XP wont load from SATA HD on A7N8X

By aleks77 ยท 4 replies
Mar 20, 2006
  1. well i bought a new hard drive (MAXTOR 7L250S0 MAXLINE III 250GB 7200RPM 16MB CACHE SATA ROHS) and tried to install it, i put

    it, plug the sata red cable into the HD and into the 2nd slot on my mobo (the first slot is my Western Digital Caviar

    WD1200JD 120GB Hard Drive) start up the computer it shows both the hard drives after the *press f4 to enter raid utility* and

    it goes into windows like normally, however the 2nd hd is not there, it is under device manager tho. So i try shutting down

    and switching cables and then switching the jumper on the WD HDD and in the end, now i cant even start my windows XP at all.

    I screwed around in bios settings and still nothing, the computer right now is exactly how it was before the 2nd HDD was

    tried to put it, except i might have changed bios settings. The WD HDD is showing up after the *press f4 to enter raid

    utility* message and then it just sits at the black screen saying "Verifying DMI Pool Data................." and wont start

    up. My bios settings are set to SATA for first boot device. Im stuck here, i have no clue whats going on :( below are my

    system specs any help or suggestions are apprecited. I also tried starting up with just the 1 SATA hDD connected and no IDE

    drives, no luck.

    Asus A7N8X Deluxe
    Athlon XP 2400+
    OCZ DDR400 PC3200 512MB
    Windows XP SP1
    Maxtor Maxline III 7L250S0 250GB Hard Drive Serial ATA-150, 7,200 RPM, 16MB
    WD 1200JD 120gb Hard Drive Serial ATA-150, 7200 RPM, 8MB
    Maxtor 6Y060L0 DiamondMax Plus 9 6Y060L0 60GB Ultra ATA/133 7200RPM Hard Drive
    IBM Deskstar 75GXP (DTLA 307020) 20GB HDD
    Pioneer DVDrw dvr-105
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Put the WD jumpers back the way they were, you're not supposed to mess around with them. Sata HDDs no longer use the master/slave system so there's no need to fiddle around with the jumpers.

    As for the HDD not showing up in Windows, did you partition & format it ?
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    If you want a second opinion, yes, leave the jumpers on Western Digital SATA hard drives in their default locations. You don't need to touch them.
  4. aleks77

    aleks77 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i dont care about the 2nd HD right now, im concerned i cant boot into Xp from my old one, and i did put the jumpers back the way they were, and i cleared cmos and reset all settings to default in bios and still nothing :(
  5. aleks77

    aleks77 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Had a power outage, now computer wont turn on

    oops - ignore this topic
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