I'm trying to get XP home installed on my new system: a8v deluxe, 2 sticks approved memory for 1 gig installed in the blue slots, one SATA drive plugged into the Via SATA1 plug, Promise controller disabled, onboard lan boot rom enabled, etc. BIOS: 1014. System will be a DAW. Booting with the XP CD and hitting F6 and S for the Via drivers, XP setup sees the HDD and installs (apparently), gets to the end of the process and reboots the system BUT then starts all over again, asking for drivers and loading as if it didn't do it the first time. If I remove the CD after the first attempt and let it try to boot without a boot disk or installation CD, I get: NO Hard Disk Drive Detected! Press F1 to Resume Pressing F1 gets me to the Yukon PXE and it asks me to reboot and select a proper boot device. If I do this with the XP CD, I start all over with the XP install (see above, repeat). My goal is to use two SATA drives as separate drives (no RAID). If I plug my second drive (larger drive) into the MOBO's Via SATA2 plug, the boot screen see's that drive, not the first, and with the XP install/F6/S sequence, it sees both disks. When I set the install for the C:\ drive, it seems to load files on the second D:\ drive (as if it is RAID?). Regardless, it gets to the end of the install sequence and reboots only to start the install all over again. Anyone have suggestions? Thanks!