Hi, Well I did it, finally got my HTPC off the blocks and it works, well almost! spec is, MB MSI microATX, Duron 900, 256meg 133, Fujistsu 13Gig HD, Creative 6x DVD, ATI Radeon 7000 graphics card, Soundblaster 4.1 audio card for SPDIF out only, PowerDVD 4xp software player. The problem is that after an unspecified time the whole thing just locks solid, the only way out is to hard reboot. The processor usage while running is around 10% and the picture quality through my LCD projector at its native resolution XGA, is stunning. I have no other programmes running apart from PowerDVD and DVD Genie, no screensavers, no powersaving mode, and the bare minimum of Windows 98se load...........any suggestions from more experienced HTPC'ers would be much appreciated as the management here at home is beginning to think all this expence, re-cabling and new strnage equipment is a waste of time......HELP?