Hello all, Im tearing my hair out here and I need your expert help. My problem is a while ago i tried to up to SP2 and after it installed my pC would not boot so I went into safe mode and did system restore. Everything seemed ok. Then a few days ago I did some spring cleaning using some of the programs suggested on these forums which were very good at finding "coolweb search" amongst others. I had my windows update turned of since the last attempt at SP2 But went and updated windows manually. Then, and this is my mistake, I turned off sytem restore to clear my last restore points. Then turned it back on and created a restore point. Then I rebooted and everyhting seemed fine, nice and quick. Left PC on and went to bed. When I got up in the morning and torned on the monitor I had the first boot up screen I thought it was strange, it just stayed there. So I rebooted again and it never goes past that point. So went into safe mode and tried sytem resore..... No good. Still the same. I have tried alsorts of things. Last resort was to re install windows. I tried that today, but I selected upgrade from the cd and everything seemed to be going ok. Then it stopped and wont go any further, everytime now when I boot up it tries to continue with the setup and fails again so on and so on. I can't get into safe mode or anything now. Anyone got any help?