It was crashing, but now all I get when I boot it is a gray screen with black lines through it.
Is anybody familiar with this problem and what might be causing it.
I have been looking for some diagnostic software I can load to it via usb since the netbook dos not have a cd drive
Can you boot into Safe Mode ? Have you tried Vista Recovery Options ?http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/What-are-the-system-recovery-options-in-Windows-Vista