have you tried reformatting the hard drive and reinstalling windows?
"Epox 8KHA+ hardware malfunction''
Yes, did a delete partition, create a new NTFS partition and a complete reinstall of XP Pro. I have read some previous threads and apparently there is a compatibility issue with the Athlon XP and this motherboard that was never resolved. Works fine with Win98SE. All components ran fine with Win98SE. Tried completely different peripherals and memory.
It's a shame too...it was my son's old gaming computer that worked good for a long time and performed well.