I know its hard to try to comunicate this type of problem without actually looking at the comp but here it goes... My comp starts up fine and runs but every 5 seconds or so a typical windows error message pops up "error yaadadada, send message to microsoft?" type thing. clicking on show error log at the bottom it says "c:\docume~1\zack\locals~1\temp\wer31.tmp.dir00\appcpmpat.txt". When I try to find/get into that file my address bar in c: changes to "res:shdoclc.dll/dnserror.htm" and displays a "page cannot be displayed" (this is not on the internet just on my c: hard drive, weird). So I just hit the "don't send" button on the error window. It goes away but then my hard drive clicks, stalls and closses all open windows, applications. If I don't click "dont send" on the error window I can usually mess around in my comp and try to find stuff for maybe 5 minutes then everything freezes unless I close the error window. The whole process repeats indefinately every 5 seconds. Another odd thing is that along with all this my comp isn't recognizing an internet connection (the comp im on now and mine are both on the same router) and I know that it is receiving it. Anyone have a clue? I have run a "disc check" and tried my best to find any corrupted files and i turned off all aplications and processes at startup. I really don't want to reconfig because all my stuff is pirated and I have no backup discs (gawd im stupid ). I'm jonesing so bad for some CS.