SATA Bootup problem

By CurtisKay
Oct 1, 2005
  1. Hi,

    On Thursday a bootup problem occured, where the point where the OS
    should start loading, ie at the point after 'Verifying DMI Pool Data....' it
    just stops and does nothing. The first time this error occured, the problem
    "A disk read error has occured
    Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart."
    Since then, it doesn't say anything, just stops there.

    In BIOS it only picks the drives up as 127.99GB drives, even tho
    it's 250GB.

    What I've attempted so far:
    Using another 160GB SATA drive.
    Buying another motherboard, testing it, same problem.
    Flashed BIOS, cleared CMOS. Erased previous DMI data.

    My system specs:

    GA-K8NF-9 motherboard
    AMD Athlon 64 3000+
    1024MB Corsair RAM
    Radeon x800xl 256mb PCI-e

    Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Im guessing it's
    the RAM. :confused:
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