I have a Gateway P6318U notebook, no restore CD, Gateway no longer sells them and tru=ing to load a new OS(XP,Vista & Win7. Does recognise SATA HD without drivers. Tried to slipstream all drivers I though might be and no luck. Although it has Intel GL969 chipsrt , SATA is different. I set SATA in Bios to "compatibility
The HD is new so no restore partition and the SATA drive is not included in any version of Windows, been there tried that . The SATA controller is a SI3531.
I had an old XP cd and was able to slipstream that driverand get it to recognize and partially install XP until it had probems reading the CD