I just installed Windows 7 onto this IDE hard drive and everything looked good. It went through the entire process until that regular last boot after "Completing installation...".
But it won't boot into the hard drive, no matter the boot order. It just says "AMD Data Change...Update New Data to DMI!" and just hangs there.
The drive is set to cable select and I can tell it's master because of the boot messages:
IDE Channel 0 . Master Disk HDD S.M.A.R.T. capability .... Disabled
When I change the position of the hard drive on the cable, that "Master" becomes "Slave". So I know it's the master drive.
I've removed the DVD-ROM drive from the situation by unplugging it and setting "Hard Drive" as the first in the BIOS boot order.
Why is it not booting?
EDIT I ran Windows 7 Startup Repair and it didn't detect any problems. Hm.
EDIT: I just replaced the IDE drive with a SATA one (different drive, cable, port, and protocol), installed Windows 7 on it, then rebooted to the same problem.
EDIT: I loaded the BIOS's optimized defaults and it fixed nothing.
EDIT: I loaded the BIOS's fail-safe defaults and it fixed nothing.
EDIT: I changed out the memory and put it into a new seat and nothing got fixed.
EDIT: This is the motherboard: Sapphire PI-AM2RS780G