Hello, I am using: Windows 7 Ultimate, Firefox, DAZ Loader I was reading the same internet sites, that I read every morning, when a pop up appeared (looking like a regular Windows 7 pop-up) telling me, that my hard disc is about to fail. I did a re-start and instead of windows 7 this appeared: American Megatrends Cache L1 Size: 64 kb, Cache L2 Size : 3072 kb DDR2 Memory Clock: 667 MHZ, Single Channel Mode NVMM ROM Version: 4.091.46 Initializing USB Controllers .. Done 2048MB OK (256MB Shared memory Size used) USB Devices: 2 Keyboards, 1 Mouse, 5 Storage Devices Auto-Dtecting AHCI Port 0 .. IDE Hard Disc Autodetecting AHCI Port 1 .. ATAPI CD_ROM AHCI Port 1 ST3320418AS CC44 S.M.A.R.T. Capable and Status BAD AHCI Port 2 HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH41N MN01 Auto-Detecting USB Mass Storage Devices Device 1 Generic Compac HiSpeed Device 2 Generic SM/xD Picture HiSpeed Device 3 Generic SD/MMC HiSpeed Device 4 Generic MS/MS-Pro/HG HiSpeed Device 5 Generic SD/MMC/MS/MSP HiSpeed 5 USB mass storage Devices found and configured AHCI PORT 1 Device Error Press F1 to Resume I have disconnected the internet, and not done anything further, the above is still on the screen I am using another computer to write this, How should I proceed? One more information: About a week ago I un-installed Ubuntu from a separate partition, using first easyBCD to get rid off GRUB and re-install the Windows 7 Boot Manager. Then I used the Partition Wizzard Boot Disc 7.1 to fuse the old partitions. And it has worked until this morning without any hitch at all.... Thank you.