And I stress - Major issues... to start, here's the setup Soyo SY-P4X400 Dragon Ultra Intel Pentium 4 2.53Ghz 1GB Corsair nonECC ram Toshiba DVD ROM GeForce Ti??? 128MB Western Digital 120GB hdd (x2) now the problem: I can't install any Operating System. Everytime I try it eventually tells me that it can't copy a file (the file is always a different one) and that I should clean the CD. I got this error even after copying the CAB files onto the hard drive. I've tried installing Windows 95, 98SE, 2k Pro, XP Home, and XP Pro as well as Red Hat Linux 9.0. Here's a list of what I've tried to fix the problem so far: Used different hard drives Used different CD ROMs Used different cables Flashed the BIOS (first thing I did) Fdisk'ed and formatted several times removed everything but what's needed to run the comp Disabled all onboard devices Even got another motherboard, exact same model Right now I'm at the point of using a stream of four letter words about Soyo. This is my first experience with them, and I'll NEVER buy from them (this isn't my computer, it belongs to my boss). Any ideas, short of going on a killing spree?