Startup problems after changing SATA cables for hard drive and DVD drives
I was planning to install a second hard drive on my XPS410. I'm running VISTA 32. The Dell Owners Manual says that hard drives should be connected to SATA0 and SATA1. The #1 hard drive was connected to SATA0; the DVD in SATA1 (factory install). I decided to try connecting the DVD to SATA2 so I could connect the new 2nd hard drive to SATA1.
I wanted to test that change before installing the new hard drive. The system went into Startup Repair and wouldn't come out - it ran for over an hour.
Then I shut it down and restored the cables to their original SATA sockets. Now it still goes into Start-up Repair and won't come out.
Was there something I should have done in Set-up? Can someone tell me how to restore my original configuration before attempting to install the 2nd hard drive?
I tried to reboot off of the DELL VISTA CD to restore the system. The DVD works, but the system went back into Start-up Repair.