A friend of mine has this motherboard and needs some assistance. It's regarding installing XP on an SATA hard drive. Am I right in saying that some motherboards these days don't require you to press F6 during Windows installation if you want to install onto an SATA drive? The thing is, he has two hard drives in his PC, an IDE and an SATA and he accidently wiped (formatted) his IDE drive because XP setup apparently failed to detect the SATA one. He tells me that his motherboard did not ship with a floppy disk which makes me think it should enable XP to detect SATA without having to install '3rd party drivers' using F6. Can someone confirm this? And finally, what could be the reason that XP install didn't find the SATA drive? Could it be a BIOS setting? Many thanks.