ok...so i just built my new computer...here are the specs to start with ASUS A8N SLI deluxe motherboard 2x 1gb micron pc3200 ram 2x geforce 6800 in SLI mode teac dvd-rw/cd-rw (and last but most importantly) 2x 200gb maxtor sata hdd ok, so here it goes. i finally assemble my first decent machine. and lo and behold, there are things i have never worked with before. namely SATA hdd's. for some reason, NOTHING i have can recognize them except for my raid setup tool. heres what ive done so far. first; boot from xp cd --->cant find any hard drives to install to second; boot from maxtor driver cd--->cant find any maxtor hdd's to use setup tool on and maxtor sata raid driver doesnt work when run during xp install third; boot from mobo cd and make scsi/raid floppy's to use during install fourth; use scsi/raid floppy's with an end result in xp still not being able to register that it has 1 (or 2) sata hard drives attached to it... like i said, the only thing that registers it is my raid setup utility during startup. i need help ASAP i waited a week for the parts to arrive, then i waited another half week for the thermal compound, now all thats left is to let this biotch FLY!!! and im getting antsy. if anyone can help me i would be very appreciative and thank you in advance for all replies (constructive or non) <--its the thought that counts.