Hello, Long story short, I mistakenly flashed this system (AMD processor) with the BIOS from my other DV9000 (Intel processor) and of course, bad things have happened. Everything looked fine during the flash, but on reboot, black screen, no apparent HDD activity etc.... I've read this entire section, all posts, and tried numerous recovery procedures with one exception. I do not have a USB floppy disk drive, so did not attempt that avenue yet. Reason? I've tried USB recovery, and when I plug in AC adapter, holding WIN+B keys and power up, I only get a very brief and dim flash of the backlight on the display. The USB drive never lights up, nothing, nada, zip..... So I did not attempt USB floppy since I will have to find and purchase one. BUT, if anyone out there has had this same experience and recovered using the floppy, then I will of course go get one. To recap, I have used Wincrisis, built a USB recovery drive. AC disconnected, plug drive in, hold WIN+B keys, plug in AC, press and hold power button. NO activity on USB key at all. Any and all help will be most appreciated, I was planning on giving this laptop to the wife as part of Christmas, money's very tight and a used lapper was the best I could swing right now for her. Thanks to all, and Happy Holidays to you all in advance.