SATA slot bad?

killa44

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I recently installed a new HDD in my computer...but as soon as I did it would no longer post, just spin fans. After much, MUCH, troubleshooting I found out that whenever I had a SATA cable (not even plugged in to a HDD) attached to one of the SATA ports on the mobo, it would't post. But it worked perfectly fine on the port below. I've never heard of a single SATA port going bad really, and especially one that was never used before. I guess my question is if it's just a bad port, or there could be something else wrong?

Setup:

Asus p5w deluxe
C2D e6400 @ 2.6 ghz
2GB (2X512) pc2-6400 ram @ 900ish mhz
2X ati 1650 pro crossfire (weird, I know)
antec 650w psu
antec 900 case
2X 250 GB HDD (raid 0) -vista
320 GB HDD -XP
160 GB HDD -linux
 

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