Hi y'all! never been here before but I've spend all day today working on this &*!^ computer for something that should have been a quick fix. I upgraded the MB, DDR2s and power supply and all went well. i got through a new install on XP and it runs the entire system check, recognizes all the drives, fully installs, and then the initial boot hangs forever. will only run in safe mode. Mind you, i have a XP CD from my previous Dell computer that i am installing onto a home build system. Could it be stuck looking for proprietary hardware? Before i go out and spend $300 on a full version OS i wanted to know if you guys have any idea why this may be happening. Need some help please! Michael .