Strange situation here. When I turn my machine on, after POST, the keyboard lights start to flash. It continues to load the OS (WinXP Pro), but I'm stopped at the login screen. The keyboard lights continue to flash and the mouse is frozen at the center of the screen. If I restart the machine, it works fine the 2nd time. Keyboard and mouse both work fine. I'm not sure if this is a keyboard/mouse problem or DMI problem. I had this same issue with the machine when I had Win98 on it. Then, on the first boot, it would hang at "verifying DMI pool data". Just like now, a restart would resolve the problem. I've seen descriptions on what to check for the DMI problem, but I've never seen the keyboard/mouse problem listed in conjunction with it. Sorry if this seems confusing, just imagine what I feel like. Thanks in advance for any help.