I'm a complete computer novice so if you are able to understand my vague problem, well done! My computer stopped working for absolutely no reason I can tell, and I haven't been bothered to fix it for about a year. Windows Milennium does load up and runs the scan error program due to improper shutdown (ie cutting the power). Once that's done there's ... nothing. Just the desktop picture in 16-colour mode but no programs. Pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del shows that are no programs to 'End Task' on. Reading other threads has suggested to me to run scanreg /restore in MS-DOS, but I don't know how to load DOS. I think that DOS isn't even on my computer if that's possible. Starting with the F8 menu doesn't give an option to run it and Windows won't load in safe mode either. Please somebody help, I must get around to fix this problem!