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Old 12-29-2004, 11:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Problem Booting

I bought an ABIT motherboard a while back so i could use my new SATA hard drive, but i got some stop error message telling me to basically check all other components and delete software on my hard drive (cant remember exact error, sorry)

anyway, i decided to try buying a new mobo which cost twice as much (ABIT guru - AI7) but this time it doesnt recognize my SATA hard drive. If i put my old PATA in, it recognises it, but where the XP boot logo should be, it just restarts and the PC gets itself into a loop!

my PATA has actually failed, but it still works on the current mobo im using (which doesnt have SATA on it), so it cant be the hard drive.

unfortunately, im a novice with SATA hard drives so i have just been playing with all the BIOS settings, and i have tried installing RAID controllers from the diskette i got with my mobo (pressing F6 while installing XP), but there are 4 controllers and i didnt know which one to use, either way, none work anyway.

has anybody got a clue?

ive already paid £160 for 2 mobos and the HD and dont want to spend another £40 to send it to a shop for a check-up.

im probably just being a n00b, so i wont get insulted if you guide me through the obvious instructions, anything will help at the moment.


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Old 12-30-2004, 01:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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ok did you check if it is in sata 1 not 2 or 3 or 4?
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