alright, my computer turns on, loads the BIOS, i changed the Boot priority to the cd drive. shut computer off and load CD, window cd loads through..goes through all the formatting, installs system files, then when the computer reboots to load the time and date, like to put in your information, like name, password, computer name, etc. it automatically goes to the blue screen saying that it stopped to prevent any damage to my computer...okay, so heres what i did to try to fix it. First When i turn the cumputer on, my LCD poster tells me - CPU init - det dram - pci init - vga bios - test/ram - det ide - test ram - UPD DMI - Ready for use 1) i took everything back apart. EVERYTHING 2) I took the ram out. i tried both sticks. both are 1gb. now their are 4 slots. the sticks don't work together. they dont work in the 1st 2nd or 4th slot, only the 3rd. i cant use both sticks at the same time. i have an LCD poster on the back of my computer. when i try the sticks in the 1st 2nd or 4th slot, the computer wont even turn on. it says DET RAM. Personally i think its the ram but it does it with both sticks. their misht be a motherboard failure in that sector. i don't know, you'd have to tell me... 3)I bought a new hard drive 1,000 gb western digital. 4)I tried 4 different windows Cd's. Windows xp pro sp2, windows vista home edition. windows home edition. and Linux ubuntu 5)i tried both a CD drive and a DVD drive, thinking maybe its the drive not letting a certain part load to the hard drive, ha i don't ****ing know 6) took the CPU fan off and the CPU itself 7) took the round battery out, it matches my other computers battery so i just tried it out and left it in, my other computer still works even with the battery that came from the broken one. 8) I tried a KILL DISK CD and a KILL DISK floppy. nothing. 9) All the CPU specs are good. the temp coming from the CPU is within tolerance. well i told you everything that i know and everything that Ive tried. please help me out and tell me what i need to do to get it fixed or if i need to get another one. im sending you a link of what the blue error screen says when i go to install windows.