I have update my dad's computer to an asus K8V-XE motherboard with AMD64 sempron 2600+, 512 DDR PC2100, 2 HDD (1 40gig, 1 80 gig) IDE/ATA, DVD/CD writer, ASUS PCI-E video card (exact details I dont remember now), PSU 350 WATT 230 V. I did have some initial problems to get it working. but finally it starting up. As expected the old XP on the 40 gig drive would not start because I have changed the motherboard and video card... it got stuck at PCI.sys. When I try to re-install XP booting from CD-rom with the windows XP installation CD. It freezes at different points. Sometimes after kernel dll, sometimes at right at the beginning, sometimes it bit later. It always FREEZES. I tried to install the raid drivers with F6. but the CD is not responding to this. The floppy drive seems to work though. The F2 button seems to work fine. However I dont have a repair CD. I already have tried a lot to solve the problem. but nothing seems to work. Here is what I did: - I tried a new copy of XP CD, also tested the CD on a different computer and it worked. - tried with different CD-rom drive. (one I know is working for sure). - because I wanted to know whether it is a hardware problem I installed Ubuntu 7.10 on the part of the 80 gig drive. And it was working perfectly. I could access the 40 gig drive, which had the old copy of windows xp on it. I still need to install the windows XP. Any suggestions to solve the above problem.... are welcome.