Okay, laptop (at home) has blown up. I was in the process of upgrading windows from the microsoft site - it loaded everything okay and when I went to reboot it, nothing. Says my BIOS is corrupt or the file isn't there. Supposedly I can repair it. I've got a few more tricks up my sleeve before completely re-installing XP again but I've got a few questions. 1. Has anyone come across this before? 2. Will I lose any music/photos files etc if I re-install windows? Cheers!