I have a dell Inspiron Laptop running windows XP.This morning I switched it on and everything loaded as normal. However when I put the cursor onto the IE explorer and double clicked nothing happened. Ditto all the other icons. If I click Caps Lock on the keyboard the caps lock light does come on.I cannot access the start menu or anything else(and have tried using USB mouse and touchpad). Initially, hovering the cursor near some of the symbols on the task bar did bring up the balloon info with what they are but only as it is starting up. The fan seems to be working full on/ overtime if anything. I have unplugged from the mains and removed the battery. I'm not sure what else to do- I can't remember how to start in safe mode? Ideally I'd like to access some of my documents to make a copy of them (the laptop is networked so I'm hoping that my PC might still be able to access the laptop's hard drive) then I can call Dell Tech Support tomorrow.Typicaly I did a fair bit of work yesterday and didn't back it up :( If anybody has any suggestions or ideas I would be VERY grateful- thanks!