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Problem With Win Xp

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Last response: in Storage
January 12, 2010 9:18:27 AM

I have a pc with Win XP Pro Installed on a Maxtor Hard Disk, controlled by a SATA Raid Controller Sil3114 by Silicon Image.
When I Connect My WD10EAVS (Western Digital Hard Disk) to my controller and I turn on the Pc No operating system loads and the screen say: Press A Key To Reboot.

OS: Win Xp
MoBo: Asus P4PE
Controller: Sil 3114
HDD: Maxtor ...
HDD2: Western Digital WD10EAVS

Before Today I had linux on this pc and both of the hard disks worked.
Without the WD Disk All works in the right way.
Sorry For my english. :-D

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January 12, 2010 11:13:33 AM

Check the boot order in your BIOS. Sounds like it is trying to use the WD as a primary boot device when plugged in. Set the boot order to the Maxtor on SATA as primary and you should be good to go.
a b G Storage
January 12, 2010 11:23:36 AM

ASUS' P4PE Motherboad has 2x SATA ports onboard.
Does the new hard drive work when plugged directly to the motherboard?
Perhaps you could list the rest of your system specs.