First of all, sorry if i put this in the wrong section - its my first post on the forums, and i really dont know if this is an OS issue or not. Anyway, I recently completed my new pc. After installing windows, everything loads up fine, and I installed all of my drivers - however, this is where things went down hill. Everything seemed to be working, but of course, I had to restart the pc for all the driver updates to take effect. After restarting, the PC does the POST and whatnot, then displays the black windows loading screen - all the fans, LEDs, etc are running and everything sounds fine, but then right as the windows loading screen seems as if its about to switch to the user account screen, the monitor goes to the "off mode in 5 secs" screen (almost as if its in a sleep mode). If i turn it off, and back on, the monitor shows a no signal screen ( this sort of hints that it is a gfx/display issue). The pc continues to run, and the HD action sounds like it continued to load up windows and is waiting on the login screen. Unfortunately there is no display signal. Now, like I said, it would seem like im having some display issues, but all of the pc hardware managed to boot up the first time after installing windows. Which has got me confused. All of the hardware must work, run properly, etc if it was running correctly. I have even reformatted and done the whole xp installation over again - to get the same results. So am I having XP issues, hardware issues, bios issues?? I really dont know whats going on, but it sure is annoying - so close to a finished system, yet so far :suspiciou system specs: -Windows XP home edition -ABIT AN8-SLI -AMD 3500 939 64bit -EVGA 6800 GT - (sli card, but only running 1 for now, and yes the mobo is in normal mode) -80gb Seagate 7200rpm hard drive -2x 512MB Corsair ValueSelect RAM -ASPIRE ATX 520W power supply If anyone can help me, it would be much appreciated :grinthumb Thanks, Scott.