Ok, Ive managed the throttle the speed of the HDD to 1.5Gb/s, and the VIA SATA POST BIOS is loaded. However, now the CD is not booting into the XP Setup. If i remove the HDD, the CD is loaded fine. With the HDD connected, the BIOS seems to stop at the 'boot from cd' stage, idling for no reason. Any suggestions on that??