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Hi There, Ok, I am in need of some serious help now. I have tried the steps specified in post #1 and still have problems getting my installation to detect a HD. The OS I am trying to re-install is Windows XP: Media Center Edition 2005 For System Builders. It has Service Pack 2 on it with the version number of: 5.1.2600.2180. The OS I already have on my laptop is Windows XP: Media Center Edition 2002. I'm not sure if the OS I am trying to install is a 32x bit or a 64x bit since the case I got doesn't specify which. I have talked to Intel to find the AHCI controllers that I need for my laptops chipset which is a Intel ICH7R controller. When I go into nLite, choose the folder I have my clean OS files in, select two options on the menu which are, Drivers and Boot-able ISO. I then go to the next screen to pick my drivers. From there, I choose multiple driver folder and locate the Intel controller folder. It then gives me a list of all the controllers for different versions of Intel chips. There are two in the list which deal with the ICH7R. They are: .:. Intel ICH7R/DH SATA AHCI Controller .:. Intel ICH7R/DH SATA RAID Controller I have been choosing both of them and then checking to make sure that textmode was on. I then insert them and then start the process. After it merges all the files, I put in a blank DVD+RW and burn the files using nLite. After its finished, I restart my laptop, hit F10 to choose boot from CD/DVD and then let it go through the loading of the information on the DVD. After it is done loading the initial startup files it tells me to hit Enter to continue the installation of Windows XP. After I hit Enter, it then gives me the error message that setup cannot find any HD's! Your help to solve this issue would be EXTREMLY appreciated! - Jeff