Windows XP blue screen problem.
I built a new system a few months back and I am having a curious problem with it. When I first built the system, I kept getting the infamous blue screen during boot-up. After struggling with the problem for awhile, I found that if I took the slave drives off of both IDE channels (I had a slave HDD and CDD), windows would load just fine. I have since found that windows will also load just fine as long as both slave drives are set to PIO access mode. That is where I am at now, I have two working HDD's on one IDE channel and two working CDD's on the other...however, as you could imagine, my problem now is that I tend to fall asleep while waiting for large files to transfer to and from the slave HDD. I am at a loss for what the problem is...the MOBO is an MSI K8N neo platinum-fsr with all the latest nvidia nforce3 drivers...is it possible that when I installed windows xp pro, I needed to do an "F6" installation of the IDE drivers?