sorry its the otherway around shows 240 but set to 255. changed it but nothing, same error and same screen. i am right now at my local computer store with "almost guru" people and we are having a go. it looks more and more that the MOBO has to go. this really sucks.
like i said before i need to learn this stuff, this is just too ridiculous. thank you for all the hard work please dont stop. once i get this fixed ill be back to your site to get my HDD partitioned correctly and OS's installed CORRECTLY. thanks CG.
well back and running, better than ever. nothing like the smell of a new MOBO in the morning. well new MOBO and power supply, but hey whos counting.
the good news is that it wasnt too expensive and once all said and done Vista is running perfectly and absolutely no snags. amazing how a completely (whiped clean) HDD makes installations a breeze.