You can install it in IDE mode, and then switch to ACHI mode after windows is installed. the main priority is to get windows installed yes?
Yes I understand that I can do that, with alit of fuss from what it looks like but my priority to get the drivers working with the f6 step which I ruled out the drivers,DVD drive,floppy,hd..while I wait for Gigabyte to get back to me, I'm wondering if you fine folks can help me figure out why installing preboot drivers don't help, or is it another reason, and what if I want to do a raid in xp I can't just use ide mode. there must be a reason why its not working. thanks for the reply btw