this is a very perculiar issue i'm having, i recently upgraded the mobo and cpu on my desktop(1 gb ram, amd 64 4000+, asrock dual-mobo and a evga 5500+), and now that i've installed everything, nothing will boot. i can get into my bios settings, it gets past the post and all that but the issue comes up when i try to boot an os. i've tried booting from a live linux cd, it got past the initial loading of files then crashed, same thing when i try to install windows xp. naturally, i tried to boot from a floppy, but the flopy drive won't work, the light just stays on regardless of whick way i plug in the cable. my computer does recognise the harddrive and the cd drive, and i'm suspecting that either my mobo has a short or my cpu shorted out.