Hi I am not sure if I am posting in the right forum so please be patient. I have a desktop PC with a foxconn motherborard, an intel core duo processor, 2G of ram, a CMedia sound card, an Nvidia Graphics card, a Seagate 320G internal HD, and a Writemaster DVD RW. I have a generic keyboard and optical mouse, neither are USB. I have a set of logitech Z10 usb Speakers and a Hyundai digital monitor. I also have a canon printer. To connect to my router I am using a cable and wireless usb dongle (RT73 lan card?) I dual boot XP Pro SP2 and Linux (Ubuntu v7.04) I hardly use Linux. I run Avast Sunbelt firewall The ultimate troubleshooter Spybot Nero 7 premium Office 2003 Acronis - Disk Director suite 10, True Image 11 and OS selector activesync 4.5 and a variety of other apps I have virual drives for Nero, Alcohol 120 and Daemon Tools Until recently my PC was hard wired to the router. I recently moved house and needed to set it up wirelessly. I bought a d-link DWL G520M pci card and installed it as per instructions - I did not do a backup before this Since then I have had a number of problems my external HD where I keep my outlook archive, Money backup and True Image images is not seen at all by my computer - not in my computer or disk management. If I unplug it an plug it back in when I've booted into windows I am able to see it normally. I have been suffering boot times of over ten minutes - though this is not currently a problem. Acronis OS selector does not appear to work - I am unable to boot linux At the moment when I boot up the computer I go past the foxconn screen and to the next loading screen. At the bottom of that where I would expect to see something about Acronis OS selector I instead read something about an MBR error 3 and am booted into windows. I have since removed the card and uninstalled it and am using the usb dongle instead. Is the best way out of this to back up my settings, email, money files etc and then try to restore a drive image from a few weeks ago? Or are there better ways of fixing the problem? I have tried to be as clear as possible in my post - if I can provide more info please let me know. Will My other thought is to do a clean install of everything and scrub Linux - I never use it any way. Is this plan a bit drastic?