I find myself asking the people of techspot to help with probleMO.. NEW SYSTEM : biostar /geforce 6100 m-9 socket 939/ht 2g amd 64 athlon 3200+ (venice) processor seagate 120gb hdd barracuda old ricoh cd-rom 300 wt antec pwr supply floppy disk (generic)whatever that means,lol at the present time:256mg ram 2700/333 1 stick. my problem:boots up to sys. config screen press F1 to continue preloaded xp cd to install on new hd.(single drive) master .(it is recognized at startup,along with cd-rom) after F1 to continue is pressed message;"disk boot failure". im not sure if there is enough ram? do I need a boot disk ? everything new exept cd-rom & floppy,what am I missing? Please advise,this was supposed to be my kids new pc. Boy am I late.. thanks again eightwpm.