The drive works. Formats, is recognised when booting from another drive,\netc.\nThe problem is that even if it is the sole drive in the system, I cannot\nget XP to finish intalling to the drive. I have the latest bios from EPoX,\nhave the SATA drivers on floppy and all. I can patition the drive and\nformat it from XP on the old boot drive and the XP installation CD, but\nwhen the XP CD finishes it's installation and goes to the reboot portion of\nSetup, I get either a no operating system error, or a bad or corrupt\nhal.dll. When I think I've got it all figured out, it stumps me again.\nI've tried several suggested "fixes", but nothing has worked so far. 2 days\nof frustration and I', alm,ost out of hair.\nAny suggestions? Thanks in advance.