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Intel e8500 core 2 duo 3.16ghz, 4gb ram, Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R mobo, ATI Radeon HD 4350 512mb video, WD 640gb SATA drive (32mb cache), external 320gb Samsung SATA drive in Rocketfish enclosure with eSATA connection.
Everything was working fine until I plugged in the external drive and tried to reboot. Nothing. System hangs and reboots over and over, but never even gets close to starting Windows. However, if I turn off the power on the eSATA drive during boot up, then power it on after Windows is up and running, it works beautifully. I have the internal SATA drive set up on the "first chip" (the one with 6 SATA ports) and the eSATA connected to the southbridge chip (with two SATA connections). Both chips were configured for RAID during install with the appropriate drivers (even though I'm not currently using it that way). Any idea what setting I need to tweak in order to get the system to boot up with the external drive connected? Thanks.