JuniorHP - So what was your fix? I am having the same issues as noted above. I have tried everything noted (just about) (I am going to check the jumper seats and then flash the bios is needed). It hangs before post for 2 minutes - cold or hot. All ram has been checked, moved and tested. All cables and cards have been pulled, cleaned and re seated. Off to the jumpers, CPU and bios.. If any one else has ideas - let me know. For what its worth amd 1800 2 x 256 ram 2100 soyo kt-333 plat. ultra Radeon AIW 9600 SB Plat II zs Thanks in advance!