Class: Disk drives Device: ST3500620AS No resources used
Unless I am mistaken this is a Seagate Barracuda 500Gb sata drive.
The fact that this, the main HDD is also shown as NO resources used AND this is a fresh installation AND screenshot will not work, suggests to me that either the installation has failed but not fatally - otherwise of course it would not load - OR it is the widely reported problem with the Seagate Barracuda drive. Seagate actually released a firmware update. HOWEVER, whilst I could understand that on its OWN, maybe the problem with a fresh installation I cannot connect the other faults.
Did the XP install, find the SATA drivers on its own, was it already SP3, or did you change the mode from SATA to combined to get round this.
Further research tells me that the problem with the Seagate drives did cover that model for only for maufactured dates in December 2008.
I still favour the XP installation.
Being honest I cannot make 2+2 = 4
Edited by Macboatmaster, 26 November 2010 - 01:42 PM.