Now everything is fine until I actually try to use the drive – then I get the same freezing problems I had before. No driver updates or bios updates were necessary. After this I generally have to reboot my computer. If you run in to a problem, it is possible that the hard drive is screwy. I’ve read many posts from people with SATA problems and have tried a lot of things to resolve this including -Various sets of drivers for the sata driver, including most recent drivers issued from abit, and from silicon image. This is my RAID driver: If i move my mouse the cursor will eventually move around about ten minutes later.
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If I check the event viewer after such a freeze there are generally system errors like the SI controller did not respond in the timeout period, or the hard drive was removed from the system without first being prepared for removal.
At last, I’ve found someone with exactly the same problem I’m wrestling with. Aug edited Sep in Hardware. nf7-z
ABIT NF7 User Manual: Raid Configuration Utility Menu
As long as i don’t do anything with it everything works fine running off my other drive. Then, the HDD wouldn’t be recognized during the next boot, despite the fact that I had set “First boot device: What are your favorite holiday food and beverages?
If i didn’t use the hard drive everything would be ok. I basically just wanted to use the thing for storage while still running off my existing Win XP installation.
Sep edited Sep Then format the drive there, isntead of using disk manager.
ABIT NF7-S RAID boot setup? – Windows XP Setup
If i do a hard cold reboot then the device will be detected again. Icrontic — Home of the Big Beef Burrito sincefool. Sign In or Register to comment.
I’d appreciate any help from you guys also i honestly don’t believe the problem is heat, and my PSU should be able to handle this thing. I am wondering if I need to update any of these drivers. I have already updated the BIOS on my motherboard.
This is my RAID driver: I’ve read through both of those threads, and posted in one of them. And nothing has changed the problem. Right now I’m not even sure what model of Si controller is on my board, let alone which driver to use.
I’ve read many posts from people with SATA problems and have tried a lot of things to resolve this including -Various sets of drivers for the sata driver, including most recent drivers issued from nf7-e, and from silicon image.
Strangely, however, my entire system hung when I tried to bench it using HD Tach. It’s not even yet.
This is my Device Panel: Now everything is fine until I actually try to use the drive – then I get the same freezing problems I had before.
You’re probably saying “WTF Digi!? Two questions rais this: It might be worth your while to read through these threads: This is my IDE driver: I recently bought a new SATA drive and have been growing increasingly frustrated trying to get the thing to work.
Powered with ill-gotten helium. After this I generally have to reboot my computer. Now everthing looks fine, and I can use the drive. Basically the problem is that whenever i abut and format the drive using windows disk manager my computer freezes. But this would eliminate all software issues.
If i move my mouse the cursor will eventually move around about ten minutes later. If I leave it for long enough I will eventually get some message about a buffered write failing can’t remember exactlyhowever the computer stays in it’s essentially frozen state.