Well this is not releavant to the issue at hand, but I thought I would just say I managed to get Windows ME working with my ASUS motherboard!! The prob was that my Windows98 I was trying to upgrade was knackered from when I installed a beta release of Explorer 5.5. A clean install from dos after removing the offending windows dir solved my prob, it was a hard lesson to learn as I have to install all my progs again, and have lost all e-mail! Let this be a lesson to 1 and all, dont install beta software unless you are prepared to suffer the consequences of your actions. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!