first bear with me its 9 am and i have been up all night trying to fix this... i used to have my Op on my 8 gig hd with my 80 as a slave and its slowed my comp down. soo i formated and installed windows onto my 80 and it ran windows like it should. shut my system down and pulled the 8 gig and. when i started back up of corse start up did not work because the computer was still looking for the old drive. i fixed this no problome in setup. but i started geting an error saying bootfrom cd error loading operating system. figered i just need to reformat and reinstall noo still a no go now it reformats unpacs all the windows data to the hd to be installs restarts but fails to go past their. formating gets rid of the files but it still wont work. new sytem gigabyte p4 titan series (GA-81p775) xp pro, wd 80 7200 hd 1.5 gigs ram :blackeye: im beat going to bed..