When I got that motherboard I noticed that there were lots of warnings about installing updated drivers, etc. There's a good FAQ on the ABIT KT7 here:




What drivers should I use with the motherboard?

VIA drivers

It is recommended to do a clean installation of Windows when you first install your ABIT KT7 motherboard. Immediately after installing Windows 98 or Windows 2000 you should install the latest VIA 4in1 and USB filter drivers for the motherboard. The original VIA drivers should be included on the CD which accompanied the motherboard, but the latest drivers can be found at [link|http://www.via.com.tw/|http://www.via.com.tw/] or www.viatech.com and on the downloads page. Always install these drivers before trying other solutions to your problems! See the VIA official FAQ for more information on the use of these drivers. The latest VIA drivers will only install those drivers you require. Beware! If you have disabled the onboard IDE controllers (if you use only the Highpoint controller or a SCSI controller) the VIA drivers may not install correctly. You will need to temporarily enable them.


[link|http://www.viahardware.com/faq/kt7/faqboot.html|[link|http://www.viahardware.com/faq/kt7/faqboot.html|http://www.viahardw...faqboot.html]] says:

I have just swapped my disk from old motherboard and Windows fails to boot, sometimes giving the message "Inaccessible_boot_device". Why?

The problem lies in the IDE driver. If you've installed the bus mastering IDE drivers for another chipset, Windows cannot boot with those. You have to hook up your old motherboard, replace the busmastering drivers with the default IDE drivers Windows ships with, and then switch motherboards and safely boot into Windows. You can then install the VIA 4in1 drivers.

Lots of other useful information at that site...

HTH. And I hope this doesn't end up eating all of Onion Blaster's free time... :-)