Not one to start random threads I'm doing some good old fashioned recycling. Anyway, I have a teeny problem that might get to be a slightly bigger problem by friday. I've purchased a really cheap and nasty hard drive enclosure of dabs.com and I'm using it to stick my old hard drives into from my old PC and transfer files that I need across to the new PC. In theory this is the easiest way and I get an external hard drive out of it.... In practice though its turning out to be a complete pain. Nearly every file has permission settings that stop me from doing pretty much anything to the files apart from look at the icons. Is there a way to just blanket remove all permissions from everything on that hard drive. I don't care if that breaks XP (which is installed on the hdd) as I plan on getting a nerdy linux person I know to turn it into a web server anyway so everything I don't transfer off is getting deleted anyway. Any thoughts? I'm about to start updating my pc, I'm always getting random beeps and crazy **** happening on my pc and being a complete retard when it comes to all the really complicated stuff I might was well start this thread and just use it every time something breaks... Well, something broke I've just put in 2 gig of ram (4 x 512) they are both dual channel and in the correct slots. Everything boots up fine and its nice and quick in windows and then suddenly I get a tick noise from my motherboard (or something in that area) and everything just freezes. No weird noises or anything (apart from the ticking noise when it first happens) If I take 2 of the sticks out it works fine again... My troubleshooting has determined that its either: My power supply Having 2 sets of dual channel RAM that are not the same model (both corsair but slightly different) Some random setting in my bios that i have no idea about... Its doubly annoying that before it freezes everything runs so nicely.. Its like my pc is teasing me with niceness only to snatch it away from me in fits of evil giggles.