I travelled to Brighton today and moved into my new flat. I powered up my laptop then was delighted to be told that my wireless modem card had found a nearby link. I was surfing the net, overjoyed that i would be able to watch the football as a live BBC one internet broadcast. everthing was going better than I had expected. After an hour on the net I turned off the laptop and rode to the shops to get some mayonaise. When I returned I switched on the laptop and was dismayed then downright livid to discover that there was 'no operating system found'. i restarted many times but the same routine appeared.... 'initializing MBA..press ctrl alt and B to configure' then a load of bull**** referring to a pre-boot sequence which I have never seen before on my laptop : 'Argon PXE boot sequence' then finally i get stuck with the one liner which sums it all up 'operating system not found' So, I thought '*bleep* it, i have lost all my pics and letters but I do happen to have a copy of windows with me'. i tried to run setup but when it got to the stage of checking the hard drives available in order to determine where to install the operating system, the setup program shows the partition as : 38155 MB Disk 0 at id 0 on bus 0 on atapi <setup cannot access this disk.> And any move I make from there turns the screen blue, displaying an error message complete with this technical information: ***stop: 0x0000008E (0x0000005, 0xF74DECAD, OxF70937E4, 0x00000000) *** setupdd.sys- Address F47DECAD base at F74B2000, Datestamp 41107c8f Any help at all on this matter would be greatly appreciated! if anybody has the knowledge to decipher the problem into layman's talk, please find me on firstname.lastname@example.org cheers Discipleofgonzo PS. this was the first time I have ever made use of the wireless connection..is that relevant?