well, in addition the my problems with loading XP on my PC, I now have another problem. I have just bought a second hand Asus Hi-grade Laptop, not bad for an old one (4 years I believe) When I bought it i was told it had an intermittent problem with booting up, when switched on, sometimes the fan starts, the lights come on but no display.(apparently this only happened every now and then) I was told that the problem was thought to be a faulty switch. The Laptop has worked fine for me for 2 days and i was very happy with it, went to turn it on day before yesterday, just fan & lights no display. Kept trying for ages. Took front panel off and repaired switch, the spring had come loose - Simple. This made no difference whatsoever.I have tried connecting my pc moniter to the Laptop to check the screen - no display on that either. (I presume that can be done) I am now getting very frustrated - its all going wrong :cry: :cry: :cry: Any ideas on this before i find I have to shell out loads of dosh to get it repaired - is it even worth it!