Greetings all, New member here, im going to give some background info on whats been going on with my PC. First off about 2 months ago my motherboard (AOpen AK89 Max) died - was not sending a signal to my monitor. I played around with some things i had read about and could never get it to work. So i ordered a new mobo. This one compared to my old mobo is crap hehe. Im pretty new at dealing with motherboards and installing them so this was my 1st time. New mobo = Biostar k8NHA Grand - I needed a compatible AGP/754 pin When I first installed this mobo. It posted I played ith the BIOS a bit and it would go into windows fine. However,when trying to load up BF2142 or WoW (I was really foaming at the mouth to play) I would get a BSOD! so I couldnt run any games or exporer. After about a day of trying to update the drivers I still kept getting BSOD's reguarding devices and drivers and new hardware or software - multiple stop messages. I then got sick of that and thought it would be a great idea to take a differant approach - I grabbed my windows recovery CD and started to attempt a repair. still getting BSOD's reguarding hardware and what not. This HDD is about a year old HDD - (Seagate 7200 sata 120gb) - its been working well. So I have this going on with this older HDD that I been using. Now im in the process of trying to freshly install XP on a 2nd HDD that I had in my closet totally new. This 2nd HDD is a Maxtor 100gb HDD maybe about 2 years old. With this 2nd HDD I have gotten all the way down to 19 miutes left to install I think it says its installing start menu items (?) but it then goes to a BSOD and says this: cdfs_file_system (think it said something diferant here also,will try again) if the problem continues disable any newly installed software/hardware. disable bios memory options such as cache or shadowing (unsure how to do that) press F8 to advanced start up options. then select safe mode - So im curious at this point what my options are? I have been trying to install/repair windows on both of these HDD both leading to BSOD's. I will post more messages that I get. Appologies for the lengthy post - just trying to be as informative as possible. System Specs: AMD athlon 64 3400 CPU 1 GIG kingston PC3200 HyperX Nvidia Gforce 7800 OC GS (AGP) K8NHA Grand - Biostar motherboard Creative audigy ZS Plat. sound card Xion 500 Watt PSU Seagtate 7200 120gb HDD (one I been using) Maxtor 100GB HDD (one that was stashed away) Hope this helps,im going out for a few beers to try to get this off my mind for a few hours I must say that I am very interested in learning new things reguarding computers so this is a learning experiance if anything - even though i have had way to many already.