well for xmas i built a comp. stats: abit kd7 AMD xp 2700+ 1 gig ram 1 80GB Maxtor SATA 1 160GB Maxtor SATA only had 1 sata cable for some reason so i only used 1 HD at a time. started w/ the 80GB and that one took a dump on me after only a few weeks of play time. would not let me reformat..gave me BSOD. so i installed XP pro on the 160GB. ran fine for awhile and then problems started to occur. it seemed like ever 3 weeks or so i'd have to reformat. after doing this about 3-4 times i got fed up. last time i reformated i got Norton 03, adware, spybot, router/firewall and SP2. worked fine for the same amount of time but now it will not let me reformat. if i try to load in normal it will go to the XP load screen w/ the blue scroll bar and restart as soon as the first bar hits the right side. all safe modes and "last good config" mode doesn't work either. i try to do the "repair console" and it crashes. i try to reformat and as soon as it scans for 15XXXX it gives me BSOD. so..is my HD done? is this common w/ maxtor? possibly bad batch of HD's? hopefully someone can help me. sucks when you spend the money thinking you buy quality stuff but it ends up screwing you.