Ok, I'm not sure if this is exactly the right place for this, but since you guys have never steered me wrong, I would appreciate the help. As our home pc, we used to have a IBM Aptiva, upgraded it to windows millenium when that was the big thing then evenually upgraded to an entirely new pc that my uncle built. The Aptiva was packed away since it still worked and basically left alone. Then we decided to give it to one of the girls at work since they needed one and didn't have the money. They wanted it for general purpose stuff, lite surfing, working from home, etc. So I brought it over, hooked it up, turned it on and at the boot up screen, theres a message underneath the memory test, etc. that says "1762 configuration change has occurred", then it freezes, you can't go any place from there. I dug out the old manual for this, which suggested testing the connections to make sure they were in properly, they were. So, since I can find no helpful suggestions in the manual and nothing on the web, and since I've never come up against something like this, I ave no idea as to what caused it. Any ideas? Thanks for the help.