I built a simple computer to run older 9x applications and for learning Linux on. All components are new, except for the CPU and floppy drive. After fdisk and format, I start the installation of ME. Everything seemed okay until the first reboot. After a brief display of the Windows ME screen, it stops loading. By using the step-by-step bootup method, I see that "msmouse.vxd" is the point at which bootup ends, whether I choose yes or no to it loading. Since I happen to have an XP upgrade CD (reserved for a newer build) on hand, I wipe the C: drive and attempt to install XP. The install goes smoothly, and completes. I can boot up this computer to an XP install, no problems. Hardware Details Foxconn K7S741MG-6L motherboard AthlonXP 2000+ (socket A) 2 x 1 GB DDR-333 Micron 100GB IDE Seagate hard drive Logitech Mouse (wired PS/2) BIOS is Phoenix Award 6.00PG Onboard video and audio, and no other cards are installed on the mobo for now. I am not expecting ME to be the problem, since support for this socket A board includes drivers for 98/ME. I obtained a second ME install CD, and got the same result as the first. Has anyone here fixed anything like a "msmouse.vxd" problem by using a Linux CD to boot from?