Yesterday while at work, I left my office for a little bit and left my laptop running. When I came back my laptop had crashed with a serious error and wouldn't even boot into safe mode-it just continuously rebooted and showed the BSOD for about a 1/2 second then flash back out and reboot. Anyway, I was pissed to say the least and was damn determined to fix it without a format and rebuild since I have so much programming info and games on my laptop. So for the first time today I tried doing a Restore via the XP Recovery Console. It went very well and I had my laptop up and running in about 1 hour, vs a 4-6 rebuild, loading the OS, downloading drivers, downloading windows updates, and all the other software suites. Mind you I couldn't get into a windows desktop to perform diagnostic tests or determine exactly what had happened to it. I'll share the process with anyone that wishes to know how to do it.