won't play anything as it says that there's a problem with the sound device or it might not be installed. Even though it is. 4, Tried to install registry cleaning software to try and fix the problem, but I get message "system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation". I decided that i would do a clean reinstall of xp but can't as xp says i'm in safe mode.