Was hoping someone could be of assistance. I've done clean installs many times before but never ran into this problem. 1.) BIOS is configured to boot from Optical drive containing OS Installation Disc-- System initializes fine, loading all the initial components. 2.) The minute it goes to install the OS, it indicates that it cannot find my HDD and I sit there pulling hairs. -- When I enter the BIOS settings, the HDD is found and correctly listed. -- I've tried a different SATA port, different power connectors, and even poked the HDD for kicks and giggles. At the end of the day, the computer will only recognize the HDD in BIOS. What could be the problem? Thanks in advance for your assistance, mates! Cheers!