I am having a major issue. My computer was running perfect for over 3 years now. Yesterday morning, I had to reinstall Windows 7 x64 Professional. I open installer, I select the old partition, and delete it. I then hit "new" partition and then it freezes. I was forced to turn off my computer and turn it back on.
Once doing this, my computer will POST but after that it hangs on "detecting IDE drives". The only way to make it not hang after POST [and on detecting] is to remove ALL SATA cables to every HDD except the one I want the OS on. I have 5 HDDs installed on my machine! In doing this, I was able to install Win 7..... but now after install, my computer will NOT boot (i.e. hang on detecting IDE drives) unless again I only have the one HDD installed.
I have found a really horrible workaround ... boot into windows, install the SATA & Power cables (while machine is running) and then hit "search for new plug-n-play devices" and then I can see my drives. If I have to restart my computer, I have to disconnect them to boot and then reconnect them to have more than one HDD. Also, the purple SATA2 ports do nothing .... Windows never recognizes any HDD installed into them.
Also, windows doesn't see the onboard Marvell NIC. It is on the motherboard ... why cant it be seen by the OS?
I have bashed my head for days now and cannot figure this out. Anyone had any similar issues and found a work around ?
Thanks for the help!!!!