Well how can i start my first post, i currently have a dell deminsion 3000 desktop I am currently running windows xp home edition My hd is a Samsung SP0802N 80 GB 7200 RPM, Ultra ATA/100 hard drive For some time now i had problems with my audio drive sound was really choppy at another forum i was told it could possibly be the ide under device manager so i was told to delete the primary and secondary to rebuild, so i went ahead and did that, that did not work. I was also told that if that did not work to go to run and type in sfc/scannow that would rebuild my drivers that ended out working my audio sounds great,so the day went by i usally run a a virus scan and a spyware scan i currently use nod32 as my anti virus and super antispyware for my spywares while running the antispyware durring the end of the program running i get a popup asking to run a chkdsk so i went ahead and did this while running the chkdsk i get 2 scary things Under file verfication deleting orpahn file record segment 3469 Under verefiying index deleting index entry acterror.htm in index $I30 of file 3462 Do not know what just happened while running the chkdsk but i do know it said it was deleting files i might need, just a few min ago before i found this website i went to turn my pc on it went on fine but i see a ballon on my desktop asking to turn on my firewall i always have it on so this was weird now i went ahead to turn it back on i get this error message "windows firewall setting cannot be displayed because the associated service is not running. do you want to start the windows firewall/internet connection sharing (ics) service?" When i click yes, i get this messege: "windows cannot start the firewall/internet connection sharing (ics) service." Any help would be great thanks for the time on reading of my post.