Could use some help

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Okay, first here is what im working with:

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817139006 Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Item #: N82E16822136320 GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-DS4H AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128352 XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
Item #: N82E16835233003 AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDX920XCGIBOX
Item #: N82E16819103472 SAPPHIRE 100265L Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
Item #: N82E16814102803 LITE-ON 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model iHAS122-04
Item #: N82E16827106287 COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119137 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders
Item #: N82E16832116488

The problem is iv got it all together (exp. for the video card. And i start to install the OS.i get as far as the screen that reads "Where would you like to install to" AKA what drive and nothing the window that should have a list of my drives is blank. With the motherboard driver cd in and the "don't show non-compatable drivers" box checked nothing shows up. When I uncheck the box a whole list of drivers that don't work are shown. The hard drive is recognized in the bios. I have made 3 calls to Gigabyte and even tried drivers that they emailed to me and nothing seems to help. Does anyone have any ideas?
 
Reset the BIOS to defaults. Then set the hard drive to IDE mode. The drive is recognized by the BIOS so it must be plugged in, but check the cable ends anyway to make sure they are secure. Use the lowest-numbered SATA ports.
 

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Yes it shows up in the bios, but I have the first boot set to the dvd to load Vista. I tried to format the HDD on another computer but once it reached 99% it was unable to complete the format. I was able to later use the command prompt in the repair section of the Vista setup to fully format the HDD but Vista still does not show the drive. My head is starting to hurt:-[
 

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The HDD is connected to port SATA0, and I have even changed the cable at the suggestion of tech support... still nothing...