So here's what happened. Housemate asked me to delete the obnoxious anti-virus software which comes pre-installed on the Dell Dimension E310 -- since the damn thing was giving him pop-up windows every 15 minutes, demanding money to renew his subscription. Y'all know the drill. I went ahead and used the official MS "Add/Remove Programs" utility to uninstall the obnoxious anti-virus software scam. Powered down the machine and tried to reboot it to make sure everything was OK. Now I can't get beyond the flashing-amber-light "power saving mode" on the tower console. The machine WILL NOT BOOT AT ALL -- won't even come out of power-saving mode. I'm totally flummoxed. WTF??? To make it worse, the OS came pre-installed on the computer, so we have NO reinstallation CD that we try to start by using a cheater 3.5" emergency reboot disk. But even if we had one, ain't gonna do us any good if we can't even get out of "power save" mode. HELP! Anybody got a quick fix for this atrocity?