Well this is wierd. If I boot up with a 98SE boot disc, use fdisk and partition and format the drive it only sees 24GB of it. If I boot up with a PQmagic v8 disk, create a partition, and format it everything is fine, I get a 50GB NTFS formated partition. Now if I go ahead and install windows xp pro, after the install the system reboots and say error loading operating system. Then reboot with PQmagic and drive is listed as BAD. won't let me delete the partition or anything. Then boot up with 98SE boot disc, run fdisk, delete partition, boot back up with PQmagic everything is fine again. go thru the whole thing again, create partition, format drive etc.. Then the cycle begins again. I've even tried just wiping the drive clean, deleting all old partitions. and then doinf a fresh install with XP Pro. seems to install and then the "error loading operating system. " message. This is a 600Mhz pentium system with 600 ish MB of ram not really all that too old am I running into a bios issue with a drive size over 32GB???? Or is this drive just fuxored. I've never had this problem before.