Your Maxtor drive came with MaxBlast, right? Take out the DVD RW dirve and use only the cdrw to install windows. After you have setup your drive to be one partition of 250 gigs. Reformat NTFS with xp and then install windows. When it is up and running, add the dvdrw as a slave!! If you get the blue screen again..your drdrw is in trouble!!!
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EVGA 680i, Dual EVGA 8800GT'S (650/950), 4 gigs OCZ DDR2 1066, Intel Q9450 at 3.8 Ghz, Koolance Water Cooled, Dual Plextor16x DL DVD+/-RW. Dual WD 250gb 16mb Cache Sata 3.0. 3DMark06 score = 19,168.