Fun? I guess I like the challenge, but I don't know if I would use the term 'fun'. lol Well, I am going to try the Winlive CD once more then I am going to take out the HD and format a new one I bought - and then recover the backup from a month ago. I guess my main concern is and STILL WILL BE if I have a virus on the system drives or not. That is why I was really hoping to get this BitDefender going (and why for the life of me it seems to work for other but not me, I don't know!). Since I have to format the drive with this computer, there is a chance that there might be a virus on my slave drive (I have run a virus check on it, but I really need a Virus check that isn't tainted like from a CD) OR my Dual boot (with Win 7) on it (I have three drives in this system). Both of which could have been hit with the virus/ malware during this whole routine. So that is it in a nutshell, virus worry, but I am not worried about reinstalling. That is the easy part. Getting a Virus checker to work from a CD is slightly worriesome because it doesn't work - making me think it has something to do with my DVD rom or my MOBO. AND I am a bit baffled why I can boot in Safe Mode but not in normal mode - I only once got to the desktop, the rest of the time, it gets close but reboots and does a memory dump or something. Maybe my mobo or something doesn't like something with WinXP.