Hello. OK, this is not a Windows 7 related/caused problem, but as I am desperate for help and have received excellent help on this site in the past, I thought I might try anyway. When I started up my other PC this morning, it never got past the first screen, the one where I have a choice of entering SETUP via the <DEL>-button. It got stuck at the same point despite three or four tries. It has been running fine now for what seems like almost a year so I guess it was time for some mischief. And today is, after all, Friday 13:th. I had previously created a system image using Macrium, so I figured I'd be OK. I rebooted the PC and this time entered the SETUP and changed boot device priority to 1:st) CDROM 2:nd) HDD 3:rd)FDD. Then, with the Macrium rescue CD in the drive, I rebooted and, after I had provided some input, the Macrium software began restoring the image from the external drive which houses it. After returning some hours later, the process was finished and I removed the rescue CD, rebooted, changed back boot device priority to 1:st) HDD 2:nd) CDROM 3:rd) FDD, and rebooted yet again. Now, in an ideal world the PC would have booted from c:\ and all would be well and fine. But this is not an ideal world ('case you hadn't noticed) so, despite my having changed back boot device priority as described above (and having verified that the change had indeed 'taken'), a message appeared on the screen like so: REBOOT AND SELECT PROPER BOOT DEVICE OR INSERT BOOT MEDIA IN SELECTED BOOT DEVICE AND PRESS A KEY And that's the state of things now; no matter that the correct priority order is set (I even, in one attempt, disabled CDROM and FDD - same difference) the PC insists that it should boot from the CDROM drive. I have a bootable CD with a collection of tools which I booted from at one point. This particular version of the CD has a VERY stripped down version of Windows XP on it and after booting from the disc, I started XP. From the XP File Manager I could access c:\ OK, but the problem persists - the machine won't boot from the hard drive no matter what. Can anybody tell me what's wrong? I'd be awful grateful!