If you have XP you probably know ALOT more than me about it. I'm very basic when it comes to computers and "hacking" my iPod touch is as nerdy/experimental as it gets. Basically, my computer SUCKS when i boot it up normally, i.e. not in Safe mode. When i AM in safe mode the computer is as fast as it was on day 1. If not quicker o.o My question is... Can i get a safe mode like option on the full version? I.e. make the WHOLE of XP load up, but with minimal drivers (like safe mode) but also in VGA... because everything is bigger in safe mode, and alot more pixelated. Also firefox isn't FULL firefox, nor are the features of safe mode. So yeah, i want to have my computer functioning normally again but i want to cheat the system by basically using Safe Mode to boot every time... minimal drivers and all that. But i also want it to be the 'full' version if you get my meaning. P.s. i know about run>msconfig and then choose drivers manually but i'm not sure this would fix the problem of XP being SLOOOOW. So is there like an option where i can have the same drivers as Safe mode? ANOTHER QUESTION. I want to boot Linux on my computer. Not dual boot. If the above problem can't be fixed i want to do a complete system restore and because i don't have my XP CD key that came with the computer i'd be f'd because i haven't backed up the registary. So is it possible to completely reformat my computer and then pop in a CD with ubuntu on it and boot linux from that CD and start my computer from the very beginning (downloading iTunes, setting up accs etc)?