I think i have fixed it... so the story goes.... I was happily playing away on Spore....decided to start a new game click on the new icon on the galaxy....the comp froze up...i left it for 15 mins to see if anything would happen...nope. So i switch it off...booted but up fine...so i click on the new game icon again...same thing froze. Only this time when i switch off the comp and reboot i get a blue screen. GUTTED...thinking of windows all over again. At this point im getting very annoyed. So i put in the SL install cd....hold "C" button...boots up and i reinstall SL. Now im back running on it again with all my old files, applications, games etc...but my questions are these... 1. Have i reinstalled another OS on here...or simply patched it up? Is there a way of telling? 2. Also has anyone else had this trouble with Spore? Im scared to go on it again lol! Thanks in advanced!