OK... Yesterday, due to an issue w/ my laptop CPU fan shutting off, I had to upgrade my BIOS. I'm typically opposed to BIOS upgrades unless you have to, and I considered this a "have to" because my laptop was getting very hot as you might imagine. I used my small Windows partition to upgrade the BIOS, and it seemed to go swimmingly. Even better, it fixed the fan issue. The problem is, after booting XP a couple times, I'm blue screening System is set up like so... 18gigs XP Home 3gig Linux Swap 25 gigs / ext4 (main Linux partition) 114gig NTFS partition.. I use this just for Data.. that way I can reinstall an OS w/o losing data. Linux boots no problem. All partitions, but the main XP partition, function fine. I can browse the XP partition from my Linux OS, and there is definitely still data there. Tried booting Windows safe mode, blue screen. The screen flashes so fast before it reboots, I can't read what it says. Upon Googling, apparently there's an option you can uncheck to keep that from happening. Naturally, I can't get to Windows to turn it off, and Redmond sets it "On" by default(way to go MS!) So I backed up all my data to an external drive, because last time I tried to reinstall MS to a single partition, it decided it wanted my whole drive. Booted my OEM XP CD, and it says it can't find a hard drive.. . This makes little sense, since its the CD I used to install XP on that laptop. IGF Wanna kill these ads? We can help!