For friends i recently sorted them out with a new Dell that cost something like £240 for a ok spec machine that was brand new. Ok i hate XP but they only know how to work XP and had a small budget, so i went over and installed everything along with Norton internet security. Major problem:Boot ups seem to never fully load, everything freezes up once the main desktop appears. The only time i got it to come out of the freeze was putting in the Installation XP cd for some reason. I tried restarting after that but again all i got was a loading icon for ages, i tried putting in the installation cd but nothing changed. I guess i could re-install the whole Xp home edition (service pack 2) but how would i do that if it freezes at every start up? ctrl-alt-delete doesn't work either. Please note that this isn't a dig at Xp or Dells because i think it is great vfm just need to get XP working for them! Any help would be very much appreciated.