I run Windows ME (hopefully changing to XP in a couple of weeks time) At the moment, the system seems to be off beam. It is not in safe mode but background is grey and with lots of dots; Word and printer do not work, otherwise everything else seems to operate ok. The way the screen is, it is hard to read some print (on this forum, the part on private meesages is near illegible, for example) Would anyone know what is wrong? Or better still, how to cure it? System Restore does not work. On start-up, it states system is in normal mode but obviously it is not. I am slowly (no, change that to quickly) going mad. If anyone can suggest a cure, please remember I am an IT dummy. It took me ages to find out what reboot is and I have not progressed much since that!!