Okay, so a friend/co-worker has a HP DV9000 laptop that was giving him problems. He could only browse websites that were in his favorites. I get the laptop, disable the anti-virus suite and go to work cleaning it out with adaware and resetting network sockets and what not. Adaware finds like 1,000 infections and I clean it out. Browsing works a bit better, but still certain websites weren't working, but hey, we had progress. I give him back his laptop to take home. He goes home and re-enables his norton 360 thingy, the computer tells him he needs to restart, he restarts, and at boot he gets "Error: Userinit.exe - failed to intialize" and it won't boot properly. I figure maybe the registry got corrupted? I bring home the laptop to use one of my xp discs to repair the registry and the xp setup tells me that it CAN'T FIND A F*XING HARD DRIVE! Alright, this is a problem. But maybe I'll just use a bootable flash drive, but oh wait, the interweb tells me my 8gb flash drive is too big for that. Anyone got any suggestions?