After 3 weeks of repartioning, reformatting, reinstalling Win2K...
I updated the BIOS to 1005 from 1003.
I still cannot get the ide drivers from the MOBO Install CD to install. The sys hangs at splash screen, or works but does not recognize USB and printer.
POST sees the USB ports, device manager sees the USB root hubs.
I have given up connecting the 2nd 250 GB HD. FDISK doesn't see the whole 80 GB WD drive.
The shop sent one 1MB DDR RAM back for replacement.
They installed a 2nd MOBO.
I used the same RAM as before, it worked fine on the previous board.
What are the chances for 2 of this model board (P4S800D-X) having a problem with memory slots?