Hi, I am building a new pc with amd 2800+, gigabyte 7vaxp-a ultra, diamondmax plus 9 120gb sata 150. when i boot the system starts to come up and then stops with a msg 'verifying dmi pool data'. There is a msg that flashes past that i cannot catch which says something like bios cannot be loaded because there is no disk. the hdd seems ok, and the sysem says its there. Tks Ian.
did you get two sata cables in the m/b box, if so try the other cable. is there a choice in the bios to enable the sata hard drives?, if so is it enabled (it might be where you set hard drives up, "normal", "lba", sata), i dont know as i dont have this board.
might be of some help, if still nothing, try removing all drives and try booting again. just to confirm it isnt the m/b.
OK thanks I have tried all the above and the problem has moved on and changed. Now it starts to load windows xp, setup loads files, drives and adaptors, the sata hard disk light is on during this time. Then the following happens: Problem detected windows has been shut down to prevent damage to the computer. Check viruses on computer. Remove any newly hard drives or controllers. Check HD to make sure it is properly configured and terminated (I have and have changed cables). Run chkdsk /f to check hard drive corruption and restart (dunno how to do this without a system). Tech info: stop. 0x0000007b(0xf8989636,0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
I tried starting in safe mode but the same thing happened.
Thanks, I have run the quick diag test from a maxtor download and that was ok, I have also formatted the disk, and am about to run the full diag which will take ages, I suspect that will be of as well. Any ideas will be gratefully recieved.