|I got a strange problem, my comp hangs at "Checking NVRam..." when I try to install an additional HDD (Samsung 2TB EcoGreen), also tried different HDD's (Samsung SP2504C), none work, unfortunately i only have Samsung HDD's so I can't try with a different vendor HDD.|
I also cannot add an additional HDD from USB/eSATA.
The funny part is the comp runs fine if i don't add the HDD, I'm writing this with that comp.
Comp Stats(All Brand New, 1 week old, currently installed):
Mobo: ASUS M4A88TD-M EVO (880G/SB850)
CPU: AMD Phenom X2 X555 @Stock, no Core unlock
Ram: Corsair 2x2GB DDR3 1600 @1333 -> max supported on that CPU
HDD1: Kingston 40GB SSD (with Intel Firmware) [SATA2] (not new, but did run fine on the old machine)
HDD2: Samsung SP2504C [SATA2] (not new, but did run fine on the old machine)
Optical: OEM Samsung CD/DVD Writer [SATA]
PSU: Seasonic S12II 430W
Case: Antec mini P182
Graphics: IGP -> HD4200
I installed Win7 64bit via USB and this worked fine, in fact all USB Ports are working.
I'm running the newest BIOS Version from ASUS.
SATA Controllers are set to AHCI, Win7 runs the AHCI Driver.
Any ideas what I could try?
Thanks for any help!
Edit: added note on AHCI
Edit2: Added note on external HDD