RAID and IDE won't work together


J

John

I just installed RAID and now my IDE drives won't work. System hangs
until I set one or the other. What must be done to get these to play
nice together?

John
 
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J

John McGaw

John said:
I just installed RAID and now my IDE drives won't work. System hangs
until I set one or the other. What must be done to get these to play
nice together?

John
OK. I'll be the first to say it: "How the hell do you think somebody is
going to give any sort of useful answer if you won't even tell us what
your equipment, software, etc. are?"
 
J

John

OK. I'll be the first to say it: "How the hell do you think somebody is
going to give any sort of useful answer if you won't even tell us what
your equipment, software, etc. are?"

Intel MoBo P4 3.Gig Intel Chipset with newly installed RAID with
this update and now my Promise Card Drive will not work. I must
disable RAID or disconnect the SATA drive to used IDE and vice versa.
Win XP Pro 2 Gig DDR2 I thought there must be a conflict somewhere
but can not figure out how to troubleshoot. If you need I can post
more about new system.

Thanks for the reply.

John
 
K

kony

I just installed RAID
Could you be more specific?
and now my IDE drives won't work.
Even more specific?
System hangs
until I set one or the other.
Details?
Is it a problem that you set one or the other, if it then
works?
What must be done to get these to play
nice together?
Usually one does have to decide what drive they're going to
boot, then that drive boots. Is that not what happens?
 
J

John

Could you be more specific?


Even more specific?


Details?
Is it a problem that you set one or the other, if it then
works?


Usually one does have to decide what drive they're going to
boot, then that drive boots. Is that not what happens?
I installed a SATA drive as a secondary in the drive bay. The System boots
from IDE. I had to go into BOIS to enable RAID and download .inf file and
others from Intel. I have external drives in drawers I install in bay
attached to Promise card. These are the drives that will in combo with the
RAID will hang the System. If I unplug the SATA drive and boot the System is
fine. If I do not plug in a drive in the bay all is fine.

John
 
C

CBFalconer

John said:
.... snip ...

Name: RAIDAHCI.url
RAIDAHCI.url Type: Internet Shortcut (application/x-unknown-content-type-InternetShortcut)
Encoding: x-uuencode

Name: INFupdate.url
INFupdate.url Type: Internet Shortcut (application/x-unknown-content-type-InternetShortcut)
Encoding: x-uuencode
What are these highly suspicious binary attachments in a text only
newsgroup? Is this some sort of attempt to launch a virus or
worse?

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Also see <http://www.safalra.com/special/googlegroupsreply/>
 
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kony

I installed a SATA drive as a secondary in the drive bay. The System boots
from IDE. I had to go into BOIS to enable RAID and download .inf file and
others from Intel. I have external drives in drawers I install in bay
attached to Promise card. These are the drives that will in combo with the
RAID will hang the System. If I unplug the SATA drive and boot the System is
fine. If I do not plug in a drive in the bay all is fine.
See if your bios has settings to choose which alternative
controller (sometimes called SCSI but that was more common
in the past) order is used. It might be in the boot order
menu, something that drops down to choose CDROM, Floppy,
HDD, etc, etc.
 
J

John

CBFalconer said:
What are these highly suspicious binary attachments in a text only
newsgroup? Is this some sort of attempt to launch a virus or
worse?
I tried to add 2 links to Intel with the two files I downloaded. An inf.
file and a RAID/AHCI application. I was on another System that has Agent
Newsreader. Somehow it didn't work.

John
 
J

John

kony said:
See if your bios has settings to choose which alternative
controller (sometimes called SCSI but that was more common
in the past) order is used. It might be in the boot order
menu, something that drops down to choose CDROM, Floppy,
HDD, etc, etc.
I couldn't find anything in BIOS that might be causing this. I didn't see
the boot order any different. Would that have anything to do with this
problem as I am not booting from a different drive ever. The SATA and the
IDE are drives secondary drives. I am wondering if it has anything to do
where I have the IDE drives plugged into the Promise card.

John
 
K

kony

I couldn't find anything in BIOS that might be causing this. I didn't see
the boot order any different. Would that have anything to do with this
problem as I am not booting from a different drive ever. The SATA and the
IDE are drives secondary drives. I am wondering if it has anything to do
where I have the IDE drives plugged into the Promise card.

It is doubtful, genearally the issue with having multiplie
"raid" controllers is which takes precedence and if/when
that one doesn't have a viable boot volume, whether it also
trys the others. That is, presuming you've not changed them
around since they were last working, as you had described
only adding the SATA drive.

Yes, the bios settings, particularly boot order are the
place to look at making changes. That is, if after
entering each raid controllers' setup menu, both are seeing
their connected drives, as that is a prerequisite for use.
 
J

John

kony said:
It is doubtful, genearally the issue with having multiplie
"raid" controllers is which takes precedence and if/when
that one doesn't have a viable boot volume, whether it also
trys the others. That is, presuming you've not changed them
around since they were last working, as you had described
only adding the SATA drive.

Yes, the bios settings, particularly boot order are the
place to look at making changes. That is, if after
entering each raid controllers' setup menu, both are seeing
their connected drives, as that is a prerequisite for use.

I have tried everything I can think of other than removing the Promise card
and installing it while the SATA is active. I doubt this will work as I was
unable to install RAID drivers successfully until I unplugged the IDE bay.
My Main Board has only one IDE and two SATA connector and I already several
IDE drives in drawers. I can't believe there is no fix for this conflict and
I saw no mention on Google about it.

John
 
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kony

I have tried everything I can think of other than removing the Promise card
and installing it while the SATA is active. I doubt this will work as I was
unable to install RAID drivers successfully until I unplugged the IDE bay.
My Main Board has only one IDE and two SATA connector and I already several
IDE drives in drawers. I can't believe there is no fix for this conflict and
I saw no mention on Google about it.
You might check on a bios update for the motherboard, read
the bios release notes and published errata for the board
somewhere on Intel's website.
 
J

John

kony said:
You might check on a bios update for the motherboard, read
the bios release notes and published errata for the board
somewhere on Intel's website.
I just built the machine a few months ago and got a BIOS update at that
time. I might just replace this MoBo with a better one now that I see first
hand what this one is like. It doesn't look the is a fix for this problem.

John
 
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don

This is the normal situation with many built in raid MBs. Check you MB
manual to see if this configuation is acceptable.
 

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