Hello to all, I'm in the process of building my 4th barebones kit to give you some idea of my expertise level. Also keep in mind that I have successfully cloned my "old" running fine hard drive from the older desktop PC I'm posting in this forum now from 4 DIFFERENT TIMES, fully formatting the drives first, then "cloning" using Power Suite 2010 AND Drive Copy 10 TO TWO SEPARATE BRAND NEW HARD DRIVES, one Seagate, the other W-D 1TB drives. Upon exploring the files on the "cloned" drives using both "cloning" softwares all files and folders ARE IDENTICAL to my current drive but my problem is Windows will boot right to the point where the display would change from the black background with the XP graphic in the front, to one split second of the "BSD" screen, then it shuts off, reboots into the black "windows did not start normally, would you like to start in safe mode" screen. Now here's the kicker, it WILL boot into safe mode and function with no problems. In fact, wondering whether there was a driver problem being that the drive the new one was cloned from had the drivers, etc. for all the sound, graphics, etc. from my old PC, so while I was booted in safe mode I went ahead and installed all the correct drivers from the support CD that came with the new motherboard. Upon reboot from those driver installations, no change. WHAT AM I MISSING ? I've never had this issue in 3 other builds, two of those with Asus motherboards like this latest one. I'm really at my wits end on why it won't boot Windows XP in full mode after cloning TWO DIFFERENT NEW HDs UTILIZING TWO OF THE BEST CLONING SOFTWARES OUT THERE !! Anybody experienced this ? I'm listening close if you have !! THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ANY HELP YOU CAN SEND ME !