I am getting this error after I configured my first computer and booted it up with the windows disk in (after installation). I cannot get around it, so I am currently "nuking" both HD's and am going to start from scratch. If you could please give a detailed step by step with what you would do with a BRAND new computer right after all the hardware has been connected and you are about to power it on, it would be greatly appreciated. This is my first build, so I am a bit confused as to what to do after everything is conencted. Do I need to download the "PowerMax" utility for my Maxtor HD's and install that first? Because I never really formatted them before installing windows and getting that error. I just inserted the CD and pressed <enter> to install. Could you please give me a layout of exactly what you all would do step by step the moment after you plug in your power supply and are about to turn it on? Thank you so much.