Ok, this is actually a problem that my brothers computer is having. No spyware/viruses as far as I can tell. Basically you can start windows but then you can't open anything. If you try to open My Computer it will give you an error message saying that there is a problem with Windows Explorer and asks you if you'd like to send an error report. He says he's fine with just formating the hard drive and reinstalling windows, but I can't even seem to do that. Put in the recovery disk and nothing happens. BTW when you start it up it automatically goes to a screen asking what version of windows you want to open (kinda looks like when you try to start in safe mode, except it won't let me start in safe mode...) It gives you 2 choices, but both choices are the same - Windows XP home edition Any ideas?