Hello. I have a major PC problem...probably ought to shoot it! I have an HP pavilion 533w, running Windows XP, with 256 mb ram, 2.0 intel celeron processor, 60 gb hard drive. A few days ago, when I tried to boot the computer up in the morning, it would cut off after just a little while...the first day twice, then it worked ok. The next day it did that over and over, all day. I tried to do a recovery. It stayed on for the recovery, then while doing the "new" computer startup, it shut off again. I never could get it to finish the start up...now it just hangs on "please wait" on the xp splash screen, then cuts off. I tried changing out some of the parts (I had an old computer that I took parts off of). When I changed the hard drive, BINGO...the computer works with the new hard drive....so I guess I found out the problem. The old hard drive is 20 gb, and runs windows 98. The problem with that is, it won't recognize the cdrom, the video driver (only shows 16 colors), etc. I can't connect to the internet to see if I can download the drivers, because I have to use the cdrom to set up my cable modem. SOMEBODY, please advise me of what to do about this problem!!! If anybody has any suggestions on fixing the computer with the original hard drive, it would be TERRIFIC! If not, what can I do to fix the old one I replaced it with! I very much would appreciate your help! Thank you!