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Old 05-04-2006, 12:04 PM   #1
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2 night ago while trying to do windows updates my comptuer would blue screen and crash and restart... it would boot up fine and continue working, but today things changed...

when i woke up this morning it was at the login screen, i didnt log out last night. after logging in, it said its deal about windows has recovered from a serious error... i hit dont send... it keeps coming back like 15 times.. so i hit send error report...

the error has something to do with my SATARaid Controller, but i cant ever get far enough in to see whats going on before it blue screens and restarts... basically anytime i try to monitor ANYTHING dealing with the RAID controller it crashes...

tried going in the device manager, and there are 2 yellow triangles, SM Bus Controller or something? if i go to the windows update page like it asks me to, and go to custom like it asks me to, it crashes right there...

if i try to install the new driver off the correct disc i have it says it installed and asks to restart however upon restart nothing changes.

if i boot in safe mode it does the same thing, if i boot off my driver CD it says my hard drive does not support HPA!.... wtf is that?

ready to hit something, please help
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are all your connections to all your hardware good?
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make a ghost image of the drive, try to reinstall (with format). If it doesn't work - new (bigger) hd.

ghost is the fastest way to make sure you have all you data backed up.
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do you indeed have a raid controller? which one? When you installed originally, did you have to do an F6 and point to raid drivers?
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if its a settings error, ghosting the drive won't solve anything
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if its a settings error, ghosting the drive won't solve anything
ghosting from dos doesn't involve windows at all. he didn't change an hardware settings.
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the drive is 250gb and over 175gb used... ghosting is not an option right now.. if that would do any good...

this SATA **** is not for me, i was used to my IDE drives, but with this new computer, i am clueless

boreas from the club here helped me through the main booting of the comptuer because i was having problems with the SATA drive...

all i have is the SATA 2550gb drive hooked directly into the MB... what its asking for is the SiI 3112 SataRaid Controller.... which i have the cd for and installed...

it worked fine for several months until now
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ill take a video of the crash coming up here
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I have an adapter that plugs onto the sata drive and makes it ide. then you can copy your data off of it. wanna have a mini meet and do computer stuff? I can supply extra sata drive to test on your computer, plug your drive into another machine to see if it works, etc.
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yeah sounds like a ghost backup of your data would be a good idea and a fresh windows install would help alot.
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