Hello once again all, I'm back with yet another problem I've just installed a new motherboard gfx and psu, everythign was fine yesterday, everything was running perfectly, this morning for reasons unbeknown to me whenever I try to boot windows from my SATA drive (which was the primary drive with windows XP on it yesterday) I keep going into a Blue Screen of Death loop where the BSOD appears, computer restarts and the process goes on and on. fair enough i thought, I'd just reinstall windows, didn't really have anything on there i needed to keep, however now when I use the XP disc it won't let me do ANYTHING on this drive, when I try to reinstall, repair or even use the recovery console it says examining disk and stays there (most time I left it like that was one hour) my question is (before I take a sledgehammer to this ba**ard drive) is there a way I can format this disk without using the XP disc? I'm currently running XP in my new setup on an old ide, 80gb. I've tried connecting the SATA to this computer and taking it out of boot priority in the BIOS, i've even stuck an old RAID controller in the PCI slots to see if that would let me format it from My Computer ((I almost got there with this one but it seemed to hang my system, or take all my resources when I opened my computer) is there anything i can do? or is this drive FUBARED?