Here's the deal - went out and bought an Asus Pundit-R barebones kit, P4 3E CPU, Maxtor 200 GB HDD (IDE), 512 Kingston Ram, LG DVD burner.
Trying to install XP, the process has now taken in excess of four hours - the CD is recognized, the install procedure begins but when the time comes to copy files / install files it is unusually slow.
Has this happened to anyone else? I've built many systems in the past and never encountered a problem like this!
Thanks, in advance, for all help,