Gday again My new tower arrived yippeee, now I am having problems with the motherboard recognising the SATA harddrive. I have followed the motherboards directions to the bios setup ((motherboard GA-M55SLI-S4 (rev. 1.0)) I have pulled out the sata connectors and replugged them back in (still no joy), so now I have swapped on the motherboard the actual sata connection which was on SATAII 0 over to SATA11 1. Will this make a difference or not? I also need to recheck the slave/master settings on the new DVD Burner. I have a broken leg at the moment, which makes it impossible for me to move the new tower from the office to kitchen, and back again. I so badly want to use my new PC Tower, however when it comes to this SATA stuff I have no idea. IDE no problem, thats old school like me. I have the SATA floppy ready to go once I can figure out why, the harddrive isnt being recognised, and from memory the DVD Burner wasnt being recognised either. As I only have the use of one monitor and a broken leg, it is extremely difficult to do anything. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Yours who is NOT A BLONDE! Susan Please use proper thread titles from now on. Thanks.