First time poster so hello to all. Firstly, the spec of the system I am building: The aforementioned A7N8X-VM/400 Athlon XP2800 2 x Crucial 512 PC2700 Unbuffered Western Digital Caviar 200gb NEC 16x DVD writer Soundblaster Audigy 2 LS Haupagge PVR-250 Everything is installed and the Hard Drive and DVD Drvies display under the bios as Primary and Secondary master respectively. The memory check succeeds, showing the right amount of memory and 333mhz and the CPU is correctly detected. However, it will not boot at all. I have tried several different floppy boot disks and one bootable CD with varying boot device orders, and have tried to boot with QuickBoot turned off in the bios. When I try to boot, I get a random stream of characters accompanied by constant short beeps. Any ideas?