Ok, I have a problem. I installed nero on my computer and it said I needed to restart my computer for the changes to take effect. So I restarted and when the the xp screen was coming up with the loading bars it went away real fast, I thought this was strange because usually it takes a while. So the screen is sitting there blank for almost 30 minutes, I didn't know what to do so I turned it off then turned it back on. Now it says that it didn't shut down properly and maybe a program that was recently installed could have caused this. It give me the options of booting in safe mode with command prompt or networking and I cannot boot it in any of them. It won't let me start it normally either, nor will it let me start it since the last good configuration. So now I get on my g/f's computer and read up on what I could do. I just get frustrated and give and decided to reinstall windows. I format the partition and install windows again, everything goes smoothly until I get to the windows loading screen and it goes blank again. What the hell could the problem be? I'm really lost here and this is aggravating. edit: and when I try to boot in safe mod it goes through a list of items in partion\windows\system32\drivers then it stops.