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Solved: SATA controller/RAID controller update serious issue

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

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 there that can help with this?

Many thanks in advance,


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476851 MB, Free - 338981 MB; F: Total - 476936 MB, Free - 476788 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P5N32-E SLI PLUS
Antivirus: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus, Updated and Enabled

Preferred Solution: Solved: SATA controller/RAID controller update serious issue

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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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Please help:
I can't get this computer to run the files for the drivers(Zipped files). I have 7-Zip to open them.
Thanks for any help.

A:yellow ! on Video controller and. ? on multimedia Audio controller, RAID controller, and an unknown device

Just to add, I tried updating the drivers but windows won't run the downloads.

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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 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 had an adaptec 1210SA SATA RAid controller with two 160 Gb. drive mounted in RAID 0. I bought a new controller (Adaptec 2410SA) and I disconnected my two 160 Gb. drive to connect on my new controller. But now it doesn't see my RAID 0. So, I reinstalled my old 1210SA and reconnect my two drive but now it only see a JBOD and windows can't access my drives. I see that I can create a RAID 0 without initialize the two hard drives in the controller BIOS utility, but I'm not sure I could recreate the RAID 0 without loosingall my data (and damn me I should check out before doing the upgrade but I wish it's not too late). Could someone give me a hint how to recover my data? (And sorry for my english I from Montréal, Québec and I speak french). Tank you.

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Hello. I just bought Seagate SATA 250gb. Conntected it to the computer, installed via hyperion pro latest version 5.20a but now my hdd is recognised as VIA RAID CONTROLLER not as hdd. How can I fix this problem?

Here is a picture prikachi.com/files/295680N.jpg

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I have an MSI K8T Neo2 MS-6702E motherboard with a VIA VT8237 SATA RAID controller. It would be really helpful to know whether or not this controller is supported under Windows 7 x64. If it is, where can I find the driver for it? I have a hard drive and a DVD burner. The DVD drive works if I coax it, but I can't burn. The hard drive refuses to show up at all and is currently being removed and placed in an external USB case.

EDIT: I'm an idiot and just realized there is a separate forum for drivers. Could a mod move this post for me?

A:SATA RAID controller problems

Yes, the VIA VT8237 SATA RAID controller is supported. I used one on a Asus A8V Deluxe and used with a western digital caviler black 640 GB hard drive and put windows 7 on that hard drive. Also this is only a SATA 1 port not a Sata II so you need a jumper placed on your hard drive to tell it to run at Sata 1 speed if it is a Sata II hard drive. I moved the hard drive to the promise raid controler since then. I now have a blu ray burner installed on the via raid controler. Just make sure the bios settings are set up for non raid.

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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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in my lenovo H50-50 (windows10 64bit) i installed a new ams106x sata/raid PCI-Express controller and correctly configured as raid1 but i can not any way to make it detected by the bios in the boot device. Is there a way to make it detected by the bios and boot the system from the controller Raid? many thanks.
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

A:H50-50 - controller sata/raid non detected in bios

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
I am not an owner of your model, but I have a suggestion.  Is there an option in the BIOS for Quick Boot or Fast Boot.   If so, try disabling if enabled.  The slower boot sequence might detect the card so that its BIOS can be loaded. 

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Hey guys I just bought http://tekgems.com/Products/la-pci22-vt6421a.htm and I was wondering how I get it to Legacy or Native Mode instead of RAID mode.

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Does anyone know where I might find the 64 bit ".inf" drivers for Windows 7 64 bit?

A:Silcon Image 3114 Sata Raid Controller

Quote: Originally Posted by Silver0066

Does anyone know where I might find the 64 bit ".inf" drivers for Windows 7 64 bit?

Hi and welcome

Start here Silicon Image - Support

The driver is there

Ken J++

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Dear guys,

I am running into a very strange issue:
I was checking my setup the WIN7-Readyness-Software and received no issues. Installing WIN7 x86 fails with the statement, that the startup configuration cannot be changed.

I tried allmost everything and did not succeed - except when disabling RAID to normal disks. So, my assumption is, that there is an incompability with the driver.

(I also lowered security for C:, C:\boot, etc. to EVERYONE - no cure)
I formatted the disks completly - no cure.
I tried tu upgrade from XP, VISTA - still, no cure.

The strangest thing is: I hade the beta (WIN7) running, but had to re-install, due to a drive failiure and drive replacement (RAID0). Now I am running RAID1. (Yes, I also tried the whole thing with RAID0).

I am using the latest driver:


Apreciation and regards,

A:Intel RAID (ICH5) 82801ER SATA Controller

I am informed by the Microsoft windows 7 upgrade checker that Intel (who always claim that they have a good relationship with Microsoft) will not be providing a driver for the 83801EP (AMD all is forgiven).

I have been trying to source an alternative route eg IDE to SATA card or PCI to SATA card.

Has anyone solved this problem or even better is anyone from Intel vaguely interested in keeping customers happy.

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I have a Asus p4p800-e deluxe. I'm currently using the ICH5R controller 2x80 GB Hitachi deskstars Raid 0 160GB. I have a 3rd SATA 80GB Samsung hard drive. All 3 hard drives have same specs, just different brands. I want to connect the 3rd drive to the promise fasttrak 378 controller as a single SATA drive (for data backup). When I connect the drive to SATA_RAID 1 connector and setup the bios the drive isn't seen. I've tried both connections on the promise controller. Any clue how to get the bios to recognize it? Also can I just move the Raid 0 Drives over to the other controller without losing any data? I disconnected the raid drives from the ICH5R controller and connected the single drive and the bios found it, but I don't want to lose my array by connecting it to the other controller if I can get it to work with single drive on the Promise controller. In the bios I only get IDE or Raid option for the promise controller.

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So I have had a HighPoint 644 SATA III 6.0 GB host card in my system for some time now, and yes, it was a total pain to set up when I initially installed it. I recently picked up a new 3TB SATA III 6.0 GB drive (newegg had uhm on sale) and I had a spare HighPoint 620 SATA III Host / RAID Controller card laying around (and a spare PCI-E slot to boot) so I dropped the card in, mounted the drive, and wired it up, using a SATA III 6.0 GB cable, of course.

I then tried to boot it up - <insert /facepalm here> - yea, I got nothing.

Has anyone else successfully gotten a HighPoint 644 and a 620 to co-exist on the same board? (It'd be even more ideal if said board was a Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P.)

I've noticed that during boot up the system is seeing the newly installed card before the primary card, since the bootable disk is already on the primary card, the next step will be to switch the ports that the cards are installed in and see if that makes any difference. There's nothing in the board docs about one PCI-E slot being initialized before the other, but it's worth investigating. Will post follow ups (especially since I have read that HighPoint support is non-existent).
Using the onboard ports so that I can still use the new drive, but sure would be nice if I could take advantage of those fast I/O rates that come with SATA III.

A:HighPoint SATA III Host / RAID Controller Card Problems

I have one but have not used it yet. I read in reviews on Newegg that you install it with nothing connected then startup and see if windows recognizes it and installs the drivers or go through the finding new hardware part. After it is recognized and installs drivers, then shutdown and install the hard drives to it. Guess we'll have to see if that works. If it needs drivers, I believe they are the Marvell 91xx drivers.

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Hi all,

I have a Dell Dimension 8300 with a WD 200G SATA drive and I'm trying to format and install a fresh copy of Windows XP Pro SP2. I have made an image of the partition C: with Norton Ghost 8.0 before I went on with the formatting.

Problem: After the installation of Win XP, it is extremely slow. As I scroll through the screen (especially when using IE), I could see the screen try to refresh from the bottom to top).

I've installed the Intel Chipset Utility and the Display driver (nVidia 66.93) but it's no help. Before as I was installing Windows, I performed the F6 procedure and installed the Promise SATA Controller from Dell for my Dimension 8300.
http://support.dell.com/support/dow...D=DIM_PNT_P4_8300&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=4096 but it still not working.

After that, I followed the instruction from the Dell's website and tried to manually update the SATA Controller in Windows by going to Device Manager --> SCSI and RAID controller, except there was NO SCSI and RAID controller listed in there!

So I decided to load the original C: partition from the Ghost image to see what's there for the SCSI and RAID controller, it's merely using the A347SCSI SCSI Controller from Microsoft and it does not have the slowdown problem at all.

There must be something that I've missed when installing Windows. Why wouldn't it see the SCSI and RAID controller in Device Manager? I've tried to reinstalled Windows a few... Read more

A:Win XP extremely slow on SATA, SCSI / RAID controller disappeared

Have you asked dell abt this?

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I have a Toshiba L675 that throws bluescreens. I checked the event viewer and the error is:

Event ID 11
Source: amdsata
The driver detected a controller error on \Device\RaidPort0

I went to analyze the crash with MSDART and there was no dump file present.

Another interesting thin is that there is also a warning in the event viewer that states that custom dynamic link libraries are being loaded etc. etc. etc.

When I try to install the most recent version of the driver, found on Toshiba's site, it comes back with install errors. It fails during the C++ 2010 redist. The overall install is a success according to the AMD log, but that area fails. When I check device manager after install, the driver date remains at 10/7/2009 when it should be 8/20/2012. When I check event viewer, it now gives a disk error: The driver detected a controller error on Device\harddisk1\dr1.

The individual that owns the laptop downloads music...is it really a controller error or am I dealing with a virus or some kind of malware?

A:Toshiba L675 bluescreens because of AMD Sata Raid controller error

The individual that owns the laptop downloads music...is it really a controller error or am I dealing with a virus or some kind of malware?

Don't discount either possibility. I've seen too many instances of young people and the music downloading causing problems on mom and dad's computer. File-sharing over the Internet can be a dirty business.

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I'm using XP Home, and in the device manager, under "SCSI and RAID controllers", "SCSI/RAID host contoller has an exclamation point. It says that the registry info for this device may be corrupt (code 19). The trouble shooter and Windows Update tell me to check for updates to the driver (which there are none of) or to reinstall the device (do they mean the driver? I dont see a way to reinstall the device. I dont even know what hardware its needed for). When I uninstall the driver and reboot to reinstall it, it tells me it cant start, and needs to start in the last known good configuration, which was before I unistalled the driver.

A:[Solved] SCSI/RAID host controller code 19 Registry info damaged, reinstall/update

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I bought this Promise raid card function as a SATA controller only? If so, how? My OS is XP Pro.

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I have a problem with a RAID device. vista wont update it from the internet automatically so i used the my motehrboard cd to install it off. everything went ok and it installed well. the only problem was that when vista booted back up the driver wasnt digitally signed so vista wouldnt boot up into windows. i had to take out the hardrive and put it in as a slave and delete the files through xp. does anyone know where i can get this driver from that has been digitally signed?

A:silicon image sil3114 sata raid controller digitaly signed driver

Originally Posted by UKMach

I have a problem with a RAID device. vista wont update it from the internet automatically so i used the my motehrboard cd to install it off. everything went ok and it installed well. the only problem was that when vista booted back up the driver wasnt digitally signed so vista wouldnt boot up into windows. i had to take out the hardrive and put it in as a slave and delete the files through xp. does anyone know where i can get this driver from that has been digitally signed?

This it?s the good driver > http://www.siliconimage.com/docs/Si3..._x64_15100.zip < only you need install and then vista x64 uptade whit the new version.


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So i reinstalled my windows xp cuz of a previous virus i had that i could not remove and as i am installing everything i realized one thing. i don't have a floppy drive to install my raid drivers. so my question is two fold. 1)how do i find the raid controller for my system. I dont know what motherboard i have. i tried searching for my barebone kit that i bought and no luck the best that i can do is that its a mach viper. not really sure of any other details. the SATA drive that im having trouble installing is the Maxtor diamondmax 3 300gb.
secondly since i dont have a floppy drive how do i install it into my system.
Any help would b greatly appreciated.

A:Raid controller issue

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Hey one question. I know we got the SM bus thing fixed but I also have this one other ! on my device manager ...Raid Controller
Motherboard is a P6T Delux...

Ideas? Gripes? Moans? Complaints? haha

A:Raid controller issue

hey spartan 117 and welcome..
can you please check here
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
these should include the drivers needed for you MB

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This is a problem that just recently popped up out of no where. One day upon startup two new pieces of hardware were found on my computer. I get prompted to install the drivers for a Raid Controller and a Multimedia Audio Controller.

Each day I cancel them and my computer runs just the same as it always does. It my Device Manager these two items show up in the "? Other devices" tab alongside a SM Bus Controller (which never prompts me to install so it doesn't really bother me).

Just wondering what these devices are, where they came from, and what I should do to solve the problem.


A:RAID Controller and Multimedia Audio Controller

Did you do a bios flash or reset cmos by chance?

They are probably onboard devices you can disable them in the bios. You need to check your manual; each bios is a little different as to where the items in question are located.

One more question; do you have an add-on sound card and does your systems sound work ok?

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Cheers Folks

I suffered heavy lost of data creating a mirroring (!) RAID-1 on two different Silicon Image SiI3112-SATA/150-RAID-PCI-Controllers using a pair of Hitachis 7K250 harddrives (250GB, SATA/150, 7200rpm, 8MB Cache).

The BIOS detects both HDDs without problems, Windows XP Pro can be installed completely without problems but if i copy bigger files (>xxMB) from other drives or via LAN, the files are sometimes damaged.

-> 4 seperately copied WinXP SP2-Files from CD or vianetwork to any partition within the RAID-1 using the cmd "xcopy /v".

-> 2 damaged files while trying to extract the files anywhere i could.

I can run Prime95 24h+ without problems.
Both harddrives are "OK, return code 0x00", tested with the latest version of Hitachis Drive Fitness Test.

Here is the complete config:

AMD Athlon XP 2000+ with Swiftech MCX-462-V
EPoX EP-8KHA+ (VIA KT266A-Chipset)
3x 512MB Kingston HyperX, DDR3200
two different SATA/150-Controllers with different BIOS-Rev's (but even the latest one from Silicon Image won't work)

I recognized a tiny difference on the HDD firmware-revisions ... could it be that simple and that strange

Oh please, make it ending ... I spent maybe 50 hours or so on copying files, rebuilding RAIDs and installing Windows XP...

Bye bye and nice to read you, with nice greets to the www,
Kai Schwab aka "WaxMo"

A:Silicon Image SATA/150-RAID-Controller + 2x Hitachi 7K250 250GB = Data Corruption?

Which Via Hyperion drivers are you using ? Do you have a creative soundcard installed ?

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I am having a problem with the Raid Controller i think, my System Specs are
Intel Pentium 4 3.2Ghz
Matrox Graphics Parhelia 256MB
4x 512mb of Ram
2x 250GB Drives Both Sata 150
1x 120GB Drive(System Drive) Sata 150

Every Time i Enable the Raid Controller with the correct driver, when i reboot it, Xp then crashs and goes onto a blue screen with somthing saying dumping memory onto disk, However if i go into safemode i can then see all 3 drives and on the device manager the Raid Controller shows no problem with no conflicting hardware. However if i then disable this device Windows Xp will boot up fine.

I would really like some help on this as it has baffeled me.

I am not bothered with using the Stripe/Mirror function is there a way to not enable raid but to get it to show up as a normal sata 150 drive?

A:Raid Controller Issue Win Xp-P4C800-E

I'm assuming you're having trouble trying to get the two 250GB drives to work, and that you have these connected to the Promise controller, with the SATA connecters labelled SATA_RAID1 and SATA_RAID2? If this is correct and you don't want to operate independently, you have to change (in the BIOS) the Operating Mode to IDE, not RAID, found directly under the setting to Enable or Disable Onboard Promise Controller.

The corresponding driver you need is the Promise SATA378 IDE driver instead of the RAID one, which you can get from the ASUS support CD, or you can download a newer one if you prefer.

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Hey guys, got one for you.

This particular motherboard has two SATA controllers, both with (apparant) RAIDability. The first controller is the nVidia RAID controller, which has 4 SATA ports. I have a striped set of 80GB SATA drives on his controller, and this is where my operating system is installed. There is also a SiI RAID controller, but it seems kind of pointless as a RAID controller because there is really only one internal SATA port assigned to it (there is a 2nd port that lives on the motherboard outpanel, where the keyboard/mouse ports are -- this is probably on that controller as well. You can set the SiI controller to SATA2 or RAID mode. I have it set on SATA2 mode). Anyway, I have a 160GB SATA drive attatched to this internal port. When the machine boots, the SiI controller sees the 160GB, and the nVidia controller sees the RAID array. But for whatever reason, I cannot boot my machine with my 160GB drive attatched to this SiI controller. I can't attatch it to the nVidia controller, because that's set up specifically for RAID configurations.

This wasn't an issue until I recently upgraded my BIOS to the latest one (another long story). Here is the error:

Couldn't open drive multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)
NTLDR: Couldn't open drive multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)

If I hit a button, the machine restarts. At first, I couldn't even reinstall Windows! (I probably didn't even need to reinstall it. It saw the healthy array, b... Read more

A:ASUS A8N32-SLI RAID controller issue

I just tried a brand new 250GB drive, and I got the exact some thing. So it has nothing to do with the content of the drive.

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Hi.. Im having a problem with my hard drive i think, when i boot up it stays on the windows xp loading screen for roughly 2 mins, and when it does boot up, i get the add new hardware box come up asking me to install SCSI/RAID host controller, ive tried clicking next next finish etc, but it cant find anything to install it... my computer has been running slow since ive had this come up, funnily enough it was roughly the same time i installed a new graphics card... its a Radeon 128mb 9600 series, ive also installed a wireless card and a soundblaster live sound card since, i dont know whether or not its anything to do with the new hardware, but i just thought it might be the problem...

Ive looked just about everywhere for the SCSI/RAID Host Controller, but i cant find it anywhere, including the microsoft site.

any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

A:SCSI/RAID Host Controller Issue...

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I have an MSI 845aru mainboard with a Promise pdc 20276 raid controller built into the board for the raid channels. I don't want to use them as a raid array but simply as two separate IDE controller channels. So can you connect 2 hard drives to the raid ide connectors on the motherboard, but operate in non-raid mode, with one as the boot drive. Reason is I want to do video editing which requires separate drive to capture video from the boot drive, and on seperate channels. Add to that I need a DVD and separate CD rewriter (which are also supposed to work best on a seperate IDE controller, and also not on hard
drive channel as hard drive will then run at the speed of the CD and not ata 100 I'm told). If it is possible to run them as normal ide channels, how do I set it up?

Many thanks for any help


A:Using raid controller as standard ide controller

As far as i know, no you can't do it .. use the RAID as a standard IDE controller... but , might want to search the newsgroups for a BIOS hack...
If you had a Asus board www.braziliantech.com has BIOS hacks which will make a Promise IDE controller to work as a RAID controller... so you need the "reverse" , from RAID to IDE...
I'm too lazy to check , but there are couple of boards ( if my memory serves me right Soyo is one of them , that will acctually let you use the RAID as a IDE controller giving you a total of 8 IDE devices.... might wanna check it out...


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Hi: we have a Supermicro server with an Intel C600 series controller and we would like to use some of the ports and their disks as removable devices, to allow to copy media from one server to another. I mean:
- The controller has 4 ports with 4 disk on each, 16 disks in total
- The first 4 ports will remain the same, not removable (OS in Raid 1, Media in Raid 0)
- The other ports (2-4) will be used with SATA SSD drives and we need to remove them via Eject hardware (as an attached hard drive) and then being able to attach them to the backup server to read the media.

So far as I know, there's a DWORD I may need to add in the registry, but a little help would be more than welcome to solve this.

This is the opposite way, to not allow the HDD to be ejected.

Thanks in advance!

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A week ago this driver was up to date (per what Driveragent says) 2 days ago, i ran driveragent again and it said i needed to update it. Well ive tried and tried and tried updating it, and it wont update. So, for some idiotic reason, i decided to delete the device and let windows rebuild it. Well, its been a pain in the keester ever since. If i revert it to a microsoft driver instead of intel, driveragent says its updated, but then i go to reboot, it rebuilds itself and reverts itself back to an oudated driver (according to driveragent) How do i fix this once and for all. Ive done several system restores via restore disks. Nothing happens. Please help!!! This is getting the best of me.

The driver it says its using is iastor.sys
I have windows Vista 32bit on an HP DV 6700

Thank you for any help you may provide
Take care

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I have a similar problem, I have an Intel mother board - dg965wh and after installing windows xp - i see that error in scsi/raid host controller issue.

I've tried installing the storage matrix driver that comes with the mother borad disc, and the same driver from intel support site.

No luck...

problem still exist - I don't have raid/scsi on my system, but I don't like to leave it at that...

Any ideas?

thanks. Nitay

A:RAID/SCSI controller problem after BIOS update and re-imaging the system drive

Enter the BIOS at startup and check the controller's settings, the SATA/RAID contoller may be disabled there.

What's the message under device status when you double click the flagged device in the device manager ?

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I am looking into building a file server for a company of about 100 employees and was wondering what is the best raid 5 controller on the market for a good price? I know it might be costly. I appreciate any help.


A:Solved: raid 5 controller

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Have a 1.5 year old T570 (out of warranty). Recently started getting the CRITICAL PROCESS DIED intermittently and would stop detecting HDD. After a while, it would eventually detect it and work fine. Now, it doesn't detect it at all. I realize this is similar to other posts here upon research but most of them being under warranty got their MB replaced for free (not an option for me).I have a couple of observations/questions/solutions:I tried reseating the SATA cable both at the HDD and the MB - nothing. Tried pressing down on the connector and still nothing. HDD spins but not detected. Sometimes if I lightly jiggle the connector, HDD stops spinning. I read posts of the connector soldering being loose but how can I eliminate that as a cause? Or even the cable?Tried a new SATA SSD and nothing. I thought maybe the HDD was dead.Launched Ubuntu from USB and gparted does not detect the spinning HDD or the new SSD.So here is where I need help:Is it possible for HDD to be spinning (i.e. gets power) but not exchange data?How to eliminate a faulty MB connector as the cause? Or check if replacing cable will help (these are not available readily; ~30 day lead time). Possible for SATA controller to be damaged (if this is even possible)?My WWAN slot is available.Is it possible to have the main boot drive be in the WWAN slot?Looks like for T570, the WWAN drive is a 2242 M.2 SSD (SATA). Will it work even if the MB SATA controller is damaged?I really appreciate any help or insight h... Read more

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I purchased a Siig PCI Raid controller and have successfully attached and used an HP DVD-RW drive. The 250gb HDD that I purchased shows on the list in the (Raid) bios but will not allow use of it. It does not show in windows xp (sp2) either. Upon trying to create an array I am presented with error "not sufficient disk". Many thanks for any and all professional help.

A:Solved: PCI Raid controller recognizes hdd but cannot use it! Help!!

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ASUS A8N - SLI DeLuxe Motherboard with built-in RAID controller for SATA drives.
Windows XP Pro SP2;
Athlon 64 X2, 4400;
2 x 1GB DDR 3200;

This is a new build. I am using ONLY SATA HDDs.

I do NOT intend to use RAID on this computer.

During installation of XP, I was asked for the RAID & SATA disk. I had made the floppy for the NVIDIA RAID. The installation program could not find the needed information on the Floppy disk. Installation of Windows XP Pro SP2 proceeded & seemed to go well.

But, in device manager, I have a "bang", yellow circle with ! on "RAID Controller".
The drivers for this device are not installed. Code 28.

I have made floppies for the nVidia & Silicon SATA / RAID devices.

Device Manager is unable to locate the drivers.

I await your assistance.


A:Solved: RAID controller cannot be installed

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I have a copy of Windows Vista DC1 but every time I try and install it it asks me to locate the SCSI/RAID Host Controller ... this is not on the disc ... any ideas what to do!?

A:Solved: Can't find SCSI/RAID Host Controller

It sounds like you have a RAID controller on your motherboard. If your hard drive is hooked up to it you'll need to load a driver for it. The motherboard should have come with a CD with drivers on it or you may have to download them. If nothing is hooked up to the RAID controller then you can probably just ignore it.

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I'm using a new Dell at work (an Optiplex GX280) with Windows XP, and it has recently been popping up with the following error:
"The device driver for the 'SCSI/RAID Host Controller' device is preventing the machine from entering standby. Please close all applications and try again. If the problem persists, you may need to update this driver."

That's the problem.

I've been to the Dell site, but don't see any drivers for SCSI/Raid anywhere on their site (here is where I was looking).

I also opened the Device Manager, and told the SCSI/RAID host controller to update the driver. It looks and looks and looks, but doesn't find anything.

How can I fix this?


A:Solved: error about SCSI/RAID Host Controller

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hi guys, i'm new here
I've just bought a new system, but have kept my 2 existing hard drives and DVD/CD-RW.
As my motherboard only has one IDE connector, I bought a IDE/Raid controller card (SIL680-XXX).

After doing a clean install of XP and installing the raid card drivers, I have now tried to connect my DVD-RW to the card but can't boot into windows.

So I have my hard drives connected to the motherboard IDE and the DVD-RW to the IDE raid controller. I've tried connecting the DVD to the blue connection and the white connection and also changing the master/slave config on the DVD with no luck.
What happens is the BIOS loads normally, the RAID config screen then loads showing my DVD as drive 2, then it just reboots and does the whole thing again.

I've tried stripping back to my master HDD connected to the blue IDE connection on the raid card, with the DVD connected to the white connection, but I get "a disk error occurred".

Any ideas? I really want to connect the DVD only to the card.


A:Solved: Problem adding DVD-RW to IDE RAID controller card

in case anyone comes across this thread with a similar problem....
I ended up leaving the master HDD and DVD on the motherboard IDE and adding the second HDD as a master on the blue connection on the IDE raid card.
Finally ,it's all working.

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I need the driver for a Integrated Ultra ATA-100 IDE RAID Controller for a HP ProLiant Server.
I require it to load on the XP install so it can detect the RAID set-up.

I can not find it anywhere!

I believe its vendor is LSI Logic Corporation but not 100% sure on that. Dont have much info on the pc as its unbranded (just a shell) and has no OS on it, All i have is listed here on the last post!

A:Solved: Driver for Integrated Ultra ATA-100 IDE RAID Controller

Hi have you tried HP http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/management/psp/index.html

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I am trying to optimise my machine for Microsoft Flight Simulator X under XP.
FSX uses a lot of data, and I am using a RAID0 array on a SIL4113 PCI card (2 80GB wd drives).
I see that Adaptec and Belkin are marketing PCI-e x1 SATA RAID controllers, which I am thinking of using.

The mobo uses the nvidia 650 chipset, so at the moment FSX data is controlled by the southbridge, passed via northbridge to PCI express and the SLI arrays.

The PCI-e card will, however, be controlled by the northbridge, with its own lane if the manual block diagram is correct. My question is will I get an improved data flow as all the data will be via the northbridge, or will the extra load slow down the graphics cards?

I would very much value you opinion

A:Solved: PCI express SATA controller

OK, you are not going to see any performance increase. While the theoretical speed might be higher, you are limited by the speed of the drives.

Next you do understand that if you change raid cards, you will need to do a reinstall of the os and all apps correct?

In short, it is not worth swapping raid cards unless you had a very poor quality card and were installing something like a promise card.

FWIW if you want to increase performance, go with 2 raptor drives in raid0. That will increase your performance.

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I just purchased a via vt6421 RAID controller. I have 2 EIDE 160 GB HD connected to it and am attempting to load XP pro. I am unable to find any real instructions, and I have yet to install an O.S. on a raid so I am sure it is something I am doing wrong.
I found the folder called "floppy" on the cd that came with it and put it's contents on a floppy drive which are:
jraid.cat jraid.sys jraid_f.inf and last txtsetup.oem

It appears to find a driver and loads it for the raid controller, but when I am to the point to choose where to install the O.S., it says it couldn't find any harddrives.

I really think it is a driver problem since the same drives connected the same way show up when I boot into windows with my other HD.
Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Raid Controller Setup cannot find hard drive

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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 have a motherboard with two SATA ports. I'm using one port for a Combo drive. I was thinking of creating a RAID 1 array. However, I need the one SATA port for the Combo drive since it doesn't work with IDE. So I thought of adding a PCI SATA controller card for additional SATA ports.
I contacted my motherboard manufacturer about this. They informed me that I cannot do this. They say the MB bios rom does not have space to add another SATA controller. I can accept this.
However if this is true of my MB why do the PCI SATA controller cards continue to sell? The cards tell you which OS to use but not the MB's.
I was of the impression that PCI cards were like standalone devices that would work with almost any MB that has PCI slots. Am I wrong? Evidently I am.
Anyone know about this restriction? Any way to overcome it?

A:Solved: Will SATA Controller cards ?work

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My primary Hd is dying is becoming increasingly inefficient according to disk monitoring software and will inevitably crash sooner rather than later. I ordered a new Seagate Barracuda HD from eBay which was advertised at the bid site as simply Ultra ATA meaning IDE compatible. WhenI opened the box it was in fact a SATA drive which means it is presently a paper weight. I have a second internal HD that is used for backup files and as an Acronis True Image cache. Here's my question: Is there a device that will let me install the Sata drive as the master drive without costing more than buying a new IDE HD? I know I should have googled the Seagate model #(7200.7) before bidding but now I need a Plan B. Much obliged for any advice even if its bad news.

A:Solved: How to connect SATA drive to IDE controller

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I have an older home built computer that only has 2 SATA connectors on it. I have my 2 SATA HDD's attached to it there. My CD/DVD has a IDE connector on it so I have it connected to the IDE plug but unfortunately the drive is failing (door won't open on it's own). Knowing that I will eventually upgrade the MB, Processor and Ram at some point, I ordered a new SATA CD/DVD drive along with a SiliconImage SIL 3512 2 port Controller Card to see me through until I upgraded the MB. I figured I could hook the new CD/DVD drive up to the new controller card along with another SATA HDD I had laying around for extra backup storage. I plugged the card in, restarted and let Windows Update install the drivers. After rebooting, my bios wants to set up the RAID array of the new card. I didn't get this card for the raid array and didn't think I would have to set that factor of it up because I had read feedback from other purchasers stating that they had used the card to add just one extra drive.,(Essentially for the same reason I bought it).

So, how do I need to set this thing up? I have both enabled and disabled Raid in my Bios, both with no luck. Neither the CD/DVD drive or the extra SATA HDD show up. I'm stumped, HELP!!!

Running W7 64bit

A:Solved: Need Help installing PCI SATA Controller Card

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I have a toshiba m55 laptop, it would not get past the blue screen, i reinstalled windowsCD after installing i could not get on the web, checked device manager and under others found i missing missing Ethernet controller, network controller and the PCI Modem, however i could get on the web with my air card. anyone know a site where i can download whats missing?

A:Solved: missing ethernet controller network controller PCI Modem

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