Recently bought and assembled a k8mm3 msi mobo, sempron 3000+, and a 320gb seagate sata drive. The sata refuses to boot windows alone, (without the old ide drive installed.). I am pretty good at building computers but this has me stumped. I made a floppy with the mobo sata drivers on it. during windows install I press f6 and it insatlls the via drivers...but when it gets to the format/partiton screen..it says windows detected no drives. onchip sata is set to enabled in bios, and configured as ide. The computer will boot from the old hdd, has xp home on it, and then it will install windows on the sata and it works for maybe a week. I have 2 windows installations, one on each disk, and i think they are 'fighting' each other...after a week or so it starts locking up and programs quit working. My goal is to boot windows onto the sata, and format the old ide drive for storage of mp3's, ect. any ideas? Any help would be much appreciated..thanks.