Hello everyone, I recently built a computer; Abit AB9 iP965 C2D E6400 Coolermaster Real Power 550W SLI 2GB DDR2 5300/5400 RAM Gefore 7600GT 256MB DDR3 PCI-E Pioneer drive. And the area I think my problem is - 2 x Seagate 80GB Barracuda SATAII 7200rpm 8MB Cache So I installed everything the BIOS is fine, and the optical is reading everything, the windows setup appears and goes through the loading procedure (kernal debugger.... etc, etc) then after that it says windows is preparing to setup and I get the BSOD. It says the normal things BSOD's say, but ill write out what steps it told me too follow and the technical infomation. I know theres no viruses as this is my first ever boot, so it must the hardware config I guess. I've connected the 2 SATAII drives to my power supply, and connected the SATAII cables from my 2 drives into SATA1 and SATA2 headers on the motherboard. I read that SATAII doesn't need any master/slave configuration, so there none of that, they have just been pluged into the motherboard, no RAID no nothing. Is there somthing else I should do? There is an option before the windows loader starts to installed a 3rd party RAID controller or somthing of the sort. The technicle infomation on the BSOD is; ***STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000) I tryed to explain as thourghly as I could. Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to offer. btw, this isn't papa m, im junior m :chk: -- my first build too, just trying to help him out.