1 PATA Hard Drive: Western Digital
1 SATA Hard Drive: Western Digital
Gigabyte Motherboard (AMD2 Socket)
SATA DVD Drive.
When I boot up the computer, it takes forever to detect IDE devices. Then when it finally does, it sucessfully detects the DVD drive. But gives an
IDE Channel 2:
IDE Channel 2: None
Which to me indicates that it is not correctly detecting the SATA hard drive which has the OS on it (XP) It then moves to the device list stage, and tries to Update the DMI, and apparently succeeds.
Verifying DMI Pool Data ....................
K8 NPT Data Change...Update new data to DMI! Update Sucess.
It then gives me a Disk Boot Failure.
Removed DVD Connections, and left only the SATA drive in. Which sucessfully booted Once, then the problem returned.
Booted up with a Ubuntu CD in the DVD tray which is sucessful and used it to test the memory which checked out. Ran Ubuntu for a while off the DVD with no problems.
Changed the boot disk out for a known good one (PATA), connected to the computer which then stops hanging after the DMI issue but goes into a boot loop. When used with a different Motherboard the HDD works fine.
I do not have a lot of experience in this particular field, but from this I am willing to guess that the issue is on the Motherboard, however I do not have another SATA hard drive to eliminate that possibility.