I'm not sure if there's anything else. My dad took an entire day to get everything set up, and it was working great. Later, after a botched attempt at installing Sims 2, I got a black screen with white text saying that "Windows did not shut down properly" and gave me some options. I tried safe mode, I tried starting up normally, and none worked. I got black for a bit, a blue screen popped up to quickly for me to read it, and it went back to the black screen with white text. I looked around on the internet, and someone suggested I reinstall Vista. I really should have known it would be too easy. I tried to start up Oblivion, and I got a message saying "Failed to initialize renderer. NiXAdapterDesc::GetDeviceCaps() failed." Dungeon Siege 2 gets me "A fatal error has occured and the app must shut down. Unable to enumerate any DirectDraw devices installed on this system. [Note: This error can occur if another application has exclusive control of the display. For example, Netmeeting's desktopsharing feature may be enabled or you are trying to run this app thorugh a remote desktop in Windows XP or Terminal Server. It can also occur if your hardware does not support 3D acceleration or if your video driver does not properly support Direct X 8.)" Age of Mythology started working after I managed to get internet connection, but it plays the pre game videos then I get a black screen with the pointer on it. These games had NO problem before. If anyone could tell me what is going on and how I can fix it, it would be greatly appreciated.