I do agree about having the solution for someone else that would ever have this problem.. The only thing that I did any different was that I removed my jumper off of my bios, from disabled to enabled, that really was the only thing I can think of, and it was by luck that it worked.. I actually installed windows on a 10 gb hard drive and was going to relish myself to using that drive and then having the 250 gb as a secondary drive sort of mounted exteriorly. So I shut everything off and disconnected everything and then connected the SATA drive and then started the install process, I did get excited when it reboot and I did not see the error, I almost cried... well not really. Funny though, I had to call microsoft due to my windows xp home edition, had been activated past the "allowed" twice yesterday, once for the 10 gb and then once I got the 250gb up and runnning... I am now having issues regarding my video card, I am using a visiontek 9600, 256mb.Windows will not install it due to the fact it says to install a standard VGA card and driver first... I guess I am missing some drivers so I guess its off to the driver site... Againg Thanks to everyone who assisted me with this issue.