Finally resolved an issue that I thought was a faulty power supply, but was really user error (did not read the manual and hook up BOTH power connections).
Anyway the issue I have now is I can get into and configure the BIOS, sve and exit. But, when the machine goes to re-boot the onboard voice assisted diagnostics report a problem (what it is saying I don't understand - have contacted Albatron to try and figure out the error messages). I end up having to manually rest the BIOS via a jumper at which point the entire process starts over.
I did get Win XP home to start installing once after doing a manual rest and not configuing the BIOS but it would recognize my single SATA drive. Seperate problem from the BIOS issue I think unless for some reason it thinks it is in a RAID configuration because of BIOS?