I've just finished building a new pc.
Gigabyte GA-EP43-S3L Mobo
Hitachi E7K1000 HDD (Sata)
Lite-on DVD writer LH-20A1S
I've tried to load XP after checking the BIOS settings. On checking the 'CMOS set up utility' I noticed that the HDD was configured on the "IDE channel 0 slave". I would have expected it to be a "master" not "slave" config.
On trying to load XP it stopped after a few seconds and told me to restart because of an error, which I did. After restart, it simply sat there there with no disk activity at all.
On the screen I have the following:
"PCI Devices listing"
Several lines of data
"Verifying DMI Pool Data"
At this point it hangs...
Is there a specific Sata connection on the Mobo I should connect the HDD Sata cable into?
I've connected the sata cable provided with the Gigabyte mobo which has the L-shaped connector into the HDD as instructed. There doesn't appear to be any other info on Sata/mobo connections in the manual.
If it's not the connections then any help you can give me as to what the problem is would be gratefully received.