Hi Spider, I only requested that I get a direct email (CC: to me) b/c it looks like it takes a while for the emails to be posted in the freelists site and I would have to wait a day for the digest. I just changed my options so I get emails. I saw the repair option when I ran the CD, but thought I should just do another full installation. I think you are right in that I must have mistakenly chosen the wrong partition for XP. I don't know how long a reformat would take, but I did my third reinstallation in 3 days b/c it kept locking up on me. I also bought another Firewire card b/c I thought the other one I used was the problem. Or at least the MusicMatch software. I also spent about 20 minutes trying to clean the fan and heatsink (?) b/c it was loaded with dust and I thought that maybe that was the cause. I was wondering how to find out how many watts your power supply is? --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? The New Yahoo! Search - Faster. Easier. Bingo. For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.