Hi Guys It's really Mike Hawthorne. I've been trying to post this all day. I couldn't get it to send my confirmation message so I could post, even though it lets me log in to the forum, so I had to re-register with my business e-mail. What's with the having to log in twice anyway? I'm having problems with the Windows 8 installation. I created a separate partition on my second hard drive, drive L, in this case, that's where I'm installing it. I have gone through the installation process 3 times. After the second time I formatted the partition started from scratch again. I'm booting to the disk and then following the normal procedure. The process proceeds with out a hitch up to a point. It goes through the checking, copying, and setting up stages with no problems. When I get to the screen "Getting the Devices Ready" it gets to 13% to 15% mark, and the screen goes black with an active cursor and disk activity. After a while the computer reboots goes through what looks like a normal boot up and then I get a black screen with an active cursor and no disk activity. I've let is sit like this for about a half hour but nothing else happens. I found a site with images of what it's supposed to look like and I'm not getting all the setup screens where is asks you things like Personalize Wireless Setting and the screens after that. I have to hit F12 when I reboot and it then gives me a screen that says "There was an unexpected error" and I will have to repair my computer using the installation media. It also gives me the option to boot to another operating system which gets my into Windows 7. I used EasyBCD to set up the boot menu so Windows 8 doesn't come first, and I get both options at boot now but when it boots to Windows 8 I'm not seeing anything but a blank screen with a working cursor. I noticed that during set up I had an option to insert drivers. Anyone think this has anything to do with video drivers not loading? If that's the issue, I'm not sure what files to point it to, there are a lot of files in the drivers folder, and pointing it at the folder doesn't seem to work, it just keeps saying that if can't find anything. I have an ATI 5870 video card and the latest drivers installed in Windows 7. I don't know where to go from here, anyone have any ideas? I wanted to get this posted today so that I can get back to work on this tomorrow. Thanks for the help. Mike .