i think I found the cause of much of my grief. I have mismatched the highpoint raid driver bios and driver. I have an Abit Kt7a- raid board. I need advice/help on getting the mb bios and the highpoint raid controller flashed. Can someone: 1. suggest the best bios WITH the best highpoint driver imbedded 2. put it in plain english how to do it! I have read and read on several sites, but I guess it is over my head. I do "understand" that the mb bios and the highpoint bios must be flashed together, but I can't decide which to use and exactly how to do it.