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Slow Computer Startup. No Scsi/raid Controller

I was down for a week before the new drive got to me and I got it set up again. If you have a RAID controller on your $150 motherboard, what does that say about the quality? In the interest of preventing downtime in the future, I went with RAID 1 this time. The most amazing thing is I remember when you could store an entire application and data on one of those 110 KB floppies to run prior to introduction of hard drives. http://2theprinter.com/slow-computer/slow-computer-kavo-exe-messages-on-startup.php

Facebook Google+ Twitter YouTube Subscribe to TechSpot RSS Get our weekly newsletter Search TechSpot Trending Hardware The Web Culture Mobile Gaming Apple Microsoft Google Reviews Graphics Laptops Smartphones CPUs Storage Cases Conversely, though, in the years prior to that before I ever ran RAID 0 and was running either SCSI or IDE, I had two (that I can remember) drives fail--both of Twitter Your New Skills Once a correct storage controller driver is loaded or updated, you can try installing or reinstalling Windows again. If hard disk is not detected during installing Windows on an existing system, you can try changing disk controller mode from IDE to AHCI to fix the error. try here

This thread is intended for comments on the FAQ, not for solving problems. The recommended tools are: Norton Partition Magic, Norton Ghost, Acronis True Image, or BootIt Next Generation/Image for DOS. The HDD is moving from the SATA to PATA on the same motherboard, and the 7 is just changing disks, the SATA port is remaining the same. You say one isn't much difference at all, but on the other it's a huge difference.

Personally I am not a fan of just doing RAID 0. You can just recable the hard drives to non-RAID ports, or often times you can simply disable RAID in the BIOS, which makes those same ports into standard SATA ports. Hmm, not the same price range tho but still worth considering.Will have to ask LSI about their boot time too heh.(BTW, if someone still has a series 6 adaptec card and Then, you can refer to the post Copy Disk to get detailed steps to clone a hard disk.

Since the target PC is set to ATA, there should be no trouble booting up. The real question is: Is RAID1 really worth being 15-20 times more likely to have a problem? If you've ever tried to copy a Windows installation from one controller to another with one of the partition copy tools and then tried to start it up, this is probably http://www.proposedsolution.com/solutions/windows-xp-setup-setup-did-not-find-any-hard-disk-drives/ Indeed, in this scenario, if you lose you single 300Gb IDE drive, or you lose one of your two 150Gb RAID 0 drives, then you lose *all* your data, don't you?

Nevertheless, during Windows installation or reinstallation, users may encounter the situation where Hard Disk is Not Detected in the "Where do you want to install Windows" screen even if the disk After loading a flash drive, I burned a Windows 7 rescue disk. Windows will detect the standard IDE controller and use it's own drivers for it, thus enabling Windows to start up from the IDE controller.If Windows does not have a driver on However, I have a setup where the instructions did not work:XFX 750a disables PCI SATA card when onboard SATA is set to RAIDI followed the example instructions where my situation is

If it is not detected by the tool or errors are found, you may need to contact your hard disk provider. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/196922-32-switching-storage-controllers-reinstalling-windows Tip: if you choose the second one, please download the correct driver to your computer in advance. I think in the era of super fast SSD's raid0 no longer has a place, raid1 provides the only truly stable form of raid redundancy, raid10 the same redundancy but with We think the answer comes in the form of transparency and education!

ArmoredCavalryOct 11, 2008, 9:44 AM Wow! news Nov 24, 2003 #13 alphnumeric TS Rookie Posts: 173 You can also install the recovery console to your PC and have it show up as a boot option. None of it worked. How are they set up and what hardware are they?

Enter your BIOS and set the boot disk to your CD/DVD drive. He didn't say I should or shouldn't have one, but gave me the information I needed to make a decent decision on my own. Take any introductory statistics course and you'll learn that the probability of an *OR* event is the sum of the probabilities of its component events minus any overlapping probability between component have a peek at these guys Parity might be cutting edge 1980's technology, but honestly, it's a joke IMHO now.

If we're looking at the chances of a degraded array, then addition of failure rates is appropriate. Please note that removing any of these devices does not destroy data contained on RAID array(s). Plus I hate Dell.

After reboot and selecting to boot from cd, I hit the F6 button and installed the sata drivers.

Retrieve your Windows install/rescue disk (or, in Windows 7, make a new one via Control Panel/System/Backup and Restore). 2. did you get an answer... Can you elaborate on Step 5? I hope my setup at least satisfies your request to always backup your stuff. (if a RAID6 + external HDD with its own power source isnt safe enough I don't know

Most users will not have to press F6, but if you are running RAID, SCSI or unsupported ATA controllers, then you need your controller drivers on a floppy disk. Note we never use the F6 at boot and certainly no floppies. I was pretty much stuck in a rut until I found this guide. check my blog Solution 5.Change disk controller mode from IDE to AHCI.

Jon, I don't think your math is correct here. Posted on 2007-02-12 11:02:26 raohara I am not sure the simple addition of failure rates is the right approach to this problem. But what I chuckle at are the people who toss out the raid buzzword, and spend a lot of money, without really understanding what their requirements are. When calculating system availability for devices operating in parallel the combined availability of the two devices is always higher than the availability of the individual parts.

Sometimes it's Hiatchi, sometimes Seagate, sometimes Maxtor, sometimes WDC... Reinstalling Windows on Ultrabook w/o Optical Drive Building a striped array w/o re-installing windows7 Reinstall Network Files w/o completely reinstalling Windows 7? This included a utility that would set up a flash drive with the drivers (there is also a way to do this, per the mobo manual, via the BIOS). Storagereview.com, an authority in hard drive performance analysis and discussion, has a whole page talking about RAID0.

And yet, this is the way that many people think about that issue, it seems to me. The simple version that I tell to my gaming buddies who ask me about building a system: A good backup schedule is way better than RAID 1. I have no problem with the concept. A new install will clean all the junk out but it will mean redoing all your tweaking again.

I run the Internet Connection Wizrd and try to install a new connection. Anyway, Jon, this has been my experience at home with RAID 0 over the last four years, and I appreciate the opportunity to share it. rnem170Nov 17, 2007, 4:15 PM I think I may have a combo where this won't work, and I'm completely stuck.Old HW/Disk combosFoxconn 955x7aaBoot drive (raid 0) on ITE8212FRaid 5 on Si3114Std Related Articles: Windows Cannot Be Installed to a Disk?

Locate and download the RAID drivers for your system and place them on floppy or USB drive. Shut down the system (power off).27. Youngbead, exactly....for gaming there are a lot of other things in line for your money before you should consider RAID. I use RAID5 for data storage, and I purposely mix brands (but not too much so they still work) so that they don't all have the same MTBF. (I'm using Infrant