Hi there and thank you for the response. We finally got DSL installed so now I can respond much quicker.
Ok - I tried a floppy disk with the SATA drivers, but still the windows setup says that a hard drive could not be found. I have installed windows on this drive before without requiring those sata drivers btw...
Also, when I use the MS XP cd, it boots up and starts out by saying there is an install already in progress and would I like to "set up a new installation" or "continue the upgrade" -- Either one I choose, Windows setup tells me a few screens later that "no hard drive could be found unable to continue the instalation"
I tried changing my sata option to IDE, no difference there.
It seems like Windows just isn't recognizing the drive during the install - it's driving me nuts, because Windows will actually boot normally until it gets stuck on the loading screen (the one with the little blue bar at the bottom). I need some serious help.