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Bootup Error

By Kimmers
Feb 14, 2008
  1. I am replacing Two IDE Hard drives and putting in One Sata drive now the board that i have does have Sata plugs, But when I boot th computer get the below error

    VERifying DMI Pool Data

    Now once i gets there is just sits there and doesnt moveat all , now I've tried resetting it and everything like that and I can't get it to go further.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    It cannot find the harddrive.

    Confirm that one harddrive is securely connected (at motherboard and at the drive)
    If IDE (ATA) confirm drive set to CS (cable select on harddrive jumper)
    If Sata confirm Sata is enabled in CMOS (DEL or F2 or another key at startup, to enter CMOS)
     
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    If you have set the IDE drives manually in the BIOS instead of "Auto", remove the manual configuration for nonexistent devices.

    Also, some IDE devices have problems being a masterless slave and suchlike. As already said, go over the M/S settings. I always prefer manual settings over CS.
     
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