found the floppy, thanks for the offer. to answer the first question, i installed the SATA drivers via the CD in windows.
i'm still having an issue though.
my dvd-rw is on the second SATA controller (the silicon one), and when i hit f6 and installed the drivers in dos, it's still not showing up when i boot up. just my two HDs are listed. (note it never showed up during boot up, but always worked in windows properly so i never worried about it.) how do i get it to recognize my dvd-rw at boot up?
also the first time i tried to install windows, i accidentally had it copy the install files to the C drive, and now it wont let me delete that partition, it tells me "you cannot delete that partition it has setup files on it", also it takes me to windows install setup everytime i restart.
so my question is, how do i make it stop trying to run windows installation everytime i boot up? i'm thinking that will make it stop telling me i cannot delete the partition that has setup files on it, by copy the install files to the backup D drive instead, or if i can just make it run the installation files from the disc that would work too.
sorry if thats confusing, i know it's long. thanks in advance.
Gigabyte GA-P31-S3G Motherboard (Intel P31 Chipset)
Intel Core Duo 2.33Ghz (1333FSB/Conroe)
eVGA 9600GT (512MB)
WD 240gig SATA150(7,200rpm 16mb cache) x2
G. Skill Dual Channel DDR2 1066 (2Gigs)
Plextor 16x/48x DVD+-RW SATA150
Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS
Seasonic 500W Power Supply
LIAN LI PC-G70B Full-Tower
ViewSonic 19" VP191b LCD Monitor