I don't know crap about computers now. I took dos in college eons ago but that's useless to me now. I keep getting an error that says Windows detected a hard disk problem back up your files immediately and contact HP. Well I'm doing the backup now onto disks and its taking forever. I'm out of work so I can't afford to take it in. In fact after the backup is done (seemingly some time before I die) I don't know what exactly to do. I don't have any software disks as it was all in it when I bought it. So if I do a restore will I be completely screwed? I don't even remember if I registered it when I bought it. I was so busy with work I may have forgotten.