I have formatted the HDD with included software and rebooted with the Windows 2000 install CD (setting the CD as the 1st boot device as the hard drive instructions directed). When I do this, I get "Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration." and then it just freezes there. I have disabled onboard soundcard, modem, nic, etc. to see if it may be a IRQ conflict. The system was working fine when my original HDD failed. I have read that a common fix for this problem is to disable removable drives as bootable, however, my bios does not have such an option at all. To recap, I had a perfectly good, working system, the hard drive failed, I installed a new hard drive and now I can't install Windows on it. Anyone run across this problem before?