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    Okay stupid me (yeah I'll admit that) bought a 512Mb stick of DDR4002 Buffalo RAM instead of DDR400. After changing out virtually everything on this build (including IDE cables and drives both optical and hard) I popped out the memory and made my discovery.

    Loading in a standard stick of DDR400 RAM allowed Windows XP to load successfully.

    I wish when memory manufacturers went to dual channel, they did something different like mounting keys to differentiate between dual and single channel memory. I spent almost four hours banging my head against the table trying to figure why the OS wouldn't load. I even tried the Vista beta dvd and hit the same problem.

    Word of advice, if you cannot load Windows check the RAM first.
    Life is what you make of please read the instructions carefully.