Encountering the trouble Windows XP have given me over the last few years is really encouraging me to buy an Apple Mac OS. In the meantime however, I am hoping to resolve a new problem on my computer. Yesterday morning before I left for work, the computer was working just dandy and did a clean shut-down. Unfortunately, when I return home later in the evening, I couldn't get Windows to work. It will boot as far as the Windows screen where you see the logo and the green lights (sp1) speeding from left to right and that's it. Usually, after this opening screen, it takes to you the blue log-on Welcome Screen. Instead, the computer automatically re-boots and takes you to the notorious black screen that Windows didn't shut-down properly...yada yada yada..would you like to boot in: safe-mode, safe-mode w/networking/command prompt, last good config, or normal-mode. I've tried each one and with each selection, it just re-boots again and takes to me square one (would i like to boot in safe-mode, etc). I'm at the end of my wits and I hate to re-format and re-install Windows and everything else but only if I had no other choice. Help!!! Thanks in advance.