New Build SATA Drive Problem
I recently build a computer with the following components.
AMD Dual Core Processor
2G Corsair Memory
Seagate SATA Drive
I installed the SATA drive in my old computer and mirrored the old drive to the new.
I then built the new computer installing the old IDE hard drive on the IDE channel with a DVD burner and the new SATA drive in IDE mode.
Using a WIN XP disk I did a repair of the OS and the new motherboard and drivers were installed and recognized.
At this point the computer worked as I had hoped. During the POST process all drives were detected.
Next, I wanted to remove the old IDE hard drive and put it in a external enclosure to be used as a backup medium.
When I unplugged the old drive and restarted the computer, the POST process hangs at "Verifing DMI Pool Data."
So I reinstalled the old drive, restarted, and I get the same pool data message.
Windows XP (pro) will load but only if I have the OS disk in the DVD drive. The OS disk only spins up during the boot process, it does not need to be in the drive after booting is completed.
In the BIOS the SATA controller is enabled; the SATA drive is listed as IDE channel 2 master.
In device manager both drives are recognized and there are no yellow warning icons.
At this point I don't know what to do next.
Suggestions will be most appreciated.