My blue screen "IRQ_equal_or_less..." error turned out to be a memory stick....I found this out by establishing a new harddrive and running memtest, after learning about it. Man, can that really create problems!
Master Sata Drive = clean load (XP didn't ask for Win '98 verification)
Slave Sata Drive = XP asked for '98 verification (most likely running off '98 kernel)
The game SH3 is located on my Slave HDD, if I click to play, will it run off of the Slave XP configured HDD? In order to eliminate this, will I need to format my E: (slave) drive as a storage only device for my games, pics, etc....? I believe I'll use my C: drive (master) for XP & Internet searches only!! Bare minimum to eliminate future problems.