I have managed to screw up my win XP install. Was trying to set up a dual boot using Acronis disk director OS selector, to try out windows 7. I suspect that my winXP drive died because of this. Reports as unreadable by Acronis. Now I am now trying to do a clean install on another (blank, formatted) drive, with the hope that I will be able to rescue some of my files on the trashed drive. Win XP setup loads everything into memory, then gets to the "setup will now start windows" message and then freezes for about a minute or so, then resets the computer to it's POST. Any Ideas why it would be doing this? Comp is a home build, specs as follows: Gigabyte K8U 754 AMD Sempron 3400+ 1.5G ram using IDE hdd for OS, SATA for dvd & SATA hdd for program files etc. Any help will be appreciated!