i know, im a n00b, and sorry if my english isnt the best! im typing this from my old pc. i have windows xp on a dell. i hadnt opened the pc for a week and when i did turn it on a creen came up saying: "checking file system on c: the tye of the file sistem is FAT32 one of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. you may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly raccomended that you continue. WIndows will now check the disk. volume serial number is 3d66-130d WIndows is now verying files and folders... file and folder verification is complete. windows has checked......" ive checked out the CHKDSK article on wikipedia, but it doesnt seem to resolve my problem. the screen has been on for 1 hour since the file and folder verification completed. i tried restarting my computer by pressing the buttem a couple of times, bt the screen just keeps coming back on again. also, i noticed that te resolution became lower! can anyone please tell me what i should do about this checking file system on c? ps: when i shut the pc down and turn it on again and cancel the check, it still freezes!