My sister has a 4 year old computer that I am fixxing up for my niece who just got a Ipod. The only thing I have kept is the case and hard drive and floppy. Everything else is new. It boots up to BIOS and autodetects all the hardware. I partitioned and formated the 40GB ATA 100 harddrive from a Win 98 start disk. I can boot from a floppy, CD and can evan make the HD bootable. Here is my problem. When I load the XP instalation cd and boot it, it states that "setup is loading files" and does just that. When it gets to the screen that "setup is loading windows" is just hangs there. I tried another instalations CD, same thing. I tried another CD rom, same thing. I ran Memtest86+, everything good. All I can think of is to try another HD, but chkdsk found no errors on this one. I can give you details of my hardware if needed. Do I need to use the drivers CD that came with the motherboard? I always waited untill after the OS was installed. Your thoughts appreciated.