Ok, so when XP WORKS, its ok. Still kinda goofy lookin and stuff, hard to organize, etc. Here are my problems with XP since day 1 (well, day one with a PC...first time ever). Built my PC, installed XP, ran fine. Now to setup a network. Installed my nic cards drivers, and plugged it in. No go. Fiddled around making new connections and stuff. No go. Manually entered subnet mask, IP, and DNS servers. Yay, it worked. Despite the frequent reboots from apps acting up, it was running ok. Until I installed something bad. Corrupted my system...time to reinstall. So I boot of the XP CD, and try to erase my partition. Gives me an error that I cant do it and bla bla bla. So, now I have 2 XP OSes on one HD. I boot off it again, and this time it erases the drive. I install OS XP, and start up. I install all my motherboard drivers, etc. Now to get the NIC card working. My NIC card was had **** compatibilty with XP, so I bought a Microsoft NIC card. Worked fine, installed great, but I couldnt get on the internet. After about 5 hours of fiddling with it, I had to do this. Set my IP address and stuff manually. Shut down the PC. Shut down my Router, Switch, and modem. Unplug the ethernet cable from my PC. Wait a lil bit. Plug it in. Turn on the Switch, router, and modem. Turn on the PC. It worked this time! Now to install a Video Driver. DOwnloaded my driver from SapphireTech's website, the comp. that made my card. It installs fine and reboots. On reboot, i get a whole bunch of error boxes, saying there have been fatal errors. Then the machine reboots. It repeats this loop about 4 times before I decide to boot into safe mode. From there I threw away everything that included the ATI driver. I then rebooted, and downloaded the drivers from ATIs REAL website, and it is working now. God, XP sucks. Its great for gaming, and I am busting out about 350FPS in quake, playing BF 1942, etc. But XP is NOT for ANYTHING besides games IMO. I could never ever ever work on it.