Greetings from frustrationville... Here's my pain: Had an XP box - the same one I have now - "upgraded" to Vista - hated it, went back to XP. Everything works great EXCEPT... my two SATA drives are not being recognised in Windows. It's VERY bizarre. I have a normal IDE drive for Windows (C:\) with two Seagate Barracuda SATA drives but only the C drive shows up. I've done NOTHING different to the previous installations I have done with this machine but this time I cannot get the SATAs recognised. Been into disk management, had a poke around... nothing that will get my SATAs on the screen. So, had a poke in my BIOS. Have tried enabling and disabling RAID and SATA... now I'm no RAID specialist but I'm pretty certain it wasn't enabled in my previous XP config... anyways, I've tried it with and without... nothing works. Here's my spec: ASUS k8NE-Deluxe Motherboard. 3 Gig Kingston RAM ATI Radeon blah blah... The real kicker here is this: I am in the middle of editing a documentary and guess where my saved files are... So guys, I'm pretty desperate here. I only have a few months before I have to submit my edit and to say I'm sweating over this is an understatement. HAYELP! Appreciate any information you can gimme chaps. Oh and I don't have a floppy drive (NEVER have never needed it before!!!) coz I've seen that as a means of enabling SATA. anyways, over to you guys.