Hello, to start with i am not a wiz with computer hardware.. I will try to explain the problem as good as possible. oke, so.. two months ago my motherboard stopped working for some reason. i dilivered it to my dealer, and they placed a new motherboard inside. Once done, i connected my old HDD and for some reason it did not work. Although i kept trying, ending up with some part of the HDD burned.. So i thought it was the fault of the HDD, and decided to buy a new one. Now i have a pretty WD Raptor X connected, and tried to install XP once again. This time everything goes well. Windows starts detecting the hardware as usual with the install CD inside when i reboot the comp, but it doesn;t finish. At the same point every time i get this error msg: An unexpected error (769) occurred at line 5218 in D:\nt\base\boot\setup\setup.c. Could this be a problem caused by a different part then the HDD? This is an expensive HDD, and i don;t want to blow this one as well.. I googled the error, and the only thing i found was another thread on this forum, and thats how i got here. Before i start to recover or zero my HDD, i would like to ask if some1 here has an idea if this is infact a problem caused by the HDD itself or not. And of course, What to do? Thanks in advance, Jo.