Okay well I posted in another section about how my Athlon 2000xp was getting hot, I thought this was the cause of the problems I am having with a fresh install of XP Prof but I have fixed the cooling problem. I reformated NTFS then installed, I was getting NT shutdown errors. So I reformated again and installed XP. I entered startup/run/shutdown -a and that has fixed my system shut downs, however its still acting very weird. I was able to install MSN for my internet connection and my modem drivers, however I could not install Norton 2003 Firewall and I wasn't able to logon to msn (hopefully just a ISP problem last night). So I haven't been able to download any Windows Updates. Also my CD-rom is acting very weird, it will read, then it won't read cd's. Any help or guidance you guys could give me would be awesome. The XP Prof is build 2600 if that helps any. Thanks in advance.