MOBO - Asus A7N8X Deluxe
Processor - AMD Athlon XP 2600+
RAM - 512 MB crucial
DVD - Sony 500a
Video Card - 8500DV
SATA HD & IDE (problem predates the SATA drive being added)
Trend micro virus software.
I suspect that it is the video card that is causing the problem just due to the flakey nature of the swiss army knife approach. I get a variety of error messages - none of which really tell me anyting - hardware device, device driver etc. I have tested the RAM - no problem.