I know it's not the CD I have two copies checked the ram I went and got another one of my hard drives out of storage today to test that(there are some cases where seagate hard drives are incompatible with Abit hard drives)changed out the cables the other day I will clear the cmos and update the bios this weekend.Originally posted by HAVOC
Outside chance, but it could be a bad install CD. I'd lean toward hardware (RAM is my first guess, CPU second) but a couple of bits flipped by a scratched CD could cause all kinds of havoc.
Also, hard drive ~CABLES~, I played swap the parts for a week on one system that gave me random BSODs, turned out it was noise on the blasted IDE cable.
same spot 20 min in to the install of Xp pro. I'm thinking it's the bios, I will update it this weekend.