Hi everyone, i just bought a bunch of computer parts and am building my first computer. here are the specs: seagate 250 gb hd, athlon64 3200+, Asus A8N-SLI NVIDIA Socket 939, 2 sticks of US Modular 512 MB's (PC3200 DDR 400MHz), a VGA XFX|GF 6800GS 256MB video card - all in a nice atx case with 400 watt power supply. i put together this kiler system (imho) and selected cd-rom as my primary boot device, hd as second. i also had set the hd as the primary ide master, and the cd-rw rom as a secondary master. then i enabled amd k8 cool' n' quiet control because it seemed reasonable. then i started installing windows xp home. the stage "copying files" took me about 5-6 hours. im not joking. most people say that their xp installation took under an hour, so something has already gone wrong. the next stage, when you have a gui and the mouse is recognized took forever too, dunno how long exactly. afterwards, at some point i get a blue screen. it goes something like this: a problem has occured and windows has been shut down to prevent damage. IRQL_NOT LESS_OR EQUAL if this is the first time you see this, blah blah, restart the pc, ir it happens again, contact your hardware of software manufacturers. if it continues, disable BIOS memory options, such as blah blah. Technical information: *** STOP : 0x00000000A (0x96320008, 0x00000002, 0x0000001, 0x8051E9EF) writing dump file.. i then connected a different hard drive, from my old computer. it also had windows xp home, fully working, defect-free, never had a single error on it. when i connected it, i got the same thing. i have to xp home sp2 cds', i think they're identical, so i have tried both of them. i also tried different cd-rom drives, dvd-rom, cd-rw, cd-rom and i always get the same thing. sometimes, though i also get cd-read errors sometimes, even though the cd's are brand new, defect-free. what should i do now? P.S. i understand that there is a lot of information out there about this error, but in my case, i am not able to install windows entirely, not just repair.