of reasons for your problem. Read the motherboard's manual carefully. It should tell you how to handle a single disk as opposed to RAID configurations. This will require setup in the BIOS. Positioning the data cable in the correct connection on the motherboard is also critical. Does the POST recognize there is a drive there?
and life goes on...
I am trying to put together a new computer
I made a few before with IDE hard drives and had no problems.
Now my new motherboard works just with SATA drive and I have no idea how to install windows xp, it just does not see a drive.