Firstly, Hi guys, great forum! This is my first post. Ive just built my first PC, took a couple of hours but got there in the end, here is the specs... Athlon 64 5400+ X2 2X 1GB DDR2 RAM BFG 7950 512MB Card Asus M2N-E Mobo 420W PSU Ok, on powering up for the first time, everything lit up the BIOS loaded and then it tried to load XP off my HD (the only part I took off my old PC) and obviously failed with BSoD due to different hardware. The HD is quite old, its a Maxtor 120GB IDE drive. I inserted my genuine XP CD, after the PCstopped turning off randomly a few times the CD began to load, it was setting up installation but then froze. I tried again and the same, at a different part. This is the setup blue screen before the partition sequence comes up. I thought it must be a RAM issue, so took one out, swapped them, tried different ports, still the same. I tried another (equally old XP CD) with the same problem. I installed XP successfully on my old PC yesterday using the first CD just to check. I have had no luck. It still freezes at random parts of the initial setup sequence. Stops loading, the DVD drive eventually stops spinning, and then the PC restarts. I have not made any adjustments to the BIOS. The HD is 4 years old, but is now setup on my old PC and works fine (i have been swapping it back and forth to test new ideas) Both the XP CD's tried are SP1 and are 5 years old. If you need anymore info on my setup, I will be happy yo tell you, but I am stumped, I certainly do not want to have to take it in to a repair shop. Thanks in advance.