lol. I am still reluctant to support SATA drives until there is much better support for them. Or at least until they are as easy to use as IDE. To many bugs. sundewzer, you might try to get the bios from the global site instead of the USA site. Which is http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us Just type A8V Delux in the search bar and select BIOS in the 2nd drop-down. Looks like 1013 is the latest though, so may not matter. But looks like you have the latest version. Double check that your system actually lists that THAT version is installed though. That is was successful. You may even want to flash it again with the same version just to be sure. Use the DOS flash rather than Windows flash version. Make sure your floppies are good with a scandisk on them first. Other than that, if you think the BIOS is right and the latest version, I would pull the battery and set the CMOS clear jumper, remove power from the system and let it sit a few minutes. Then set back and boot up into CMOS. Set Fail-Safe defaults. And then from that point go through and set the options you need, such as date-time, CPU speed etc... The boot order too of course. Now what happens when you turn it on? Does it even try to get into Windows? Does it go but then error? Does it just say no OS found? If it actually goes into Windows to some degree and fails, it may be a driver issue. But if something happens before Windows ever comes into view, it couldn't be a driver. Drivers aren't used outside of Windows. Well, technically they are, but not in the same sence as a Windows driver. Anyways, what happens again?