Heys guys and gals! Hope you can help me with this prob I have. I have a friends PC that I am trying to repair. I have very limited history on it other than it was a custom build, and it has been in a closet for 3years....and now I see why. ANyways....I try to boot it up, i get the CMOS Checksum error - defaults loaded..so I hit the F1 to continue..XP Pro tries to load with sliding green bar.....it makes first swipe then stops halway..all froze up...have to do hard boot.And that is it makes it that far. SOmetimes, after about 40 secs from powering the tower on, the monitor shuts off, but tower is still active. Hard boot again. To help stop the monitor prob, I threw in a old ATI vid card I had.....prob somewhat cured...though temporarily. I have tried to boot a live cd, but the damn thing wont stay on long enough. Heres the spec for tower. 2.3 Ghz proc, 256 RAM(PC-3200), 40gig IDE HD, Foxxconn MB,XP Pro (Fresh Install) No external devices other than PS/2 KB and mouse, Internals are DVD writer, CD-rom, 7 count card reader. Hope this helps anybody willing to help! Please help!!