did you delete the partitions on the hard drive and reformat the entire drive before loading XP?
What operating system was in the computer before you tried to load XP?
It is entirely possible that you have a defective motherboard.
The previous OS was windows XP Pro with sp3, I was wanting to upgrade the board for future install of Windows 7.But since my purchase of this Biostar board,it's been nothing but trouble. I'm fairly new to computers,but I did build the one I'm using right now,so I kinda' know the process. Thanks for the tip.