I am building the following system:
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe
AMD Athlon 64 x2 4400 2.2 Ghz Dual Core
PNY Quadro FX560 128MB PCIe Graphics Card
3 x Seagate Barracuda 250Gb 7200.10
2 x Kingston 1Gb RAM (KVR400X64C3A/1G)
Plextor DVD RW SATA (PX-755SA)
Antec 500W Smartpower 2.0
Window XP Pro (full box version + SP2)
Long story short, I have been working on this for several months now without success. I have been through all of the support systems, swapped the mobo for new, tested the RAM, Graphics card, spent 3 plus hrs on the phone with Seagate, 1 hour plus with Microsoft. Currently Microsoft senior support are waiting for Seagates senior supports results in trying to sort this out and Seagate are trying to get an answer from ASUS (Who I have to say have the worst support network I have ever had the mispleasure of dealing with!)
The problem at the moment is loading XP Pro. I have 1 SATA Disc connected to one of the Nvidia (SATA 3.0) connector on the mobo and the Plextor connected to to one of the Silicon Image (SATA 1.5) connetors on the mobo. I have the drivers from the ASUS websight for both the Silicon (1 driver) and Nvidia (2 drivers) and when using the XP disc, I press F6 and load all three. These are described as RAID drivers. Windows detects the drive, formats with a single partition. When the system reboots, I get a POST followed by a choice of OS's to loae (all are XP Pro!) but then it quickly defults to a black screen with a script saying the the system could not start due to a system configuration problem. I have tried various settings in the BIOS/CMOS under the guidence of Microsoft engineers without any success.
I have been waiting over a week for Seagate to get back to me.
I wondered if anyone else was aware of a any major issues loading XP Pro onto a Seagate 7200.10 or if anyone can see a solution here?
Edited by GazzaT, 29 October 2006 - 05:13 AM.