New mainboard hangs on Verifying DMI pool data in RAID mode
Like the title said...
I just bought a brand new mainboard because the SATA and IDE controllers on the last one went out... it's a Gigabyte GA-EP45C-DS3R/DS3.
I have attached to it:
4x 250GB SATA HDDs
1x 1.5TB HDD
In legacy/ATA mode, I can boot to a CD and run diagnostics... It passes quicktech with flying colors, passes IBM/Hitashi DFT extended test on all drives, passes memtest.
I put it in RAID mode, build my array back up, and attempt to boot from the XP CD... the BIOS hangs on Verifying DMI pool data.
Yes, I NEED RAID.
I can come up with a few possibilities... the Seagate 1.5 TB drive may need a firmware update, and the mainboard could probably use a BIOS update. However, both of these require me getting Windows working -first-, and I can't do that if it won't boot.
Also I am reluctant to flash the firmware on my seagate drive while it is the only backup of my data that I have, and I will need it to restore my data once I install Windows. Hence, I was planning on transferring it to the array first, then updating, and transferring it back.
\"I\'ll do it cheap, I\'ll do it fast, or I\'ll do it well. You can only choose two.\"