First, My main computer does not work. It turns on, starts up, the BIOS screen comes up, and a blue screen with some text flashes for a quarter of a milisecond, and then it comes to a black screen with text telling me that windowsXP could not start normally. It offers me 5 options to boot using: Safe mode Safe mode with networking Safe mode with command prompt Last known working configuration Start windows normally. So I tried each of the Safe mode options, and they all do the same thing. it brings up a new screen that shows a whole bunch of filenames just flying up the screen. the system freezes and I need to do a hard reset. I have tried the last 2 options listed and they both do the same thing. The windows XP starting screen (just the one with WindowsXP text front and center, and a progress bar, not the GUI shell) comes up, the computer resets, and goes back through this cycle of trying to startup, but failing and getting back to the 5 options screen again. So. what else have I done? I have a boot floppy that I put in the drive, and tried to boot from that. no go. the 3.5" drive light turns on but nothing happens and it boots to the same screen with the 5 options. I went into the BIOS screen and changed the boot priority to CDROM. I put my windows disk in and reset the computer. the cdrom light turned on but it repeated the same sequence yet again. Now, the week before this all started happening, we had some weird power fluctuations here in Calgary, I had to reset my clocks almost every day. I have the computer on a powerbar with surge protection. The same powerbar as my theater is plugged into. (same model #, not exact same bar) I've had absolutely no problems with the theater. So I'm stuck. But all is not lost! I have been using my work pc for the past 2 weeks that my computer has been acting up. All has been fine, until now. My internet I've been using on my laptop has been very selective the past 2 days. Before that, and ever since I've had it, it's been fine. I can get into HTF no problem, but I can't get into ESPN.com. I can get into redflagdeals.com, but not fantasysports.yahoo.com. Certain things work, certain things do not. My bank works fine, icq.com works fine, web broker, no problem. my fantasy baseball information websites wont work. I'm flummoxed. Why would internet be selective like that? I can't even get into telus.com (one of my company's websites). Job sites don't work. I've been looking for a house. welist.com works, but mls.ca does not. WHAT IS GOING ON???????????? (I can't remember what movie that's from, but it just jumped into my head). Any suggestions for me would be much appreciated. Thank you!