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Verifying DMI POOL DATA DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

I took an External Hard Drive apart to get a hold of just the hard drive itself. The hard drive is a SATA drive, I connected the drive into my computer along with my original hard drive which is to a SATA drive. When booting up the computer I get the following error "Verifying DMI POOL DATA DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" but when I disconnect the drive I boot fine into Windows XP. I am in AHCI Mode, I tried switching back to IDE and I still get the following error message. Any recommendations on how to fix the problem?

               Thanks,
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skywalker39
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_Commented:
Try booting with the XP install cd and only the 'new' drive installed and let it wipe and repartition the drive.
Or boot from UBCD and use one of the hard drive utilities on it.

www.ultimatebootcd.com
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skywalker39Author Commented:
I tried booting with the XP install cd with just the new drive installed and the XP install process said that it couldn't find any hard disk drives. So I am going to try the UBCD method.
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_Commented:
Try the utility from that drive maker first.
Active@KillDisk is pretty good also.

Check if the drives/motherboard are SATA 1 or SATA 2.

The drive might be bad.
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nobusCommented:
it looks like it tries booting from that drive; check that the bios is set to boot from your boot drive !
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JohnnyCanuckCommented:
Agree with nobus.  FYI, Windows XP doesn't have native SATA drivers, that's why the XP install CD can't see your drives.
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skywalker39Author Commented:
I got it work. I switched back into IDE mode and it booted up fine into Windows XP with both hard drives connect. I then had to right click my computer, then disk management, then I created an extended partition for Windows XP, so XP could see the drive because it said that it was unallocated. Then I switched back to AHCI mode and so far so good.
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_Commented:
Thank you much.   : )

>> ...so far so good.

Excellent news.  : )
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