I have just installed a new SATA HDD as the main drive in my pc and everyhting seems to work fine apart from if I reboot the system whilst my Maxtor USB drive is still connected I get an Nvidia Boot error on the Bios checks before Windows XP loads and "cannot find drive, check cables" message.
If i disconnect my USB drive before rebooting it all starts up fine. As I use my USB drive a lot it is a bit of a pain to have to remove it from the system everytime I boot up. I never had a problem doing this with my old IDE ATA 133 HDD.
Ihave checked Device Manager and the SATA Raid drivers and drive are all fine.