I just bought a asus p5ql pro board/intel e8400cpu with 2gig gskill 1066 ram using a asus 9600gt graphics this is for a media centre so I used my Silverstone box containing 2 capture cards ie a avermedia t777 and a dvico duel4.
Harddrives are 3 sata 1 ide and 1 sata asus lightscribe burner also a superflower 500w psu 14".
I spent a lot of time on forum to check out each item and I thought all seemed compatible ,however after assembling all I booted up and checked the bios all seemed good I used the default settings and started using a live ubuntu disc.
First problem the disc started a disc check not a harddrive mind you but a floppy.
I decided after a search 'perhaps a problem with the disc,so even though i'll stuff up my grub boot on the existing hardrve I'll install windows on a partition on my ide drive.
All went ok until i tried to use my asus installation disc to install drivers,it wouldn't read.
I can't remember exactly hat happened after that whether I switched of or reset accidentally but on restart the safe mode came up and using the start normal option the unit promptly froze.Also all other options went the same way including the last good config.
Since then i have double checked all connections,isolated harddrives,capture cards,tried a different burner,even a different ide drive with absolutely no difference.
If you're still awake after reading this any suggestions would be welcome last resort take it all out and start again