Originally Posted by pies
well i reformated the hard drive but when the board posts it says press delet for setup i press it and it says entering setup and just stays on that screen its an asus m2n deluxe sli mobo
What colour screen are you getting? Is it blue? The reason im asking is because alot of computers enter the BIOS by using the delete key. So if you are entering the BIOS, it will just sit there like you stated. If your pc is formatted, then ya need to boot from your XP CD, there should be an option to "press any key to boot from CD" at some point, press a key then, and it will go through the setup process with you.