I bought an Asrock dual mobo and a Q6600 cpu today. I have now tried to install windows for the last 6hrs with absolutely NO progress. I format the drive, then it installs the setup files....asks me what partition and then tells me windows is already there. I tell it another folder....it does the same thing....I then try over top of "the other" install and it deletes it.....then cycles through from the beginning again and I get no farther than basically the reformat screen. I've tried 2 drive, and put my original C drive in, and now THAT install has 3 days to reactivate as the PC has changed drastically. WTF?!?!? Why will my XP just not install this time ??? I am running the system almost bare for starters. vidcard, cd drive, one HDD and one 512stick of ram. I am lost. Okay...I got into the BIOS and the boot order was CD, IDE, floppy then USB. I changed it to IDE first...then cd, would this maybe be causing the cycling as it will keep reading the setup??