Hello,\nI just bought a shuttle SS51G form newegg.com. I have spent the last\nweek trying to get Windows XP installed with no luck. Any help would\nbe great! First off, I had Win XP installed at one point, but received\nseveral errors off and on. The install process wasn't very smooth.\nUnfortunately I don't remember what all off those messages were (it\nseems so long ago). I do remember that Windows often said that it had\nrecovered from a critical error. Windows also shut down several times\n"to prevent damage to the computer". One of these messages was:\n\n"IRQL__NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL\n\nCheck to make sure all new hardware of software is properly installed.\nIf this is a new installation, ask our hardware or software\nmanufacture for any Windows updates you might need.\nIf problem continues, disable or remove any newly installed hardware\nor software. Disable bios memory options such as caching or shadowing.\n(F8 to use safe mode to disable components)\n\nBeginning dump of physical memory…"\n\nI was having so many problems, I decided to try and do a new, clean\ninstallation. Now, XP won't install properly.\nThe main problem I have with the installation now is that I keep\ngetting this message during the installation process when Windows is\ncopying files to the hard drive.\n\n"File xxx.xxx was not copied correctly\n\nThe file placed on your hard drive is not a valid windows xp system\nimage. If you are installing form a CD, there may be a problem with\nthe Window XP CD.\n\nPress Enter to retry.\n\nPress ESC to skip the file"\n(this is as close to the message as I can remember)\n\nPressing Enter to retry only works about 20% of the time. With every\ntime I have tried to install XP this message comes. Each time I try to\ninstall it again, I get to the same point, but with different file\nnames (in place of xxx.xxx), so it seems sort of random.\n\nHere is what is in the system:\nHome grown.\nShuttle SS51G (with FS51 mainboard)\nIntel Celeron 2.4G CPU\nMushkin 512/PC-2700 DDRAM (only one)\nNEC DVD+/-RW drive\nWestern Digital 120GB hard drive\n(all hardware in brand new except the hard drive)\n\nHere is what I have tried/done:\nFormatted HD and tried to put XP on 20GB partition\n-I tried using a 3 different XP CD's (SP1 and SP2) with same issue, so\nI don't think the disc is bad.\n-I tried using a different CD drive. Same problems\n-I moved the Mushkin memory over one slot. Nada.\n-I flashed the BOIS with the updated version from shuttle.com (only\none update).\n-I checked all my drive connections and played around with which IDE\nport each was connect to.\n-I checked various forums for answers. I saw a couple of places where\nXP acted like this on other systems, but there was no resolution\nposted yet. I also saw a few places with shuttle and Windows issues,\nbut none that matched mine.\n-I left the BIOS set to the fail-safe defaults. I don't have any\nexperience over/under clocking. It doesn't seem like I should have to\ndo this just to install Windows XP.\n-At one point the CD felt a little warm. I tried letting the box cool\nof before retrying. I even tried leaving the box open and cooling with\na house fan. It stayed nice and cool, but same problems.\n\nI don't have another hard drive or memory stick to test in the system,\nbut I wonder if these could be the problem… ?\n\nFor the love of God, help me :) This is insanity.