Hi. First post. Thanks in advance for any help that I get. I've used probably a very old version of paragon backup and restore to create a back up disc and image just in case. I did it so long ago I'm not even sure if my computer is running off the back up that I did i.e. that I ever used the back up that I made. My computer appeared to have loaded up normally today but although the cursor was moving I wasn't able to click and open any programmes and the task manager wouldn't open up. I used the power switch to restart my computer but it froze as a black screen just after the windows load up screen. Starting windows under the last known good configuration did the same thing. Starting windows in safe mode froze on a file called hotcore.3.sys which I believe is a file belonging to the paragon programme. I've got an xp rescue disc from a previous computer which seems to load up okay but am unsure how to use it to rectify my problems. Please can you help me?