Things seemed somewhat normal on my new rig, until I powered on my external drive and found that Windows couldn't see it. I then restarted to the BIOS and along the way, noted that the BIOS run pages did show the controller and the hard drive, but when actually in the BIOS setup, it didn't. On exiting the BIOS, all that I got was a black screen. Hitting the restart button brought up the boot splash and the first screen of the run pages, containing the controller and drive, but then returned to the splashed screen, where it started ringing an alert.
Checking Dr. Debug, it said code 87 which equals "Execute BIOS setup if needed/requested", but hitting Del or any other key would do nothing. I found that with the drive powered off, it boots as always. With it powered on, it screams the alert as I described.
There is no driver installed for the controller yet, because that could only be done if Windows could see it...it doesn't. Driver or not, it shouldn't cause the BIOS problems described. Any ideas on how to fix the problem?