ATi 9700 pro ASUS A7N8X-2.0 the latest mobo(v2.03) and vid(v3.2) drivers, the latest mobo bios (rev 1004), and a fresh install of Windows XP SP1 and DX 9.0a My problem is that once my computer reboots after installing any version of 9700 drivers (off of the CD or web site) Windows XP dies! As soon as the system boots into XP, i start getting errors about failed delayed writes to the HD, and bad /$mbr errors an on and on... then files and shortcuts start going bad and the system runs very slow... At this point, i am not even able to reboot into safe mode... I have gone so far as to only have one CD drive, one Hard drive (tried two diff drives), one stick of ram (swapped brands), and the 9700 in the system. Then a fresh XP install with SP1 slipped in, then dx9, the mobo drivers (asus A7N8X nForce2)... All is good till i install the ati drivers and my system dies... The ATi 9700 runs fine on my KT333 system. My geForce 4 4600 runs fine on this asus a7n8x, which is where i am having the problem with the 9700... From what i can tell, the card is fine and the drivers are okay on the kt333, but when on the nForce2 board (A7N8X) sh1t hits the fan.. I have found that if i use the latest nforce drivers from the nvidia web site over the latest from asus and let it install some enhanced IDE drivers (ones not in the asus rls) vs the normal nforce ide driver it works just fine.. no corruption... HAHA, but then my cd burner will not burn any thing!!! I have tried every thing... plz help!