Ok it appears GesWall has somehow totally bricked my system, has anyone else encountered install problems like this or is it just my bad luck? I installed GesWall fine, it asked for a reboot and i done so. During reboot, my system just went in a loop and i was presented with "Return to Last Known Good Configuration" and it was really my only option as a normal reboot failed. I got in to the desktop, GesWall told me license has expired so i though ok i will uninstall it. It started to uninstall and i was showered with pop-ups and lost control of the system. Here's one screenshot i managed before things locked up: http://i27.tinypic.com/nmddt5.jpg So no option but to hold down the power button and force a reboot, trying to reboot i was told /system32/ was missing or corrupt. I tried to use the Windows CD to do a recovery, my C partition wasn't listed. I also tried to fix the MBR at the command prompt, still no good. I did manage to install a brand new XP on D partition, so i'm sitting at a fresh XP with no service packs and IE6. I can browse to C drive through My Computer, so i'm attempting to pick through the files and grab what's important which is a lot considering it's been installed for 5 years running like clockwork. BTW does GesWall Pro even have a trial or was this all in vain? From the 2 seconds i saw of it, my taskbar went red and it said license invalid. Not happy.