I doubt I'll get too much help unless most of you are computer technicians, but anyway, I thought it might help. I have vista, but I didn't upgrade, I just bought I brand new computer (was going to anyways) so far it's given me no problems, in fact, it's been great. I'm currently typing from a school computer, so I'll keep this short. Let me start by saying that my computer's fan has been making a boat-load of noise and I'm pretty sure needs to be replaced. This morning, I to find my computer has prompted an error message with random (to me) numbers, "/'s" and letters regarding memory. It said click Ok to terminate. There wasn't anything else it would let me do so I clicked Ok. Well, at first I thought it was logging me off, as the only thing left was my background and mouse pointer. I shut down the computer to restart and put an end to that awful noise. Well, now it's taking a ridiculous amount of time to restart, giving me grief like having to run a startup repair (I let it, by the way) because I terminated during startup (which was not the case) and now is loading in a very odd way by displaying a blank (black) screen with an enlarged mouse pointer, then three minutes later reload the screen with the background changed to blue. That's as far as I got before I thought "just let it sort itself out" and left for school. I have no idea what to do. Hopefully by the time I go home the computer will have fixed itself. But if this is a problem someone's heard of or just something I did wrong I would like to know if it's fixable. Most likely I will take it in and get it fixed where I bought it since I do have an extended warranty. Thanks regardless. P.S. I don't have access to another computer (pending my own isn't fixed by then) until 01:30, so I don't know how useful this thread may be if anyone posts but it's better than nothing.