Originally Posted by i7-950
Do I need to install the intel matrix storage, marvell storage, and raid floppy disk drivers, or just the mobo drivers?
Sorry.. first time personally installing mobo drivers.
Disable the Marvell controller in the BIOS because it's likely that you are not using it because you have a SATA 2 [3 Gb/sec] drive (the Vertex 2) and so I imagine that you have the Vertex 2 connected to one of the ICH10R SATA ports (one of the black ports).
As for Intel Matrix Storage: no. It's actually very old and outdated. Install the newer version which has been renamed to Intel Rapid Storage Technology from here:
As for the "raid floppy disk driver": no, unless you are in the middle of trying to set up a RAID configuration.
However, it's interesting that this is your first time doing this which tells me that everything was absolutely fine until you connected the Vertex 2 to the system.