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Sata main drive ide slave

By eggyhustles
Jun 10, 2008
  1. Hi, im having a bit of an issue..when i post i get a "verfying dmi pool data" message and the pc proceeds to post..i've googled it but only seen problems where the pc never posts..so im here thinking that maybe i dont have the hardrives set up correctly..the main sata drive is in port 4 on the motherboard(port 2 and 3 are blocked by my huge video card and the pc wont post if i put it in port 1) i have a ide hd and ide dvd burner which i have on one channel..the hd is set to master..and the dvd burner is set to slave..am i doing anything wrong?
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Everything looks Ok

    So it then posts, and Windows starts ok ?

    If so, all's ok
     
  3. eggyhustles

    eggyhustles TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah it posts..which is weird..i wanna get rid of the message since it stays up for about 30 seconds and slows down boot time
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Try CS on the IDE HardDrive and Burner

    Or download and run Memtest, either create a bootable floppy (preferred) or a bootable CD. Run Memtest for 7 Passes (this can take many hours, by the way)

    Also if you detach the single IDE cable from the Motherboard does it boot up quickly?
     
  5. eggyhustles

    eggyhustles TS Rookie Topic Starter

    memtest freezes up my system for some reason..

    i looked into the bios and my slave ide drive is labled "ide channel 0 master" and the sata drive with the os on it is labled ide channel 3 master..could that be the issue..?
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    No,

    that's normal

    But I'd say your ram is faulty
     
  7. eggyhustles

    eggyhustles TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Tried new ram..same issue
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Could be CPU
    Load setup defaults in CMOS settings,

    post edited
     
  9. eggyhustles

    eggyhustles TS Rookie Topic Starter

    you just told me it was ram lol
     
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