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>I am purchasing a ASUS P4P800-E DELUXE motherboard and one Serial ATA 150
>hard drive. I will use Win XP OS.
> Will this motherboard automatically detect the Serial hard drive or there
> special drivers I have to install with Win XP? Will I have to make any
> BIOS changes to detect the Serial drive?
That motherboard will detect SATA drives and nothing needs to be changed in
the BIOS. If you have a Windows XP SP2 CD, then it should have the
required SATA driver when you install it. Otherwise, you will have
to put the SATA driver on a floppy (see the ASUS motherboard CD) and
then press F6 during the Windows installation. Follow the on-screen
directions for installing the driver.