Okay, im at a loss and very confused. I have built many custom computers, all with minimal problems that couldn be troubleshot. I just started building a new system amd 64 3700+ gigabyte GA-k8nf-9 1 gig corsaid xms pc3200 wd 80 gb ide 7200 now the problem im having is that 1. Getting through POST is ridiculouslt slow, like it takes almost 1-2 minutes to recognize the ide drives, then it loads to the verifying DMI pool....... that takes a while, then finally boots up to install. problem 2. I installed XP installed the drivers, reboot. After i reboot i wait for the long post get to the boot from cd page.... and it goes into this nvidida bootlogic..... and stays there for about 2 minutes, then says exiting, then says something like DCHP... i forget i wish i could ellaborate... then after that it says SYSTEM DISK ERRO, PLEASE INSERT SYSTEM DISK. well i did that, but ifgured out that i can put any disk in there even a blank one it it works fine. i tried changing the boot sequence... nothing helps. i got windows loaded... but i dont wanna keep the motherboard if i have to wait for long posts and constantly have to have a cd in the drive just to get it to boot. ANY HELP!!!