Re: SATA problems
When Windows prompt you if you need to install a third party software, you need to press the F6 key to load the SATA drivers from the floppy disk.
Seriously though, see if you can borrow someone's floppy drive and stick it momentarily in your new rig and run the SATA disk off of there. After it's all installed and Windows is finally loaded, take out the floppy drive and give it back to your friend. If I was your neighbor, I wouldn't hesitate at all in letting you borrow my floppy drive. I hardly use, just for the SATA install, lol. What a waste of a $7.00 drive. At least it's cheap.
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?