I'm the owner of a Sony Vaio Windows MCE 2005 3.4gh p4 Intel 915 chipset 2 gigs of ram Radeon X300 Video Card About two weeks ago I started getting a Bios message on startup stating "Master Disk SMART is giong bad, backup or replace." It's been a decent computer overall so I endedup buying another Maxtor 7y250m0 250gig HDD to replace it. In the mean time before it arrived, I started getting random blue screens, some about memory management, others about page_fault, and quite a few other ones. When the new HDD arrived, I formatted and began installing Windows XP MCE on it, with the old HDD still hooked up. It got to th end of the installation and as it was "Saving Settings", blue screen pops up about NTSF.sys I tried reformatting the drive and reinstalling. Gets to the same point every time and then throws a different blue screen at me. So now I thought the problem was with the DDR ram. I had just recently bought another gig of ram, that worked perfectly fine, so I yanked the old sticks of ram and tried reinstalling on the new HDD, only to get a blue screen at the same point. I even tried resetting the Bios by pulling the battery. So now I'm stuck... I've tried everything I possibly can from: Repairing files on both Hdds Pulling the Bios battery Pulliing Ram I even took the whole computer apart until i had an empty case, cleaned everything off, and reinstalled all the components, inspecting them as I went. I can't get to the desktop on the old HDD because everytime I run boot, both HDDs go right to "Resuming Windows Setup" I'm thinking the problem at this point is with the mobo. It really cant be anything else at this point. Does anyone have any suggestions, or had this problem? I tallied up the cost for a new completely custom computer. Given I keep my 2 DVD RW drives, power supply, ethernet card, and card reader... It's gonna cost me 600 bucks for a new mobo & chip, graphics card, pcu fan, HDD, computer tower, and some cables. Check out these links and tell me what you guys think Tower: http://store.nvidia.com/DRHM/servle...dia&Locale=en_US&Env=BASE&productID=105950900 Mobo & Chip: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4198835&CatId=2235 Ram (x4): http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2176264&CatId=1554 Video Card: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3859432&CatId=1560 In the end it'll be a Nvidia Master 690 tower 3.2 ghtz processor ( I might upgrade the chip to a dual core) 4 gigs of ram 2 dvd rw drives multi card reader drive 5.1 suround sound system Sony 19" HD moniter 1 Maxtor 250 gig HDD 1 Seagate 250 gig HDD GeForce 8500 GT HD video card Keeping on the subject though, any suggestions as to what my problem is? Any help would be greaty appreciated!