so you take it all out again, and put it back together the exact same way, peice by peice and test boot it each time to see which peice of the hardware is causing the lock up, and then you finally put the last peice in and everything works like a charm. . .
gotta love it. . .
The Frys GQ (Great Quality) box my dad bought last year is now running my main web surfing and downloading computer. Semperon 2800+ now running at 1800mhz with 2GB of ram. Onboard video and every single PCI Port full, with SCSI Card, SATA Card and Wireless Network card. The Lack of a firewire port is irritating but there are 4 USB2.0 ports so I will survive for now.
Dre may have a Firewire card he will part with for cheap, I'll have to call him and see if he wants to get rid of it still.
Got the OS installed, and tonight I get to apply a metric fuck ton of microsoft updates, put AVG virus scan on it, and configure everything, I figure I have another 4-6 hours worth of software installation and configuration to do. I'll be so glad when this is done, hopefully it will be at least another 6-8 months before I have to do anything like this again.