I posted a message yesterday about "error on loading operating system". I have got past that problem by switching hard drives. My original problem that got me into this mess was this.....XP setup would only recognize 1% of the hard drive. That is still happening. And no, it is not just misrepresenting the numbers. I completed the install of XP at one point and had no space left for any further downloads. It truly is only looking at 1% of the hard drive space. The bios is reflecting the proper sizes. Any suggestions other than a hammer??????