Hi, I'm new and have a rather worrisome problem. My computer will not start Windows XP. The pc itself starts up fine; but when it comes time for windows to load, absolutely nothing happens. The screen stays dark although the monitor power idicator remains on. (There is nothing wrong with the monitor.) Previously I had had a struggle getting windows to load (even in safe mode); in fact my pc would quickly shut down in any phase other than "safe mode with command prompt". System Recovery does not work. I get: "error code 14". The first 3 or 4 things you can think of (including pulling the plug and all the other things connected), I have probably tried--or it just won't work. I fear that my hard drive is gone or that I must take it to a repair shop. I just do not have the money for that. What I would have to do is to put its motherboard in my presently limited (this one) secondary pc. I would thus lose all my files which includes some most valuble work. Any help or advice given shall be entirely appreciated.