thanks in advance. heres the scoop. my pc has been acting all crazy. i read an article on how to analyze minidump files. so i downloaded and installed WinDbg. this guy made it sound like there was gonna be a neon sign pointing to the problem with this. well, there isnt one, and it might as well be in chinese. so i have also included a txt file of the results from WinDbg. some things that might be of importance to know...i ran a memtest for almost 19 full hours. i know memtest isnt completely reliable, but i did it....i wanted to build an xtra pc out of excess parts. the only 2 things i needed was a dvd/rom and hard drive. i had 3 dvd/roms and 2 HDD's (non raid) installed on this pc. so i took one of the dvd/roms and 1 HDD out of here, and installed on extra pc. thats when things got really crazy!! 1 of the 2 remaining drives wouldnt open (even though it had power) it was recognized in bios, but was unable to choose it as a boot option. reboots got more frequent, untill i tried to reformat. then it wouldnt even let me do that. it would go straight to windows w/o booting from cd. but it wouldnt go into windows either cause it would reboot before it could load! thought my raptor HDD was bad, so i went and got a velociraptor 2 days ago. got windows and everything installed. ran great for about 1 day, then more crashes. but not the BSOD crashes, just reboots. untill just a lil while ago, when i was recording some music, got the BSOD. and it took a few reboots to get back into windows. another thing worth mentioning is i installed an digital audio sound card (for recording) roughly around the same time as this all started. my pc is pretty clean, but i still took everything out, blew it out with some air, reseated everything when i put the new HDD in. well im hoping i have provided enough info for someone to at least point me in the right direction. thank you again for your help.