Hey all! Sorry i need help with my laptop and i'm hopeless with IT. My laptop (running on windows xp - home) suddenly went bonkers yesterday. whenever i start my comp 2 messages will come up. the first one says "windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile...." the second one says "windows cannot load the local profile and is loading you with a temporary profile..." i tried to use the recovery disc to reformat my comp but everytime i will encounter an error message "setup was unable to create, locate or modify a critical file (c:\\BOOT.ini) needed to start windows xp. access is denied" and then it would just undo all the changes. but when i go to my computer => properties => advanced => recovery and setup i could edit the boot file i tried pressing f2 to access bios or f10 on start up to try to boot my comp using cd but somehow the option is not available to me. do you have any advice as to how to sort this out? thanks!