Basically Im not the most computer savvy person in the world so any help is more than appreciated! (grillings dont help either.....) I have XP and every time it goes to boot the windows logo comes up and the blue bar will just freeze after its fifth or so cycle. I tried booting in "safe mode" but again it freezes. I tried "booting using last safe configuration" again blue bar freezes after fifth cycle. I have tried booting from the hard drive after using the F10 option and I get the black screen offering to start from "safe mode" ect. None of these options work. I found this while searching for a reply but not sure if it will help or how to get there if the comp will not start. Heres the answer - "You can fix this by doing a chkdsk c: /f . This will fix the corruption and hopefully get your computer to boot completely" How do i access this and scan before comp crashes? Any help is appreciated. Thnx.