Well, thanks to your suggestions guys, I reformatted and all went well, though I just spent the last 2 1/2 hours formatting, installing win2k, about 50 some updates, and a bunch of other software for that computer. All is well and running smoooooooth. I shall take a pic or two of it tomorrow and post it. Its all new except for the cd drives. All new case, mobo, mem, vid card, HD, fans (yet to get LED's hahaha). I must say it is a great feeling when I build a computer right from scratch and it all comes together and works and looks good. Again thanks for the input peeple.