Just got a barebones system with a Supermicro P4SCI, Celeron 2.8, 350W\nPS, and 1 GB memory from a well-known supplier with a good reputation.\nThis is my first time buying a system from them.\n\nThis is the only second system I've set up with SATA, so I'm a bit of a\nnovice.\n\nI'm having trouble with lockups. It seems to be happening randomly.\n\nI'm trying to install W2K using my usual procedure of booting with a W98\nfloppy, setting up the 80GB sata drive with a single 80GB FAT32\npartition using fdisk, formatting, copying the i386 folder from the W2K\nCD, and running winnt from the i386 folder on the hard disk.\n\nThe lockups have happened while copying the setup files from the CD, and\nat various stages of the W2K install. I've never been able to complete a\nbasic install.\n\nI'm not trying to set up raid.\n\nI ran memtest for a couple of hours when I first received the system,\nafter installing only a DVD drive and a floppy drive. No errors.\n\nAfter having the lockups, I removed the 80 GB sata drive and installed\nit in the only other SATA system I've built. The install went perfectly.\nThe drive appears to be OK.\n\nSo I called the supplier and talked to tech support. He told me I need\nto install the SATA drivers from the motherboard CD. He said he couldn't\nhelp me any more because they don't support software, only the hardware.\nFair enough.\n\nThe SATA drivers are only needed for raid, right?