I have just installed Vista Ultimate 64 Bit (on my 500 GB Seagate hard disk, the main hard disk).
Then, I added 2 more hard disks (a 1 TB Hitachi and another 500 GB Seagate), so now I have 3 SATA hard disks installed.
However, Vista cannot start. Sometimes, it stuck on the boot screen (the one with the scrolling green bar), sometimes it just show black blank screen.
I then tried to disconnect, completely, the 2 hard disks I just installed. Vista can boot properly, I can access my data from both hard disks without problem.
When only the 1 TB Hitachi and the main hard disk are connected, Vista can boot properly and I can access my data from both hard disks without problem.
When only the other 500 GB Seagate and the main hard disk are connected, Vista can boot properly, I can access my data from both hard disks without problem.
However, if I connect the 3 hard disks at the same time, vista doesn't want to boot. I already installed the SATA controller driver
from the CD that comes with the motherboard.
Also, Safe Mode doesn't help.
My system spec:
- Motherboard: Asus Striker Extreme
- Processor: Intel Core2Duo Dual Core 2.4 Ghz
- RAM: 4 GB (4x1 GB) DDR2
- Graphic Card: Nvidia 8800GTS, from ASUS
- 2 DVD Writers (LG and Sony), both IDE
- 1 Floppy Disk Drive
Please help me. I really need to connect them all because they all contain data.