I've used Maxblast 3 to partition+format but when i reboot to install XP nothing happens when i press F6 to install floppy SATA drivers.
The start screen says Sil3112a present (this is a replacement SATA drive) and the bios should all be set ok as the last SATA drive worked intermittantly. It tries to boot from the XP setup disc but then i get a message of NTLDR.DLL not detected.
You would think Maxtor or Abit would offer some info on this as it seems i'm one of many with SATA problems.
System- 2800XP Athlon, 120Gb SATA Maxtor HDD (warentee replacement), 1Gb RAM, ATI 9500 Pro, Abit NF7-S, trying to install Win XP pro.
Also booting with no USB k/board and mouse.