No jokes please
The thing is I have done a few XP Pro installs on various systems I have built. Then I had one nightmare with a newly assembled ECS P4VMM2, VIA chipset that would consistently freeze at up to 30 minutes from startup, even when idle. I reformatted and went to Win2000 and it's been OK ever since.
The board revision and BIOS were the latest available at the time.
So are there any possible trouble combinations?
Why would you degrade an Intel CPU with a VIA chipset? Did you know that VIA didn't even have a license for that bus when they designed that chipset, and consequently had no clue what they were doing from the outset? Did you know that VIA has the worst reputation in the chipset industry?
Probably a problem with the chipset driver revision. Serves you right for buying such trash in the first place.
ECS is a PC-Chips brands. PC-Chips being the most infamous board manufacturer of all time! Strike two, do your research next time.
<font color=blue>Watts mean squat if you don't have quality!</font color=blue>