I have tried every softmod I could find, The ones via bootmgr hang the boot sequence to an endless loop. Gets to boot loader and the restarts. Reinstall Vista/SP1 and try another. Nothing seems to work with this motherboard. Tried this everest program to look for the slic table and under motherboard/ACPI/ there is only the rssd no slic. Is there a way around this or is this motherboard only going to run XP? I pretty comfortable with building these and setting them up but have not done any BIOS work.