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Q: Sata controller dead?

I've got a HP Pavilion p6210y pc and none of the SATA controllers work ( hard drive tested, won't see SATA cd ROM either). My question is it worth a try installing a PCI Express x 1 card with internal SATA?

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A: Sata controller dead?

Is the controller turned on in the BIOS?

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I am working on a HP Pavilion Elite e9120y with a Pegasus M2N78-LA I believe its a violet3. It contains the Nvidia 9100 chipset. I have read on multiple forums that this chipset runs HOT around 113C and the I/O controllers are failing(Not detecting any drives at all). The guy brought it to me saying it was freezing up and not responding. i fired it up and it halted soon after win7 loaded. seemed like it was over heating so i checked the temps with my hand trying to feel where all the heat was comming from. Sure enough the chipset was too hot to touch. i put a fan on it and solved the issue with the heat and the system halting but at times it got unresponsive for short periods then after a restart it did not detect a drive since i checked everything and i am convinced the chip ran too hot too long, i was too late installing the fan. there are similar posts on HP forums. The machine boots off of USB this tells me that the system is fine with the exception of the I/O Sata controller.
My question is...
If i install a PCIe Sata Controller can i boot fromn it and use it where the other has failed. I called a few friends at a PC shop and he said it had to be a bootable controller. I have done this with the old ATA IDEs just to add extra drives but i wasnt sure that it would work on a newer system.
In my research i have found that some contrllers say "Host controller" and some dont is this just a label thing or do i need a special controller? I know i have to disable the ch... Read more

A:Solved: Dead SATA controller replacement

Thanks for all the intelligent answers. I solved the problem myself. I installed the PCI sata controller and the machine booted. Had to disable the onboard. Windows detected it though it doesnt pick up any drives. Dont Buy HP or compaq! The HP Pavilion Elite e9000 is a powerful pc but poorly engineered.

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I attempted to help save my grandfather in law some money when he told me he was going to have to have windows reinstalled on his computer. I told him I would do it for free, having formatted and re-installed windows a number of times. Here is as concise as I can be what happened -

Computer is a hp p6631p running windows 7 home premium
1)No bootable recovery disk or HD sector, created bootable USB using ISOs off windows website for 7 home premium

2)Opened up command line using Shift+f10 when computer booted to windows install

3)ran diskpart command - attempted to clean all, then format and create partition
-Clean all command took 2 days for 1 TB WD blue (this was not stock HD as he had already had it replaced, computer is only 4 years old and not heavily used)
-format (NTFS) took again around 17 or 18 hours ? Seemed unusually long to me

4)installed windows
-after booting for the first time windows ran VERY slowly. basically it was unusable.
-suspect HD failure, created bootable USB with Western Digital's diagnostics on it

5)booted to WD diagnostics, ran quick test, got a read head error
-ran extended test, received the "too many errors, replace drive" code

6)purchased a TB WD black off newegg to replace blue drive.

7)installed drive, and attempted to create partition using disk part to install windows on, received an I/O error. Was able to run clean command, but could not create the primary partition.

8)Ran smart test fro... Read more

A:Possible bad MOBO/Sata Controller ? or 2 dead hard drives out of box?

Seems like a faulty motherboard to me

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Hey Guys,

I've got two 500 GB HDs in RAID 0 configuration which have been working perfectly. They contain all my music, movies and personal docs which I've collected over the years.

I have only just made this configuration as I was trying to speed my PC up. I'd recently cloned my C: onto a 7200 rpm HD and while I was doing this I joined the spare HD that resulted to another one I had in the machine in RAID 0 and after a lengthy process of copying files back and forward from laptop drives etc I now had a perfecty working PC with a faster c: drive and faster storage area for my non-windows files (d: in RAID 0 - 930 GB).

Then, last night I get a windows update for a SATA controller. I install it thinking nothing of it, rebooted the pc and now my RAID drive is not recognised. It doesn't show up in My Computer or in Computer Management. I hoped this was just a driver issue. So I went into device manager and looked at all the SATA controller driver properties and there was only one (RAID controller) with the option to roll back - so I rolled this driver back and it made no difference. My RAID drive is not registering with windows.

When I boot the computer, after BIOS is finished doing its thing I get a RAID utility come up and it says my RAID configuration is healthy so I'm guessing (and praying!!!!) that it's just a driver issue and that it can be resolved without me loosing a whole heap of important (important to me) files.

Is there anyone out t... Read more

A:Solved: SATA controller/RAID controller update serious issue


Went into Control Panel, Device Manager, Storage controllers and uninstalled all the entries in there, rebooted and windows reinstalled them all. Now back to my perfect little setup!


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I Can't Install a sata hard disk with a PCI sata controller card.?
My mb is MSI KT4V with AMD athlon 1800.My bios is AMI.
There is no option in my mb for a sata hard disk so i brought the sata pci cotroller card.
In post it shows the raid in my pci slot but cant detect my hard disk. It is a Segate 7200 rpm 160 gb hard disk.My sata pci controller card come with a driver cd but i cant install its driver in dos mode. and i think its for the windows version.
How can i install the single sata drive in my comp.
please help me...

A:Can't Install Sata Hard disk With PCI SATA controller card

Probably some fakeraid BS..
You have to enter the RAID BIOS and configure the drive as a RAID0 array or something similar. If it doesn't detect the drive in the RAID BIOS either, look over all your cables. Make sure you have power to the hard drive and suchlike.

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I've installed a ssd capable of 6GB/s on my sata II board and was wondering, if there were controller cards that could be used with one of the two slots mentioned to get the full 6GB/s speed from the ssd if so, any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks!

A:PCI or Pciex4 controller cards for sata II to sata III for 6GB/s ssd

I've had experience with only one card (LSI 9211-8i, way overkill for your purposes) but, based on my experience with that card, to be able to boot from them (not all cards can be booted from), you would have to install the card during the installation of Win 7. Also, cards have their own BIOS that have to be loaded in addition to the OS and the MOBO's BIOS or UEFI so you probably wouldn't gain much, if anything, in boot time (more likely, overall boot time will be longer, as with my HBA card). You may gain faster program loading, though.

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Hello. Got a question and I do not know the answer nor can I find it.

The mainboard on my setup is a BIOSTAR TA790GX128M. I currently have 4GB DDR PC6400 memory (2 sets of 2X1GB Matched Sets) that I am upgrading to 8GB of DDR PC6400 memory (2 sets of 2X2GB Matched Sets) as I am getting ready to install Win 7 Pro 64 bit and I wanted the extra memory. This board has 6 SATA II slots limited to 3Gb/s. As I have an external drive that I use for storage (1TB and it is almost full with my .wav music files from my digitized LP's), I got a Speed Dragon PCI Express Combo Card so that I can use eSATA function on the drive instead of USB to connect to the computer (eSATA being faster than USB V2.0). The card says the PCIe is limited to 2.5Gb/s but I have read where the SATA II ports, even though listed as 3Gb/s, operate at a much lesser speed.

I know I need to upgrade my mainboard/cpu/memory to current standards, but I can't do that right now. It will be about a year before I can upgrade the MB/CPU/Mem.

This controller card is in the PCIe slot (one of 2 - PCI Express Gen 2 X 1) and not only does it have the eSATA port but there is also a SATA II port on it as well.

I am getting a SSD that is SATA III (Samsung EVO) for the new OS and am wondering if I should hook it up to the SATA II port on the PCIe controller card to use the PCIe slot instead of hooking the SSD to one of the 6 SATA II ports on the mainboard. Four of the 6 ports are already in use (2TB HDD, 2TB HHD, 350GB H... Read more

A:SATA II or SATA II via PCIe Controller Card

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Perhaps not a question for sevenforums, but I'd figure you guys would either have the answer, or be able to direct me to the answer. I purchased a Silicon SiI3512 SATA Raid Controller purely to have 2 extra SATA ports which I am using to connect to my case's external drive bays. I have flashed the bios of the controller and updated the driver to put it in "Base" mode so it is not using RAID. I did extensive research on this and it appears that I have this part right. For now, I am trying to connect a WD1600BEVT 2.5" SATA-II hard drive to one of these ports and am having some difficulty. I can see the drive, but when I try to format the drive in Windows, or a command prompt (using the windows recovery DVD) it hangs. I am wondering if this is a compatibility issue with a SATA-II drive on a SATA-I controller, however, most of the forums I have read state that if there is a compatibility issue, the controller won't even recognize the drive. I searched around to see if there was a way to force the HDD to SATA(150), but the jumpers on this drive are for SSC and RPS. Is there a way to fix this or do I need a drive that is capable of forcing SATA-I speeds? Perhaps even a controller capable of at least SATA-II since that is the minimum of all new HDDs?

A:SATA-II Drive on SATA Raid Controller?

SATA II drives are typically not backwards compatible with SATA I ports, especially on add-in cards UNLESS they have what is called "autospeed negotiation". This determines the max speed of the drive and tells it to compensate if it's too high (use SATA 1 vs 2). Unless there is a jumper on your drive, which it doesn't sound like there is, then the add-in card does not have autospeed negotiation. This is taken from Problems encountered installing SATA 3.0 Gb/s hard drives on SATA 1.5 Gb/s controllers.

I suggest finding an addin card that supports SATA II like this card: Newegg.com - Rosewill RC-211 Silicon Image 2 port SATA II PCI Express Host Controller Card(RAID 0/1/JBOD)

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My MB supports only SATA 2 but in my city, the HDD SATA 3 is more cheap than SATA 2. If I buy the HDD SATA 3 it will work with my MB SATA 2 controller?

A:HDD SATA 3 (6.0Gb/s) works with SATA 2 (3.0Gb/s) controller???


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I recently bought Lenovo Y410 notebook and it came with windows vista home premium. As i want to install WinXP in my notebook, i tried with the WinXP CD available with me. But it didnt work, so i tried slipstreaming using nlite when i came to know that intel ich8m sata 3 port SATA Storage controller 2828 is the name of my SATA controller. But even then i am not able to install winXP. After copying all the installation files, the installation process doesnt move forward after rebooting. I am not getting the blue screen, but booting is not happening even after all the installation files are copied.

In short, i just want to install winXP on my laptop.
Inorder to try the AHCI disabling option, i checked in the advanced tab of bios, but such an option was not at all available there.
Pls help.

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I have a built a new computer recently which has been running perfectly until the other day. Firstly, i am using Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and my Motherboard is a GA-890FXA-UD7 rev 2.1 with Dual Gigabit Lan Realtek RTL 8168/8111 ports. I have had windows update disabled since installation, since Windows updates predicatbly tear apart the fabric of my computer space :P One morning, without warning the internet task tray icon showed the the cable was unplugged, which it was clearly not. The cable was in the Port and the green LED was flashing at regular longer than normal intervals with a Solid Orange LED. Since this was a recently built computer i had only installed the driver with the motherboard, and i have no rollback option. System restore did nothing at all aswell. And Network Diagnostics.... well that just stated the $%@#$ obvious every time and made me want to explore additonal options, which evidently is veyr pointless too . I tried uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling to find no change after rebooting. I had recieved an uninstalling error after the Installshield application had closed. This was an INteractive service Error, which was trying to show my this error:


I ignored this since googling it came up with only 1 result, which had no help. Also while reinstalling i recieved a Installshield error about a port in deep sleep mode (which i have no idea about), so i continued the install and downloaded an updated driver, which... Read more

A:Network Controller is dead...

Quote: Originally Posted by Boon


I have a built a new computer recently which has been running perfectly until the other day. Firstly, i am using Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and my Motherboard is a GA-890FXA-UD7 rev 2.1 with Dual Gigabit Lan Realtek RTL 8168/8111 ports. I have had windows update disabled since installation, since Windows updates predicatbly tear apart the fabric of my computer space :P One morning, without warning the internet task tray icon showed the the cable was unplugged, which it was clearly not. The cable was in the Port and the green LED was flashing at regular longer than normal intervals with a Solid Orange LED. Since this was a recently built computer i had only installed the driver with the motherboard, and i have no rollback option. System restore did nothing at all aswell. And Network Diagnostics.... well that just stated the $%@#$ obvious every time and made me want to explore additonal options, which evidently is veyr pointless too . I tried uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling to find no change after rebooting. I had recieved an uninstalling error after the Installshield application had closed. This was an INteractive service Error, which was trying to show my this error:


I ignored this since googling it came up with only 1 result, which had no help. Also while reinstalling i recieved a Installshield error about a port in deep sleep mode (which i have no idea abou... Read more

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Experienced file transfer and HDD access slowdown. Win98SE. Thought it was gunk in the system and did some system maintenance. Took 12 hours for a defrag on a 13gig HDD with 2 partitions. Swapped out the HDD for another to try and isolate problem. both HDD (with different OS's) exhibited the same problem. Moved original HDD to another computer and all was well. After several days with the original HDD in the original computer, the OS fails to boot. Bios sees the drive and can access, yet it goes no farther. Now using original HDD in spare machine and all is fine. Here's the question:
1. Can I use the secondary ide controller as primary? I've got nothing connected to it as yet.
Motherboard: PC100 M599LMR


A:Primary IDE Controller Dead?

but try another cable first the one you are using could be on it's way out

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Hi all, my PNY XLR8 240GB SSD used to register as PNY 240GB 6gbps in the BIOS, but now it says Sandforce (2000xxxx) (0 MB) 3gbps. It wouldn't boot, so I used a spare drive to get into Windows and see if I could view the contents of my bad drive.

It won't appear in My computer if I use SATA connection, but with USB 3.0, it does show up and the files still seem to be on there. It says 17GB free of 223GB and the directories are still in the drive, however it says "Device is not ready" if I try to open any of the folders. (yes I can get into the drive and see the folders, but can't open them).

-Disk Management does not show the drive, via SATA or USB, but it does in My Computer (USB only).
-Some Recovery software (EaseUS, Recuva etc..) can see the drive, others can't. Scans turn up no files.
-Testdisk scans report read errors, the drive appears as unknown partition. Tried rebuilding BS, no results.

If the Sandforce chip is bad, would I still be able to double click the drive and view the folders within as I do? (USB 3.0 only). If in the case of a bad chip, I see they sell my model's chips for $25 on ebay, pre-balled. I'm just not sure a heat gun is a good for SSDs... unless I cover the other parts very carefully.

What does my problem actually sound like though? Bad Sandforce? or Bad Memory chips on the SSD?

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Jus got an asus k8n-e Del, number 1 out of 2 non-raid has jus fudgin died :dead: ,if i try to boot using it i dont even get by the mobo opening screen.

Is it dead????? if it is can i fix it???? what the fudge do i do if both go?????

any help is great thx

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At the moment my system is set up with a bootable 3 disk SATA RAID 5 array via the SIL3114 ports. I am trying to:

FIRSTLY add a new SATA hard disk to the Nforce4 SATA ports as a non-raid drive which I want to make the system's BOOT disk and make the existing RAID 5 array non-bootable.

SECONDLY add 2 new SATA drives in a RAID1 array via the NFORCE4 chip.
I have added the non-raid HD to the nforce4 sata ports and set the appropriate BIOS RAID setting for the single HD to disabled. This has enabled me to migrate boot files etc onto the new disk. I cannot however get the system to boot from this new non-RAID hard disk as it does not appear under the BIOS Hard disk boot setting - instead it boots with the Sil31114 SATA RAID 5 array. The only way to get the new hard disk onto the Hard disk boot list in the BIOS is to disable the BIOS IDE/SATA RAID setting completely. If I do this however it will not allow me to add a further RAID1 array to the nVRAID controller.


Thanks very much

Hardware: k8nxp-sli with nf4 and SIL 3114 controllers, 6600GT graphics, XP mce 2005

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I have an HP dc7700 that we are upgrading to Windows 7 and have a PCI controller error. The hardware ID is: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2994&SUBSYS_2802103C&REV_02. Can't get any help from HP, hope you can help me out. Where do I get a driver for this, whatever it is?


A:PCI Simple Communication Controller dead

It's your HECI driver that's missing. try downloading the vista driver here. It should work for windows 7 as well. If it doesn't install try compatibility mode

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Dell Dimension 4700, 1gb, XP

Machine powers up (all the fans spin, and the indicator lights on the front of the tower light up, and the optical drives power up) but nothing at all appears on two different monitors, both of which work. The screens are completely black. No beeps. Sometimes the machine powers up upon plugging it into a the surge protector. It will not hard power down by keeping the power switch depressed. (The only way to turn it off is by unplugging it from the power supply.) It will not boot to the optical drive. The video cable looks to be securely attached.

This machine is very "gunked-up" inside the tower: it looks like it was owned by a smoker.

I did trade out the CMOS with another battery, but I'm not sure about the charge state of either. In any case, it didn't change the behavior of the machine. Of course, if you thing it's indicated, I'll go get a new battery and try it out.

The graphics controller is integrated on this machine. I'm thinking it needs a new motherboard, but I wanted to touch base with ya'll first to see if there's anything I'm missing in terms of troubleshooting.

Not sure how I could run Sysinfo on this machine.

Thanks in advance,

A:Solved: Graphics controller dead?

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It seems like my IDE controller on my motherboard just died. I tried using a different IDE cable, unplugging the power to my CD drive, checking the bios, resetting the jumper, and no joy. Previously during bootup I would see them listed - now they are not listed - just my hard drives. I have a Raid 5 configuration.

I only use the IDE controller for my cd and dvd drives. I had considered buying an IDE controllor for a PCI slot. However, since I have a huge graphics card I would probably have to scarifice my occasionally useful fax modem. I am reluctant to add another PCI card on top of the huge graphics card - it gets very hot. In addition, to the IDE PCI controller space issue I am concerned that it might not allow me to boot from the optical drives if I needed to boot Win XP (for example).

I am wondering if I could just buy SATA DVD and CD drives. The complication that I am concerned about is that my computer is in a Raid 5 configuration. Further, the mother board book states that the SATA connectors are for Hard Disk drives. So I could I even install optical SATA DVD and CD drives with my MoBo (ASUS P5B Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel)?

The last option is RMAing the MOBO, or in the interest of expediency just buying the same MOBO. If I do that I am wondering about the setup process re: bios and raid 5. I guess I would have to carefully make sure I had the same settings. Would I lose all my music and picture files (I have a lo... Read more

A:ASUS MOBO IDE Controller dead?

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Hello, I've just flashed my M39p under windows with the following command: SPIW0323.exe FBCT32A.bin /V 32AI did't flash it with the standard method because I always get the "cannot load the driver error". I tried to flash with the ISO method it said the bios is older than 79 version please use the windows flash version. The same thing happened whern I used the USB stick method.Back to the flashing fault. The flasher erased twice and wrote someting to the flash then the windows frozen. After 10 minutes I switched off the machine. Now it's dead (no beep only the fan spinning). Can I reflash the bin file somehow? Thanks,   

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I've got the walking dead on steam and my Xbox glow controller worked wonders. That's gone now and I'm stuck with PS4 controllers. They've worked with every game so far ('cept stick of truth) but the walking dead is just not working and I don't know how to set up the controls.

The A and B buttons are switched but that's not a big deal, but the cursor is constantly moving to the right. I hold down the R2 button and it just moves the cursor along the top screen when I let go it moves itself right back.

Anyone have any idea what I can do? Of course the game controls in the menu won't let me rearrange the controls. So any advice?

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Can I buy a SATA 3 controller for my ASUS P5KPL-AM SE motherboard so I can achieve maximum speed on my Corsair Force 3 SSD? Or would I need to buy a new motherboard for SATA 3?

A:SATA 3 controller

They (control cards) can be easily obtained, I've given you a couple of links to get started.

HP R620 OEM 2 Port SATA III Controller Card (Non-Raid) - Scan.co.uk

Startech 1x eSATA + 1x SATA 6 Gbps PCI Express SATA Controller Card (PEXSAT31E1) [PEXSAT31E1]=

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X3470 @ 2.93GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8183 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA NVS 300, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 223 GB (175 GB Free);
Motherboard: FUJITSU, D2779
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

Installed a Kingston SUV300S37A/240G SSD, in order to get the maximum benefit of the SATA 3 drive I've added a PCIE SATA 3 controller card.

System motherboard has only SATA 2 connectors. SSD works fine when connected to motherboard SATA 2 connector. In order to get the best performance from ssd I bought and installed a "no name" SATA 3 pcie controller card. With AHCI mode SSD connected to controller, boot ends with message "no operating system found". Next, installed a Syba SI-PEX 40094 IOCREST SATA 3 pcie controller card, same message, "no operating system found. During boot, with the drive attached to the controller card, bios sees the controller card and the ssd, but continues with the message "no operating system found".

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I want to set up my Dell Dimension 8400 to allow an eSATA 3.0 connection. Will my host controller reject my external drive if it is operating at 3.0 instead of 1.5?

If so, can I reset the controller to accept the 3.0 drive?


A:will my controller allow sata 3.0

SATA is backwards compatible. It will just run at the slower speed. Also I haven't heard of SATA 3.0 only 2.0, but I could be out of the loop.

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I have quite a major problem that is restricting my workflow. I hope someone can help.

My system specifications are as follows: -

1 x ASUS M2N32 WS Professional Mainboard
1 x AMD Athlon 64 X2 AM2 Dual Core 5600+
2 x 1GB Corsair TwinX XMS2 Dominator DDR2 800MHz
1 x MSI GeForce 8800GTX HD (768MB)
1 x 250GB Seagate Barracuda 7200 SATA300 HDD
1 x Windows Vista Ultimate 64

I am unable to install drivers for the Serial ATA Controller that is displayed within the Device Manager and my HDD show up as an ST325062 0AS SCSI Disk Device. Even when I install the recommended driver for the Srial ATA Controller from the Windows Update website it still remains driverless. Now whether the following issues are related to this problem or not I am not sure, but I will state them here anyway.

After a certain period of time my entire system will freeze and I will have to reset my PC, although when I do it does not reset but powers down. This is continues if I use the restart command from the Windows Start Menu or automatically restart after the installation of a software package. This is extremely annoying. Having shelled out for the latest hardware in order to be compatible with Windows Vista 64 and then for this to happen is quite sickening. Can anyone help at all.

Thanks and Kind Regards


A:Sata ATA Controller...

Try the VIA SATA/RAID controller

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I am new to this forum. It seems to be a lot a knowledgeable guys here, so hopefully somebody will be able to help me find a solution to my problem.

This afternoon, I had the nasty surprise of seeing my computer refusing to boot past the BIOS. Further investigations in this BIOS indicated that my primary hard-drive (Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1 To) was not visible in SATA1, while my second hard-drive (Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 750 Go) was there in SATA3. The hard-drive in SATA1 contained my boot loader, my windows XP installation, my openSUSE 11.2 installation and all my documents, pictures, etc... You see the picture

I'd like to diagnose my disk and maybe salvage some data. The problem is the following:
- if I let my "dead" hard-drive in SATA1, I cannot boot from a DVD (my device is connected in SATA2),
- if I connected my still-alive hard-drive in SATA1, I can boot from a DVD,
- if I connect my "dead" hard-drive back into the SATA3 connector, none of my drives are recognized by the BIOS...

In short, I don't know how I can do anything with this drive if I cannot connect it. I would really appreciate any advise here.



PS: Please, let me know if you need more info about my computer hardware/software

A:Dead SATA hard-drive

I'd say you're out of luck.
It might be worth trying a USB adapter, but if it won't boot while attached to your computer, I'd guess there's an electrical fault in the drive that's going to cause a failure no matter how it's connected. Have you tried connecting a different SATA port?
A file recovery service might help, but that's very expensive.
When you get this sorted out, look into proper backup practices.

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Can anyone recommend a good PCI controller to use for 1 internal and 1 external SATA drives (would like SATA II if possible)?

A:PCI controller for SATA & E-SATA

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I had a question about these controller cards. I wish to purchase one of the newest burners and it is only available with a SATA interface now currently until I can afford a better one my computer doesn't have SATA on it.

Is it possible to use one of these cards to attach the burner to it or is it only for hard drives?

This may seem like an odd question but I ahve been out of the loop on the computing world for a bit.

Thanks in advance for any help

A:SATA Controller Card

SATA is SATA... no difference between hard drives or optical drives, or any other SATA devices

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Is WD10JPVX 1 TB HDD compatible for my laptop -- Pavilion notebook 15eoo7-tu  and does my laptop's BIOS and SATA controller can handle this format (WD10JPVX 1 TB HDD).

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Having problems with a system I built a couple years back for someone, it keeps failing to boot with a disk read error which temporarily vanishes if you change the SATA port which the boot drive is connected to (but always re-surfaces a few hours/days later).
It has managed to boot through this error a few times but the disk runs extremely slowly, cant even tell you how slowly as opening utilities is difficult. Event viewer is full of disk errors, but this seems to be a side effect rather then pointing to the cause.

Specs as follows:
C2D E8400
500GB Seagate Barracuda
ATI Gpu which I cant remember the model of

Started off with a full error check on an occasion it was working fine, came up clean, so combined with the other hints all I can guess at is that there's a problem with the SATA controller. I'm just a bit skeptical of this though as I had an ASUS P5KPL/C-1600 based system (which previously used the cpu+memory from this machine) that had very similar problems to this before I upgraded, although less severe as I could switch SATA ports and it would run perfectly fine for months.

Already checked the ASUS updates and there doesnt seem to be anything useful in terms of BIOS updates, so am at a bit of a loss unless someone's come across a similar issue before and could point me in the right direction of a solution. I find it hard to believe that 2 of my mobo's have had exactly the same issue due to a controller going bad.

A:SATA Controller issues

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I'd posted here a while ago about my misadventures with Win 8 (attached thread). Basically, tried to remove a Win 8 Consumer Beta by installing Win 7 over it, and didn't work. I compounded the error by, in a series of missteps, essentially wiping the hard drive clean to the point where I get a "Operation System Not Found" error when I try to boot. I do see the hard drive in Setup (F2)

In the attached thread, someone was kind enough to tell me that I needed to install new SATA controller drivers so the HDD would be recognized. However, when I go to the link I was given (to an Intel download site), I cannot find any Win 7 SATA drivers there. I am most likely looking in the wrong place, or don't know what to look for.

Can someone help? How can I find which SATA controller driver I am supposed to download, and where do I find it?

System info:
Dell Inspiron 17R notebook
Fixed HDD: ST9750420AS-(S0)


Hard drive not detected - bad breakup with Win 8 Consumer Beta

A:SATA Controller Driver - Where and Which?

I do see the hard drive in Setup

If the HDD is showing in setup, no Sata controller driver is needed.

The notebook has two hard drives - one 750GB SATA and a 32GB mSATA.

You need the raid drivers.

IRST acceleration cache

Intel links.
IRST acceleration cache

Dell links:

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I have installed a Tekram TR-822 SATA Host Adapter which is connected to a SATA 1TB HDD.
My problem is that now a screen shows up before windows boot thats says:

SiI 2332A SATARaid BIOS Version 4.2.12
Copyright (C) 1997-2003 Silicon Image Inc.

Press <Ctrl+S> or F4 to enter RAID utility
Primary Channel: ST31000340AS

It sits at that screen. It will not do anything even it i hit <Ctrl+S> or F4. I also cannot get into my Mobo BIOS because this screen overrides them. The only way to get passed it is to unplug the harddrive and then it flashes a screen that says:
SiI 2332A SATARaid BIOS Version 4.2.12
Copyright (C) 1997-2003 Silicon Image Inc.

Press <Ctrl+S> or F4 to enter RAID utility
Primary Channel: Not Found
Secondary Channel: Not Found
And then continues to boot windows.

I have tried altering the jumper settings on my HDD as well as numerous changes via setup (when the HDD is unplugged)
But whenever the HDD is plugged in, It sits at that screen and does not respond to any keystrokes.

Any help?

A:SATA Controller nightmare

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I have an HP a1230n with an ASUS Socket 939 motherboard and 200GB SATA drive running XP. The other day our power went out for no reason. When I restarted the machine it said "Disk Boot Failure..." After a couple of tries I got it started. After that it was harder and harder to get started, and now it wont boot at all. In the bios it does not even see that a HDD is present. Neither does the Windows Recovery Console. I put the drive in another machine and XP booted right up from it, no problem, and all my data was there. I put another drive with Vista on it in the machine and it was not recognized at all either.

I thought it was a BIOS problem. After a long story I was able to update the BIOS successfully. But it still does not see any hard drives. ???

Should I try getting a PCI SATA controller, or should I just get a new motherboard?

A:Can SATA controller on MOBO die?

Does the BIOS see the drive after you push the reset button or ctrl+alt+del at the error message to reboot? (Do not power off!) Does the HD actually spin up?

Maybe the PSU was damaged so that it can't supply enough power to spin ip the HD? Make sure you have no CDs in drives. Try the HD on another molex connector?

Yes, of course, any component can go bad..

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...for function and any defective processing?



A:Way to check a MB's SATA Controller?

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In our SBS we have a SATA controller card to manage 6 hard drives. The 2 SATA connectors on the motherboard are open. I recently bought a external drive dock that came with an internal/external connection to be plugged into the motherboard. When doing this and connecting the dock to the computer it would not recognize it. With the drivers not being an issue, is it possible that the motherboard SATA connections are void after adding in the controller card? I haven't been able to restart to check if they are disabled in BIOS, but wouldn't think they would have been.

A:SATA controller card

1. what make and model of Sata controller is it? What model Server is it?

2. Most Sata controllers are not hot pluggable, you must shut down the server, turn on the external drive then start the server, a pain I know, but most consumer Sata controller cards do not support hot plug or hot swap.

3, Consult the user manual for the card.

4. There will be a bios utility during post for the Sata card, this is what you will use to configure an additional drive.

5. It will be a layered bios, in other words there may be more than one bios that posts, the motherboard bios will post first, then any add in cards that have a bios will post, depending on what slot the card is in the order of the add in card post sequence, each bios post will should show you what keystrokes to use to enter them.

5. If you are not experienced with this advanced hardware, I suggest you get a consult before doing anything, you could destroy the raid array experimenting with settings and lose all your data.

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I bought a Syba 4-port PCI SATA controller card to control a single Seagate 500GB hard drive with. The card does NOT wish to work well with the OS, hence the pc will not fire up at times. I got the card to function ONCE to show the drive, but now I got nothing. Any recommendations for a decent FUNCTIONAL PCI SATA controller card? Inquiring minds want to know...

A:SATA Controller Recommendations

Rosewill RC-209-EX works fine for me. Gives you the choice of 4 internal SATA ports, or 2 internal and 2 eSATA ports. I'm currently running a 500GB eSATA drive and a SATA BluRay drive off of it.



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Since my current computers are older and do not have any Sata ports on them I was looking to get a good cheap (and perferably non-raid) controller card, PCI only.

So I was wondering if any of you out there had an suggestions for some. Money is somewhat of a factor as well...

Any help is always greatly appreciated

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First of all greetings to you all, as you can see I?m new in here, but I do hope that there is someone in here that can help me.

I have an older computer, so when I bought a new hard drive I also bought a PCI controller so I could buy a SATA hard drive.

My problem is this.

To transfer files to and from the disk no problem.
Browsing the HD when I had some files there seemed ok, I couldn?t notice any problems.
But when I try to watch a small movie in DivX on that drive, my computer freeze so I have to reboot. I have tried the same movie file on my other drive, and it opens and plays perfect.

The controller I bought is this:

The hard drive I bought is this one:

It?s formatted as standard. I haven?t any partition on it, its just on big disk of 400 GB.

It?s a jumper back on the hard drive that in some rare cases have to be used.
It?s a SATA 1.5GB/s speed limit jumper setting (Only for SATA 3,0GB/s products)

Well I tried this jumper, then my computer freeze right away when I opened my new HD.?

I hope someone can help me out.


A:Problems with PCI SATA controller

Well, if you had asked beforehand, we would have told you that SiI products are crap

Try updating the card's firmware and download the latest drivers from the internet.

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My machine has both older and newer hardware, running win98 with plenty of ram and processor power. What I want to do is add a large, 320 gig SATA-150 hard drive to the mix using a controller card. I will want to put winXP on this drive and use it as a mutlimedia storage drive--mainly storing music files in wave file format. I'm new to SATA and I understand that now there is SATA II, which, if I understand correctly, provides an even greater data transfer rate.

My question is this: Will a SATA II controller card accept a SATA 150 hard drive or are we talking about incompatible interfaces? I might guess that this would work, but would like to know for sure.

You might be wondering why I wouldn't just get a SATA 150 controller card? Well, given that computer technology is always being improved upon with new standards on the horizon, I just wouldn't want a 320 gig SATA drive to become obsolete too quickly. Comparabley-sized SATA II drives are a little pricey, so I won't be going there right now. At least I'd have the appropriate controller card when SATA II becomes the norm.

Any input about SATA compatibility and any other info on this that you can give me would really be appreciated.



A:SATA II controller card

SATA150 and SATA300 devices are interchangeable no problem.

Mind you, there is virtually no speed difference between SATA150 and SATA300. The interface speed is meaningless, it is the hard drive itself that dictates the data rates. Plus, there are no desktop drives that can do sustained transfers over 100MB/s, so it will be many years before SATA150 actually becomes a bottleneck (perhaps when we get hybrid hard drives with huge solid state caches).

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hey guys, is there a way to known if the serial ata controller on my motherboard is defective?

cause since 3 days now, my system is totally freezing while i'm burning or transfering file from one hard drive to another...

I ran Western Digital diagnostic's extended test on all my 3 hard drives, and they are OK.

My serial ata cable are fine also.

So the only thing i have in mind is that my sata controlelr on the motherboard is scrap.

my motherboard is a DFI lanparty ut nf4 ultra-d

my OS is windows xp pro with sp2

is there a program that will bench/test the serial controller ont he motherboard ?

or is there a visible way by looking at the board to see if it's defect or not?

tanks in advance

A:SATA controller might be messed up?

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Hi, i'm trying to install XP on a SATA HD. I cannot seem to find these proper drivers which i need to let it do its thing. I have the Mobo CD. It is a Asus P4PE.

Any help wouold be great


A:promise controller SATA win XP

we're sorted now don't worry!!!

It was to do with putting the driver files in the root of the floppy and not in the proper winXP directory

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I have a Dell E310 I have 2 SATA ports in the board that are used up needed more ports I installed SAta PCI card and as usual windows detects and ask for drivers did that then it restarts eveyrthing good in device manager...

I turned off PC to move my HDD to check to see if card works and windows doesnt detect my HDD its now missing when i goto bios and select RAID controller on I get a waqrning that I might have to reinstall the OS to have raid on which in this case it did that missing NTLDR...

is there any other way besides installing OS and select raid ontroller option if so no big deal i'll do that just so it's all good...

A:SATA controller question for XP pro SP3

When you enable RAID, then the controller by the RAID BIOS and not the main BIOS. So i is clearly normal that the main BIOS wont see the drive. otherwise, you won't be using RAID...

Right click "my computer icon", then manage. In disk management, the new disk (created with the 2 in the array) should be there. Partition, format

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First of all sorry if i'm thick, i'm not exactly "in the know" when it comes to more techinical computer problems....... I have recently bought a 300g sata hd and a sata controller card. I am trying to set this up using windows xp on my original hd as it won't recognise the new hardware at all in bios. When windows loads up it recognises the new hardware (SATA card) and installs the drivers but will not recognise the new hd. There is a "Silicon Image SATA Controllers" icon in my control panel but when I click onto that there are no available controllers. I have tried uninstalling/reinstalling the drivers but the problem persists. I have dl a flash update for the bios but as it wont recognise the card this is useless at the moment..... Anyone with half a clue please let me know.........

Many thanks in advance

A:SATA PCI Controller problems

What you need to do is click on your start button, then click on the run, and type diskmgmt.msc. Then locate your new hard drive and right click on it and partition it then right click on it again and format it.
Once that is done it should show up in Windows and work perfectly well.

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I am using a PCI interface SWEEX FD000050 card with the SIL3112ACT144 chipset.
This card is discontinued.
Need working SWEEX FD000050 cards against cash.
Please advise of other SATA controller cards with this chipset.


A:SATA Controller Card

Instead of doing that, just get a mainstream card like a promise or highpoint card. You can install the card and driver; once installed you can move your existing install to the promise/highpoint card. No need for a reinstall.

At least you will always be able to get one of these cards. I have been using both promise and highpoint cards in builds for years without ever seeing one fail.

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My external hard drives are SATA III, but they connect via a SATA II controller card, to my SATA II motherboard. I'm wondering if the hard drives would perform much better if they were connected via a SATA III controller card to the same SATA II motherboard? A card such as this one"


A:SATA III Controller Card

I have an ASUS U3S6 that my C300 ran off (past tense because flashing the BIOS made it un-bootable) Read speeds were def higher on the card but I gotta say, overall, I can't tell any difference now I'm running it off a SATA 2 port.
EDIT: I posted some benches here (SATA 2) Show us your SSD performance

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I found the drivers but it said I didnt have a device in my computer..

please help..

Name: Silicon Image SiI 3112 SATARaid Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1095&DEV_3112&SUBSYS_61121095&REV_02\4&3B1D9AB8&0&5840
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\SI3112r.sys, 1.00.0000.0028 (English), 2/24/2003 14:21:12, 85265 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\SiWinAcc.sys, 1.00.0000.0004 (English), 2/12/2003 14:37:48, 9600 bytes
I found that, so I thought I should update now it says i dont have a device on my computer, it's causing freezing in a few games and I need to fix it

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I put together a cheap build for my father. It worked for about a month and then we couldnt boot into Windows 8. after testing ram, hard drives, and attempting to re-install different versions of windows. We had noticed that BIOS was detecting the SATA hard drives in the right spot, but the blue-ray player was being detected in the wrong port, and the DVD-player wasn't even showing up at all.

We came to the conclusion that it was a defective board and that we should buy a new one. After buying the same board the BIOS read the SATA correctly until we tried installing windows 8. and got the same error massages as before telling us it was a NTFS problem. We checked the BIOS and the same exact problem was appearing.

Why could this be happening? Is there an incompatibility between hardware on the board or is it like this for all of this board?

motherboard - MSI 970A-G43
CPU - AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core
RAM- 4 4GB Corsair Vengeance
HDD - 2 Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM
Video Card - MSI Radeon R7 250 2GB
Blu-Ray - LG WH16NS40

A:SATA controller problems

Win8 installs it's uefi bootloader and that sometimes causes devices to appear in a different order than what you expect.

I never build with msi boards however I would make the following bios/uefi changes;
1 If you are going to install win8, then have secure boot enabled. If you are going to install win7, then I usually turn it OFF.
2 As I said I never use msi boards and the manual does not show an option to config ports to both ahci and ide as an asus or gigabyte board allows. So set them to ahci mode [if you do have an option to set ports 5&6 to ide mode, do so]
3 Connect your hd to ports 1&2. Connect sata optical drives to ports 5&6
4 Save settings and restart. Boot with whatever install disk you choose and install windows.

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