Here is my specs ;
Gygabyte EP35-DS4 MOBO
2GB 800mhz RAM
160 GB IDE (Boot drive)
250 GB SATA
Its been running fine since january
My older 160GB IDE drive died two nights ago with a corrupted C partition ( the boot one ). So i went and got a seagate 320GB SATA2 drive. I removed
the other drives I had in the system and installed the new one. I put the XP SP2 disk in the IDE DVD drive and setup booted OK. I created a 100GB
(C:\)partition and a ~200GB (e:\) partition and went to format c drive to put xp onto. The partition formatted OK but then setup gave a message saying
it was unable to load XP onto the selected partion. I pointed it at the other partion but same message. I checked I had it plugged in OK and restarted
by removing all partions, and recreating them. No joy.
I restarted computer and now when setup was supposed to boot after POST screen it said this after waiting 10 sec
" Press Any key to boot from CDROM..................Error loading Operating system. "
I have tried all combinations of master slave for the DVD and plugging the SATA drive into all ports, but no joy- I get the same message. I have checked
Bios settings. If I unplug the SATAs and just boot with xp cd it loads into setup no probs, but as soon as I connect any SATA drive it cant find OS.
I really hope its not a MOBO prob stopping comms with ANY drive....
Any help would be really appreciated
Edited by slashbot_427, 05 June 2008 - 07:19 AM.