hey this is a result of the fact that my problem cud not be solved at the forums !! one of the rarest of threads !!! now the thing is tat i need to reinstall my XP and i have Win XP cd with SP 1 only and I have SP 2 ka org MS cd (wich i got for free) so now ... can anyone tel me wether i shud reinstall windows after format or jus reinstall windows ... i used to do that for 98SE to solve most of the probs ... tats y ... i have only one OS on my system ... so kindly guide me for the same !!