and everthing boots up and is detected in the bios. The mobo is an Abit 1c7-g.
I ran a mem-test and no problems. I put my xp install disk in and it reads the disc and loads up and I was able to go throught all the install screens.
I deleted my old C drive partition, did a new NTFS format, and ran the install. It copied all the files and said I needed to reboot the system. It rebooted and after the system does all of its checks I get the text message
"error loading operating system"
The drives and cables worked on my last two mobo configuartions.