I recently purchase this motherboard and a memory card along with a new 300 watt power supply/case. I installed the board, check all the jumpers the manuel described, connected all the front panel switches as indicated on the connector and the manuel. When I power the unit up, the front panel lights up when the power button is pushed but not much of anything happens - the monitor stays dark, there is no activity from the drives. I spoke with a guy at the computer store where I bought it and he pointed out a 4 pin 12v connector that plugs into the "middle" of the board - I tried that too but no difference. I did purchase another identical board but before opening up I would like to prove more conclusively that this board is good or bad.
I did install a hard drive that has xp from another system which several people have assured me that it would not work - just get a blue screen - I didn't get anything.
I do have a new, never used drive and I did purchas XP also, so I can start from scratch.