Oops, Spider, I think I confused repair w/upgrade (I'm going insane). Anyway, I've been to blkviper.com and bootdisk.com for information on formatting and clean install. Would it be the same if I just boot from the XP CD and format to NTFS? My computer is currently partitioned, but the external HD isn't. I guess if I format to NTFS, that would change the entire hard drive (both partitions), right? I tried reading about FDISK and my head started swimming. I'm sorry I don't know too much about this and that I'm asking questions that have been addressed before. I really appreciate all the help. In the meantime, I'll be looking for audio and video drivers ^___^ --------------------------------- 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.