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This is a discussion on p4c800dlx raid and nonraid problems within the Hard Drive Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. hello all, My apologies if this has already been discussed but i DID look beforehand specs p4c800 dlx (original firmware)


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Old 09-24-2004, 01:02 AM   #1
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hello all,

My apologies if this has already been discussed but i DID look beforehand

specs
p4c800 dlx (original firmware)
p4 2.6
2x512 ddr
2x 120gig wd sata (on promise raid)


now the above has all worked fine for about a year now using a 10gig partition for windows and the rest for storage but im now trying to add a
wd 36g sata raptor drive

i plugged the sata connector into sata_1 with the other hdd's plugged into the promise raid_sata_1 and raid_sata_2
when i boot the system the new hdd shows up in the bios along with cdrom so thats fine
but after the bios when the promise bios scans for its hdd's it gives me the error
'No drives attached to Fastrack controller, no Bios installed'
or something to that effect when usually it would say
'2 drives found and working correctly'

now this im thinking this just involves some config trickery or maybe jumpers?
i havent touched the jumpers from when i first got them and have been told that jumpers dont matter on sata anyway

anyone else had/heard of this problem?

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Old 09-24-2004, 01:49 AM   #2
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i tried unplugging the new drive and booting pc again
and it found my raid again and booted fine but after about 5 minutes 1 of the drives started making a click noise
which it keeps doing it will spin up click and then stop and spin down and repeat and it wont boot anymore

its done this before when i first got the machine and i just replaced the hdd's figuring they were faulty but now i dont know

maybe the motherboard, maybe the promise chip, maybe the power source
i just dont understand what would cause, this 2nd time ive lost 200gig of work

considering all the other problems ive had with it its safe to say this is the worst mb ive ever bought

at least with any other piece of hardware its a matter of replacing it and your back to where u were but u lose a hdd your years behind, tho i do have backups of some stuff around


anyone else heard of/had this problem?
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