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How to add SCSI hard disk to RAID

Q: How to add SCSI hard disk to RAID

Hi there,

I have got two SCSI hard disk arrays running in my server, one is a 3-disks array on RAID-5 and the other one is a 1-disk unRAIDed.

Both arrays are presently holding data.

I want to install another 2 SCSI disks on the second array so that I can RAID these 2 together with the existing 1 on a RAID 5.

Can someone please kindly give me a walkthrough how to do it, because apart from changing hard disks on a PC, I have never done anything with SCSI hard disks before.

Is there any issue with data migration?
Do I have to temporarily transfer the data in the disk to another storage, install the 2 new disks, RAID the three together, then transfer back the data?
Or can I just simply plug in the two new disks, and RAID the three together, without having to worry about the data contained?

Ascan be seen I am in very very desperate need for help here.
So from the time the new disks arrive, what do I have to do?

Thanks so much. Any input is very much welcome and appreciated.

A: How to add SCSI hard disk to RAID

I am not sure I completely understand what you want to do. I think you want to install two new drives onto a scsi card and then create a raid array on those two disks.

As long as the scsi controller you are connecting these to supports raid, it should be no problem. Shut down and connect your drive to the controller. The one disk connected now will have the terminator jumper / plug installed on it. This needs to go on the last device in the chain. Now restart and enter the bios for the controller you are setting up the raid array on. There are different key combos for different card mgf's so you need to know which key to hit. When in the raid bios, select the two disks you want to create the array and start the creation process.

I am assuming that the os is already installed on another device and that drivers for the raid card are already installed. Go to disk management and you will need to partition and format your array. You MAY need to restart after you partition the array. Format with ntfs and you are good to go.

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A:Set RAID 5 external SCSI in Disk Management

To use RAID 5 on Windows 2000 Pro you will need a separate RAID controller. Do you have this? Windows 2000 Pro does not support software RAID 5. To implement software RAID 5 you would need a server OS.

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I'm just wondering... I'm setting up a server and planning on having either a RAID0 or a RAID5 array of SCSI disks.

I could potentially use a SCSI RAID1+0 setup for my backup needs, but I've been thinking along different lines. My system drive/array will be around 300 to 450GB in SCSI, and I'm planning on having a large capacity sata disk or two in RAID1 for data...

... while I know I probably can't use the same controllers, is there any cheap and easy way by which I could have the system drive (scsi striped array) mirrored to a dedicated sata drive for backup purposes, such that if I lose the whole striped array at some point, I'll still have a backup of the lost data with which to build a new array to replace it with?

A:Mirror SCSI RAID array to SATA disk?

The good thing about Raid 5 is if one disk starts to die it gives you warning and time to pull it out and rebuild it without missing a lick. If the controller goes you can replace it and your drives will still be fine.

Now if you want to back up your entire network to a SATA array then i would advise investigating Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010). Full backup to a disk array every day and incremementals every 15 minutes, then a tape backup to take to the bank on the weekend.

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It's very confusing. A new motherboard is due for me but this problem solved would extend the use of the Biostar. Why would the Win7 see the device but nothing else?

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A:how to disable acoustic mode in scsi hard disk

Hi kianlie,

This is a feature of some HDDs in order to make them quieter. Unfortunately, because they work by reducing the speed of the drive (according to load), they can make some systems run slow. There are utilities available to turn this feature on and off (where supported), but you will need to get these from the HDD manufacturer's website.

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Hey guys,

I have another idea for a general discussion based on one project I have taken on at work.

Each department at my work has their own budget for expansion, IT needs, etc.. So I have one workgroup which uses a NT4 Server which greatly needed more storage space. They currently have a SCSI array, and when confronted with the cost of expanding the SCSI enviroment all hopes were lost. Quite simply too expensive.

So.. not to cut my depeartment workers short of thier needs, I quickly set out to find another solution. I stumbled upon an IDE ATA 133 RAID controller card. After doing the math, I figured I could give the department 40gigs of mirrored storage (40 x 2) for less than the cost of a single 18.4gig SCSI HD (keep in mind you would need two of these).

I notice that the IDE RAID array does not read quite as fast, but being that this is only a workgroup server and not an enterprise server it is not really a problem.

I have been playing with the IDE RAID array to test the rebuild capabilities, error detection and correction, flexibility, etc.. and the setup has passed with flying colors.

I would like to hear about anyones expiriences with this type of setup, or thoughts.

I'd also like to find out what the actual difference in read time is between SCSI and ATA 100 / ATA 133 arrays.

Let me know what you think.. Want a link to an IDE RAID Controller Card? Only $40! Controlls 4 IDE devices!
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A:General Discussion: IDE RAID vs. SCSI RAID

IDE raid is an attractive option for folks not needing the high-end capabilities of SCSI drives, and speeds are certainly getting better with IDE drives, though not nearly as fast at 15K RPM Ultra-320 SCSI drives. One thing that will improve your array, add one more drive. You'll get the RAID redundancy, but much faster access, reading and writing. With mirroring, writing is actually slower than a single drive, and reading is basically a single drive. With RAID-5, requiring at least three drives, reading and writing will be faster than a single drive.

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I have managed to make ide drive as slave but i dont know how to go abouts installing win98 on scsi, as machine keeps booting to windows, from the slave drive. And when i attempt to install win98 it tries to put it on the ide drive which alwready has it on.
Do i need to disconnect the power supply to the ide hdd?
Does scsi drives have master/slave jumper setting like the ide?

My new hdd is MAG3091LC on this page

A:if i have 1 ide and 1 scsi hard drive how do i install windows on the new scsi hd?

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is there a exe that needs to run or is there a specific driver file that I need to browse to before rescanning for hard drives again ?

My name is the HP Elitebook 840 G1.



A:Windows 8 RAID Install - can't see hard disk

Yes, you have to load RAID with the OS. Then you have to create the RAID sets from 2 or more drives. I THINK you can load IRST RAID program AFTER the OS is loaded but that isn't the way I did it so have no experience of that route.

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I've just recently changed motherboard to the GA-7VAXP with Promise ultra ATA133 raid controller on it and fancy trying out a mirrored raid setup. At the moment I have a 20Gb Maxtor drive thats been fine for a few years and a Quantum Fireball 10Gb. I'm putting the smaller disk into a second system and selling it. With the profits I'm looking at buying a couple of ATA133 driver, probably between 30 and 60gb. Anyone have any recommendations of which disks to use. Access times, cache sizes etc? Looking to spend about £50-70 per drive if possible...
The only online ones I have found which are ATA133 are Maxtor but the system admin at my work says that he has read about compatibility problems with Maxtor drives and Promise Raid controllers. Any suggestions would be most welcome.

A:Hard disk manufacturer recommendations for Raid setup

Ended up opting for the Seagate Barracuda IV 7200 40gb drives

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Hello all. I am in the process of buying four SCSI hard drives. They are Seagate Cheetah, 15,000 rpm 18gb drives to be more exact (Model ST318451FC). I am writing because I would like to set up a RAID array with these SCSI drives, but I have no experience working with SCSI before and I am not sure how to go about this. As far as I can tell, I will need a SCSI RAID PCI controller/adapter (running Windows XP here), cabling to run between drives (the drives just plug into eachother, forming a "chain," correct?), and two terminators at each end of the chain to prevent the signal from bouncing off of the end and resonating back, causing interference.

The problem is, I am having trouble finding a good SCSI RAID PCI controller card. I am confused when I read some of the product descriptions. They claim they can support a certain number of drives (15 for example) but they have only one "channel." For RAID, do I need one channel for each drive? I keep seeing these cards with multiple channels and I don't understand what they are for, or if I could run a RAID array off of an adapter with only a single channel. Please explain!

I have been looking at a card... please tell me if this would fit my idea? Adaptec 2100S.

Also, another question : I see that the card I am looking at claims 160mb/sec maximum transfer rate, although the hard drives seem to be capable of much more. Will this mean I am completely limited to 160mb/sec no matter how many hard drives I ... Read more

A:Fun with SCSI RAID!

Here is an Adaptec card from newegg that is less than 1/2 the price. To set it up put your drives on the card with the terminator plug in the last drive. Enter the raid [not mb] bios and create your array. Since you have 4 disks, I am assuming you are going to setup raid 0/1 stripe and mirror. You will do the partitioning and formatting from your xp or win2k cd. You will need to load the scsi driver during the first part of setup so have the driver on a floppy.

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I have 2 x Small HDD in a RAID 1, I have a single large HDD to replace them.

Should I set the new large HDD up as Raid0 or just as a SCSI device??

How can I duplicate my existing info on the existing Raid1 disks reseting larger partitions for both system and data partions on the new single HDD

I run Server 2000 and Exchange.


A:SCSI /Raid new HDD

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I need the answer to a couple of questions.

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2. If i have raid connections on my motherboard will it work with just one hard drive on it? So just using it as another ide connection.

Thanks in advance

A:scsi and raid

You need SCSI devices to use a SCSI controller card, but a PCI Ultra ATA Controller will improve your hard drive performance greatly.
And, you need at least two hard drives to run RAID.

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Dear all

Can anyone tell me the differences between the different types of SCSI (e.g. Ultra, Ultra wide etc.). All I need to know is which is best in terms of:

Most reliable/least reliable (if this is an issue)

Similarly, what do the different RAID levels mean - which is the best and which is worst.

I'm not a technical person (as you may have guessed) and struggled to understand the SCSI faq.

I need to have this information so I can purchase the fastest and most reliable equipment to function as a webserver.

If this is too much information to ask for in this forum, could you please point me towards a relevant website.

Thank you very much to anyone who can help me out.




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A:SCSI RAID or Firewire?

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A:scsi/raid in vista

Hi firsttimer2

I rather doubt that you've a SCSI controller -- much more likely a SATA hard drive controller, which has RAID capabilities: so it's likely a driver issue, more than anything else (especially if you aren't even using a RAID setup).

If you are using a RAID setup, is it simply in hardware, or did you try a software based RAID? (not so common, since hardware is generally much preferred on PCs). If your RAID is a hardware RAID setup through your motherboard's Bios, Vista just needs a suitable driver for the controller.

To see if one's available, visit the website of your motherboard's manufacturer, and check for Vista drivers (if your RAID or SATA controller is on an add-in PCI card, check the at the card manufacturer's website).

In general, 32-bit drivers are easier to find, 64-bit drivers are less easily found. You'll need the driver that matches your version of Vista.

Not all hardware is compatible with Vista. Nor is a heck of a lot of older software. Why not try a quick run of the Vista Upgrade Advisor, and see if there are any other "gotchas" that you might want to know about -- that might stop Vista Setup dead in its tracks ---

I don't think that Vista has the step, which you might remember from installing XP, to press F6 to supply a Sata driver. It does have a screen, however, for those systems whose controllers it does not recognize during a clean install -- (ah, t... Read more

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A:SCSI/RAID problem

Hi mbfootball47 and welcome to TSF !

If you're not using any SCSI drive and if you don't intend to place your drives in a RAID array I wouldn't bother with it.

What's your motherboard brand and model ?

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A:Scsi Raid Advice !!!

Nice and cheap -

Seems to average around 500$

Unfortunately PCIe has not taken off like I would love it to (outside video). I wonder why since the bus is totally different and IMHO ALOT better.

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A:SCSI/RAID controllers ??

You don't have to install windows before installing the RAID/SCSI drivers. During the first screen it will prompt you to press a key (probably F6) to install third party RAID/SCSI drivers. You will need to insert the floppy or CD with the drivers on it.

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Any body know if a raid card can do a automatic rebuild of a hot spare in a raid 0 (striping)! Thanks

A:hot spare RAID 0 SCSI !!

No, that is plain impossible. Even the term "hot spare" in RAID0 context is meaningless. RAID0 has no redundancy and in case of a drive failure there is nowhere to rebuild the data from. When a disk dries, the array is dead. Any "rebuilding" would be pointless.

If you have a really advanced RAID controller that supports logical drives on top of physical arrays then yes, a hot spare drive can be assigned to a disk array (not a RAID array) and the controller will faithfully "rebuild" all the logical drives using the hot spare. You will still lose all the data that was on the RAID0 logical drive(s) though.

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Name SCSI/RAID Host Controller
Manufacturer Unknown Manufacturer
Status Error
PNP Device ID ACPI\PNPA000\4&5D18F2DF&0
I/O Port 0x0000FFE0-0x0000FFEF
IRQ Channel IRQ 9

i dont know if im missing a driver or wat

i have a msi rx48o neo2-f mobo
running xp

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A:Raid/Scsi Drivers

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Please suggest what all I need to buy and what would be the most economical parts to buy to accomplish this.
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My mobo has 2 HDD slots, how should I go about adding 3rd or 4th HDD?

Thank you.

A:Understanding SCSI and RAID?

does the IDE controller on your Mobo support RAID? If not you will most definitely have to purchase a controller card which does.

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Anyone have any ideas here...

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The logical drive isn't even listed as a boot device in the system's BIOS.
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A:Scsi raid - not seeing as a possible boot device

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A:Need help with SCSI/RAID Host controller.

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Edit: I'll provide any other info if needed. Thanks.

A:SCSI/RAID Host Controller?

We need to know what the make and model of the system and/or the motherboard is to help you find the right driver.

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A:SCSI/RAID Host Controller where is it/ can I get it

?????????????????????????????????Where is it????????????????????????????????????????

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My internet explorer keeps closing every time I open it. Sometimes it also happens with my mozilla Firefox. Right now i'm on Firefox and it's ok but Internet Explorer is still acting up. So I went into device manager to see if anything was wrong and my SCSI/RAID Host Controller had an X on it. I tried to update it and it says, "An error occurred during the installation of the device. The specified service does not exist as an installed service." Any help will do...

P.S. I have another problem. My Windows Update cannot retrieve updates. When I manually search for updates it doesn't go through. It gives me an error. I think that error is related to the Host Controller.

A:SCSI/RAID Host Controller

To me this looks more like some virus infection. Please follow the HJT - 5 steps against malware link in my sig. Go through the 5 steps and read the instructions carefully. Post your final log in a new thread in the HijackThis section and wait for a security tech to review it. Be patient as they are very busy and it can take several days before you get an answer but as soon as you'll get one you'll have quick feedback.

If you have no RAID array and no SCSI drive the missing driver shouldn't be a problem. Find out what your motherboard brand and model is and reinstall the chipset drivers which you'll find on the manufacturer's website. You can use the posting system specs link in my sig to find some programs that will tell you what your motherboard is.

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Did a clean install with OEM Ultimate to a card based SCSI Raid 0. Formatted drive and windows recognizes without drivers. During partitioning windows automatically created two partitions a very small partition and second which is deemed bootable primary. Install went fine and can boot without dvd. Attached a 500 storage drive to the primary (also tried secondary). Bios recognizes it and set last on the boot order. Now system will not boot UNLESS the dvd is in the drive. Installed the OS to that IDE drive and left the OS on the raid - now will boot using the SCSI. Also tried installing the raid cards native drivers (vista based) same result - still creates a phantom partition.

When I looked at the small partition of the RAID it has a bunch of files - bootmgr,etc on the partition. I'm assuming that when the system boots it goes somehow thinks initially the IDE is the start drive. Tried all combinations of start drive in the bios - still does the same thing.

Question: How can I fix this so that I don't have a copy of the OS on both drives. Be more than happy to provide more information if needed.

A:Can't boot without DVD with SCSI Raid Card and IDE


Try a startup repair. You may need to run it as many as 3 times.

Be sure to have the drive attached when you run it.

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I just noticed that in my device manager that SCSI/RAID Host controller was not installed it has a big question mark on my device manager also, CDROM and floppy drive are not functioning though it said that they are already installed and working but still they are not working itried to reinstall them but the problem is still there. I hope someone knows how to silve this problem

by the way im using XP

A:scsi and raid host controllers

Welcome to TechSpot

I assume you got a newly installed/updated OS on your PC. Did you install the drivers that came with the motherboard?

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I have been having problems with a blue screen coming up when i restart my computer that says
problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.


If problems continue, disable or eremove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.

***0x0000000A (0x00000060, 0x0000000z, 0x00000000, 0x804DAJAA

Begin dump of physical memory.
Dump complete.
I have posted this before, but now i think i have found the cause of the problem. My SCSI controllers seem to have disappeared out of my device manager. I have a few emulator programs like clonecd, and alcohol 120, and i know these sometimes mess with these drivers and create virtual ones. I have looked on their message boards and not really found the answer to my problems. I think the reason the SCSI controllers disappeared it because i installed a new video card about 6 months ago, and maybe i just didnt notice the controllers missing until now. Does anyone know how to get these drivers and controllers back? That blue screen is getting really annoying.

A:Raid/SCSI controllers disappeared

Does your system has a build in SCSI controller or an add on SCSI Adapter?
Which device do you have that use SCSI if any (i:e: CD-ROM, Scanner , Hard-drive)?
Does the system detects any SCSI device during the POST?

What is the make, the model and type of SCSI you have on the system?

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Every time I start up Windows, it asks me to install some driver for the SCSI/RAID Host Controller. I can't seem to install it, because something fails in the update/install. I'm not even quite sure what that does, but I do know that it's annoying (pops up every time i startup), and that it has to do with my computer not being able to stand by anymore (at least I think)

I don't know very much about this stuff, so if I need to post something else, I will

A:SCSI / RAID Host Controller

I bet the install fails because you have no drives connected to the controller. Correct me if i'm wrong. A simple solution would be to disable the controller in the BIOS.

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We are trying to install Windows Server 2003 on a server. The server is all SCSI excpet for the floppy. It is completely blank right now. We can boot w/ a boot disk and access the floppy drives, but we cant get access to the hard drive(s) so windows will not install. I need some kind of raid driver to allow me to access them so that I can install from the cd.

I would really appreciate it if someone has a suggestion on how to get this up and running. If you need any more info let me know.



A:Server 2003 on SCSI RAID

Oh, and I believe that the raid controller is made by adaptec if that matters.

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My Wife has a dell Inspiron 6ooo running XP. I was going through her hardware in the device manager when I noticed a problem with the SCSI Raid Controller device. It says that the ATVFSNSLF IDE Controller is not working properly and shows a yellow explanation point next to it. I tried updating the driver, but it always says there was a problem installing this hardware. I tried rolling back, but wouldn't let me do that. I have a very similar laptop (9300) and my raid controller is a VOB Instant Drive controller. I tried downloading this driver, but it comes in s sys file and I had no idea how to open it. I went to the Dell site, but couldn't find another driver. What exactly is the SCSI raid controller and would it be having any adverse effects on her computer. Any tips would be appreciated.

A:SCSI and Raid Controller problem

This system that I'm on...reflects such controller...because I'm using an additional PCI card to allow me to connect additional drives. In my case, the system itself does not provide RAID capability, but PCI card does. In your case, it's possibly built into the system but the function itself may not apply unless the user/owner employs a RAID.As to the item you specified...Google draws a blank: Your search - ATVFSNSLF - did not match any documents. I would recheck that. listed a reference in Device Manager that cannot be traced...and the laptop in question makes no mention at all of RAID or SATA capability. SATA drives are viewed in some BIOSes as SCSI.I think you have a mystery, maybe someone else can shed some light on this.LouisEdit: seems that VOB Instant not really a controller for hardware, but a controller for a virtual drive. you have a similar program installed on your wife's system...that might explain the DM reference. That's just a guess.

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First of all, Ive been searching the forums, and all of the suggested solutions doesnt work for me.

I realized that the SCSI/RAID host controller were missing when i installed a program called tuneup utilities.

Ive been having problems with itunes, when transferring songs to my iphone, the computer would suddenly start to lag, stop transffering, and my cpu usage were like 80-90%, and I had to reboot.

I suspect the problem to be related to these SCSI/RAID controllers.

Ive tried updating my bios and this doesnt help either.

Tried troubleshooting through windows, updating drivers through windows, with no luck...

PLEASE help me, this is getting so irritating!

My comp specs:

AMD Phenom 8750 triple core
2 X SATA Hdd
Geforce 9800 GT
Motherboard ASUS M2N68

A:Scsi/Raid Host Controller - HELP

Quote: Originally Posted by rasmusbrun


First of all, Ive been searching the forums, and all of the suggested solutions doesnt work for me.

I realized that the SCSI/RAID host controller were missing when i installed a program called tuneup utilities.

Ive been having problems with itunes, when transferring songs to my iphone, the computer would suddenly start to lag, stop transffering, and my cpu usage were like 80-90%, and I had to reboot.

I suspect the problem to be related to these SCSI/RAID controllers.

Ive tried updating my bios and this doesnt help either.

Tried troubleshooting through windows, updating drivers through windows, with no luck...

PLEASE help me, this is getting so irritating!

My comp specs:

AMD Phenom 8750 triple core
2 X SATA Hdd
Geforce 9800 GT
Motherboard ASUS M2N68

Hi and Welcome

First you need to install the raid driver, second trash tuneup utilities, then you may be able to address the itunes issue. Btw what version of itunes are you using? Itunes needs ver 9 or higher to sync correctly
Ken J+

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Pentium 4
256 mb
60 gb
Windows XP

After burning a cd and cancelling before completion, my cd/cdr drive would not read anything. I checked for errors and found nothing. I reinstalled and restarted my pc but the problem continued. The CD Rom drive busy light no longer blinks like it used to and it also doesn't read any type of cds at all. Now the busy light simply stays on solid without blinking whenever opened or a cd is being attempted to be read. But after relooking at the device manager I noticed that my SCSI controller had a yellow explanation mark and a code 10 error. Stupid me went straight to the windows help me link and it stated to uninstall and reinstall device. I uninstalled but now my install wizard can't find the device. I didn't write down the name of the SCSI controller so I have no clue which one to select from the list. Can you help me out guys? Where can I go to find out which SCSI controller I deleted, maybe on a log of some sort. I hope once I fx this that it solves my CD rom drive reading error. Thank you for your help.

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scsi raid host controller

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Everytime I start my computer, SCSI/RAID Host Controller is trying to install. I press next and suddenly it says that there has been an error. I have no idea what to do. This error appeared first when I re-installed Windows XP.

A:SCSI/RAID Host Controller

Often xp can't install raid drivers unless they are integrated into the installation disk or installed with a floppy disk from the prompt F6 while installing windows.So we would need to know is this a laptop or s desktop?is it a desktop with floppy drive(unusual these days)Do you have this driver?.In the device manager is there yellow question or exclamation mark there,if so what against and have you tried reinstalling this driver?

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I get this error when trying to update to Windows 7.

These devices might not work properly after the upgrade. Before upgrading, we recommend updating the drivers for these devices. Cancel the upgrade, open Control Panel and search for "update device drivers", or go to the device manufacturer's website to search for updated drivers.Storage controllers: SCSI/RAID Host Controller

These programs might not work properly after the upgrade. We recommend uninstalling these programs before upgrading. Cancel the upgrade, open Control Panel, and search for "uninstall a program". (Note: Programs marked as * can be safely reinstalled after the upgrade.
SCSI Pass Through Direct

But when I search for updates for the devices but nothing comes up. Can anyone help?

A:SCSI/RAID Host Controller

Quote: Originally Posted by Benj

I get this error when trying to update to Windows 7.
But when I search for updates for the devices but nothing comes up. Can anyone help?

Please post your system specs under your User Profile - not in this thread, but in your profile.

I will conclude that you are searching for updates using Windows Update. If so, this is not the right place to look.

*Device Manager uses the same files as Windows Update

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Im running a pentium 4 PC with Windows XP pro. All has been fine until yesterday where it took a long time to boot. It went through the usual boot sequence and displayed the black xp screen but then the screen goes black and it sits for about a minute before going on to the blue windows logon screen. I checked my device manager and my SCSI/RAID host controller has an exclamation next to it and it says its unrecognised and 'This device cannot start. (Code 10)' I havent installed any new hardware or software recently.

Why has it suddenly done this and how can i fix it?

I tried a system restore but this didnt do anything. Is it broken or will a restore from the recovery cd fix the problem?

Please help

A:SCSI/RAID host controller

Code 10 errors are common. Try uninstalling the device then reboot. When a new device is detected reinstall the latest drivers for it. If you still get a code 10 you may have a hardware problem.

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How to load win7 on scsi raid systems? the drives aint recognise

i had to load sata drivers for my portege laptop m400

what drivers do i need? raid or scsi from dell?

poweredge 1800/2800

A:How to load win7 on scsi raid systems?

you need the drivers for the SCSI controller that is in your machine.
Could be Adaptec, LSI or some other manufacturer.

you may have to enable Interrupt 19 in the BIOS as well if it isn't already turned on.

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I have a problem with one of my computers, it stopped recognizing my cdrom drive.
i have an intel motherboard DG33BU that have one IDE slot that i connect the cdrom to it as a Master.
the cdrom drive is not recognized even in the BIOS even after i restored it to default settings, in the feild of cd/dvd drive it say no optical drive... i tried changing IDE cable and even changed the cdrom but it still didnt recognized it.
in the device manager i can see that there is one device not detected properly and it says SCSI/RAID Host Controller with a yellow exlamantion mark and in its properties it shows error code 39.
i tried to uninstall and reinstall that device but with no success, i tried to modify the registry according to some recommendation in other forums but it didnt help.
the computer had daemon tools installed on it. and few spyware programs installed on it.
i cant format the HD since i cant reinstall the OS since i dont have a cdrom and i dont think it will help anyway since the BIOS doesnt recognize the CDROM.

I'd appriciate it if someone can suggest a solution for this problem.


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Hi i have dell power edge 2600 server ,today my server raid showing problem at that i need dell Scsi raid controller driver.

A:Dell SCSI RAID controller driver

How old are your hard drives?

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I have been having some trouble with a device in my device manager its labeled scsi/raid host controller sometimes it has a red x or sometimes a yellow !, but i have noticed it because ive been trying to burn some documents on a couple of cds and its not letting me use any programs like imgburn, clonecd, nero, but i dont know if this has anything to do with it or not because dont know what a raid controller is.
I have a HP Compaq nc6000 Notebook PC running on Windows XP Pro (SP3)
Let me know if you need any more info , but if you find me a helpful fix for this could you still explain what this item is and what was wrong in the first place, im kindof curious.

A:SCSI/RAID Host Controller problems

This is a SATA controller. Usually for a hard drive or CD/ DVD drive. Try updating the driver by going to your computer manufacturers web site and downloading the driver.Is the burner drive showing up in the Device Manager?

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I have a Dell precision 530 which has a Fujitsu MAN3367MP SCSI hard drive

i found another identical HDD and want to install it and set them up in RAID 0 but when i connect them the drives are not found



any help please so i can get the drives to configure in RAID 0 ???

The machine works fine with a single drive but i need help with settings for RAID

Is any additonal drivers required to be installed into the computer as well - NO

A:Solved: SCSI HDD jumper settings RAID 0

Under the product specs, I do not see a raid controller. Are you even sure your system supports raid?

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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 am seeing horrid performance on my backups since I built my server.

The server is a Dell PowerEdge 2850. OS = Win Server 2003 Enterprise (all updates).

My tape drive is an HP Ultrium LTO 4 SCSI internal. However, it's actually external to the server, and installed in a rack box. So it uses the external 68-pin VHDCI.

The card it's connected to is a PERC 4/DC U320 PCIe SCSI RAID controller from DELL. It's on channel 1. Nothing else is connected to this controller. The HD array uses the built in RAID controller on the mobo.

I'm using Symantec Backup Exec 12. I've tried both HP and Symantec drivers and I'm still only getting about 80 MB/min. That's unbelievably slow.

Now my question: is the slow performance due to the fact that the tape drive is connected to a RAID controller instead of a plain old U320 SCSI HBA? I wouldn't have thought it would make that much of a difference, but maybe I don't understand the processing differences between the two types of SCSI cards. I thought there was only a problem with this setup if a HD array was also being used on the same controller.

Can someone explain if this is a problem, and why?


A:Tape Drive on SCSI RAID Controller?

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For some reason whenever i try and get updates from i am always told that my windows update feature is disabled. I've tried changing it by running services.msc in the run tab but every time i change windows update to automatic 2 seconds later it switches to disabled.

I also can't figure out why i can't update the drivers for my SCSI & RAID controllers. whenever I try and click update drivers, it says that there was some sort of error and that the driver could not be updated.

I've tried starting my computer up in safe mode but i can't even do that. Every time i try and start it up in safe mode a long list of errors come up giving addresses to file locations in my system32 files.

I've tried a lot of different things but nothing seems to work. So hopefully maybe someone can diagnose my problem by taking a look at my Hijackthis log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:11:43 PM, on 7/8/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
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A:Windows Update and SCSI & RAID controllers

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Okay--I do not know very much about computers, so if I ask any "dumb" questions, I apologize in advance...

My Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop (running Windows XP) started having issues with the DVD/CD drive a few months ago, where it didn't want to open. It finally resolved itself, but now it won't recognize any discs I put in it. It'll make sounds like it's reading the DVD or whatever, but does nothing else.

To try and find out what was going on, I went to my device manager and found an exclamation point (much like the icon I chose for this thread) under "SCSI and RAID controllers", and it came up with "error 28--unknown device". It says the drivers aren't installed. I don't know how this happened so spontaneously, but anyway... I'm pretty sure this is why my DVD/CD drive doesn't work, but have no clue as to how to fix it. I move around a lot (switching dorms, etc.), so all my installation software discs got lost, and as a result, I can't reinstall XP.


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I just accuired an old server and I would like to connect an IDE CD Burner to it. The problem is that the Current ribbon/connection appears to be SCSI and my IDE ribbon is too small to connect to the board. Is there any way around this?

Thanks in advance

A:SCSI Raid Board to connect IDE Ribbon

You could buy a PCI IDE controller card like this one:

Make sure it supports CD-ROM/ATAPI drives and not only IDE hard drives.

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hi, i face some problem with my scsi/raid host controller. i dun have this controller but i accidentally install raid controller driver. now i wanted to uninstall this scsi/raid host controller in my device manager but whenever i uninstall it, my computer will fail to boot up. in my device manager, there is a yellow exclamation mark beside the scsi/raid host controller facing code 12 resource problems. if i never uninstall the scsi/raid host controller, my secondary n primary ide channel will face problems too. n i my cd rom disappear. can someone help me with this problem. thank alot

A:SCSI/RAID host controller problem

It will all depend on what computer you have????
What scsi card you have????
And what version of windows you are using????

It is not possible to diagnose a fault without at least a little information!!!!

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Hello everyone. I am new here. My name is Julie but everyone at the the place where I volunteer calls me GeekGirl. I build desktops and servers for a non-profit org.

I recently purchased an intel server from a computer website. It's pretty decent. My big problem is the scsi card. It's a adaptec 3400s scsi raid card. It's really nice or at least it was really nice. I saw that the bios was out-dated and tried to update it. I followed the instructions to the letter. Everything seemed to go fine. It said the new settings wouldn't take hold until I rebooted, so I did that. And then nothing. The computer was clearly booting but there was nothing on the screen. Fans running and all the hard drives were spinning up. I just couldn't see anything. So I pulled the card and now it's fine, but I would really like to use this card. Does anyone know what I can do to fix it?

Thanks, Julie

A:adaptec 3400s scsi raid card

this is a commen issue with raid cards. i once had an issue with a scsi raid card with an IBM server. what u can do is get the drivers for the scsi raid card for your server & put in floppy disk & boot to it, that should fix it.
please feedback

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Been trying to setup 2 new sata drives in a raid 0 array using the onboard raid controller on my Chaintech 7njl6 mobo with nforce 2 chipset. Finally got the drives recognized by downloading the samsung utility to scale them back down to 1.5 gb/s, got the array setup but windows does not recognise it.

Windows shows the SCSI/RAID Host Controller as new hardware and cannot find drivers for it, pulling up the found new hardware window on every start. I cannot find drivers for it on my own and the array isn't functioning otherwise. The array does not show up in disk manager or in my computer, but on boot the array is listed as healthy.

Been scouring the internet unable to find any drivers specific to my mobo, nforce 2, or the raid controller that is listed on boot "NVIDIA RAID 4.53 DRIVER".

I've overcome so many roadblocks getting it this far, would hate to have to tack nvidia support at this point.

Could this have something to do with the windows setup thing where it says f6 to load raid drivers? im not trying to put an os on the array, but i tried that anyways and it said i would have to have a specific disk for the device.

A:SCSI/RAID Host Controller not functioning

nVidia (and many other) drivers can be auto detected from this post links:

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Hello all!

sice 1 week ago i bought a "new" mainboard along with a new processor

mainboard type: K8Upgrade-NF3 from ASROCK
Processor type 64 bit AMD sempron 2800+

...i lost my DRIVER CD that came with my mainboard .. so ... i downloaded the drivers from AsRock Web site ... till now .. all good (installed windwos ... drivers .. internet connections .. printers .. everithing ... ! !

SO my problem is :

when i start the computer i have this error ... : NEW SCSI/RAID Host Controller Found !

do u want to install the driver .. i press yes .. and : "There was a problem installing this hardware : SCSI/RAID Host Controller , An error occured during the installation of the device, The specified service does not exists as an installed service "

i don't know exactly what SCSI/RAID Host Controller is .. but .. i know i don't have ANY Raid or SCSI HARDWARE on my computer ! ! !

Can U help please?

P.S. I post the HARDWARE DEVICE MANAGER and the ERROR in this print screen


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Hey Guys,
So long story short, a friend of mine plugged in a hard drive to my raid array while the computer was on, There was a spark, Raid card lost its bios.

Ive been running the computer (M. Board Exc is all fine) but want to get my raid controller and a raid array back up and working.

Ive got a HP netraid 4m controller. 128mb. Its a pci card. Every time I try to power up with harddrives attaches to it i get "Fatal Error: Controller kernel Panic !!"

w/o the hard drives attached the kernel starts but it states no bios is installed. So I go to hp, download the firmwear, install it on 2 floppies, try to run it at boot.... and nada.
Any ideas?
Edit:: O ya, on a additional note, the computer only recognizes 2gb's of the 4gb's of ram. The ram is 2gb sticks that has to be installed in matching pairs to run....

Running windows 7.

A:SCSI Raid Card Not working/Bios?

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Hello, I have an old HP NetRAID4 controller and can not seem to get XP to see the drives. I loaded XP on an IDE HD and windows will recognize the RAID correctly. But I cant seem to install XP ON the raid itself.

Set the bios, have loaded the drivers(f6 setup),and XP says there are no Hard drives to install on. Anyone know what Im missing here?

A:Solved: howto install XP on SCSI RAID

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Hi everyone,

I bought a used ibm eserver that came with 2 hot swappable 18 gig hard drives.

I decided to upgrade it and bought there raid 5 pci module and got 3 135 gb hard drives

I plan to install ubuntu on it . My questions are:

- do i have to setup Raid 5 and install 3 hard drives before I should install ubuntu
-what makes a drive hot swappable...the drive or the tray it is in
- is there a special screw driver that is used to open the screws off the SCSI trays...coudnt get 2 out

A:Raid 5, Scsi harddrives, IBM x225 question

normally, you create the RAID configuration and THEN install the OS.
I would research the IBM eServer config info on the subject.

the hot-swap feature is in the hardware; there's nothing for you to do.

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I'm having a problem with the computer being very slow at startup... it can take 20 minutes for Windows to start. After I start up there's a yellow ! mark in the device manager under SCSI/RAID controller stating that it cannot find a driver. I have a Gigabyte K8VM800M rev2 motherboard/ AMD Athalon 64 3400+/2gig RAM running Windows XP professional SP2/using DSL router through an ethernet connection.I tried uninstalling the device and restarting.. but it always comes back.I re-loaded the motherboard drivers with the CD provided by Gigabyte... it tells me all the drivers are already installed.I had ZoneAlarm Security Suite 2007, but when I checked the settings the Virus Protection was off. No matter what I do it won't let me turn the virus protection on.I uninstalled ZoneAlarm and installed the free version of BitDefender. I cannot run a full scan with BitDefender... the program errors out 1/2 way through the scan and stopsI loaded AdAware... it too cannot run through a full scan, about 1/2 way through it tries to send an error report back to Lavasoft but cannot access the internet (although my internet access still works) so I have to close the program.I can run SpyBot Search & Destroy... it found 18 tracking cookies and was clean on the 2nd scan.Ran CCleaner and defragmented the hard drive.I'm not sure if I have a hardware problem or a real mean virus. Looking for advice on how I could determine which one it is.Here's the Hijack this log:Logfil... Read more

A:Slow Computer Startup.. No Scsi/raid Controller

Hi flanman.Slow Computer ? Bleeping Computer - Slow Computer ChecklistComputer and browser slowness are not always malware related:

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Scsi/raid host controller drivers problem

A:Facing problem wih Scsi/raid host controller

What are these problems?

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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 just noticed in device manager that my driver for the SCSI/RAID Host Controller wasn't present. Not sure what it means since I am not using and RAID or SCSI hardware. I tried installing VIA drivers for my mother board which is an ABIT KD7; chekc out my signature for the rest of my specs. That didn't fixc the driver problem. I triedin installing ADAPTEC drivers from their website and no luck that exclamation mark saying there are no drivers present is driving me insane. It was there before and I am not sure why it is still there. All I did was move my net work and sound card to the lowest PCI slot in my tower so my video card gets more air from my fron intake fan at the front of my case. I hope someone knows how I can solve this problem.


A:SCSI/RAID Host Controller Driver Problem???

Taken from ABIT KD7

RAID 0/1/0+1 (KD7-RAID)
Supports the most advanced ATA133 HDDs with RAID 0/1/0+1 onboard HPT372 RAID controller enables enhanced functionality and HDDs performance without the cost of additional add-on cards.Click to expand...

If you do not use it, it is not necessary to install drivers for it ( you might even be able to deactivate it from the BIOS ).

If you do not feel comfortable with the exclamation point in the Device Manager, install these -> Highpoint HPT372 Drivers v2.34 for 98/ME/NT/2K/XP

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My PC has gone a little wierd, it continually reboots. This started today after a reboot was required after MS auto updates had been installed, it just reboots gets almost to the desktopstage and then reboots again.

I've ran various scans in safemode and not found anything, system restored to an earlier date, which managed to get me started, until I had to reboot for my Kaspersky AV to reconfigure, then the same over and over again.

So back to safe mode, and I noticed in device manager that H+H Virtual CD controller SDK had the yellow (!) next to it, so I tried to update the driver, couldn't so I unistalled it, thinking I could get it back later. I had on my system magicISO which I also got rid of it, as I thought that may be causing the problem. The magicSO 'harware' was also, ahem,, unistalled from the SCSI and RAID controller section.

Its an OEM version of windows XP MCE which I dont have the disk for, nor the recovery disks (as motherboard has since been replaced, so wouldn't work).

Any help greatfully received.

A:(Resolved) continual reboots - SCSI and RAID Controller?

mine's doing the same thing, only I can't get it to boot in safe mode. I haven't run chkdisk yet so I'll try that today. So far what I've done is:

disconnect my 2nd drive (it as linux on it)
boot from cd
ran "fixmbr" and "fixboot"

still no luck . . .

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Hi i hope someone can help me, my computer is coming up with the

Found New Hardware Wizard

then it goes on to say about installing scsi/raid host controller but the thing is i dont have a scanner so why is this coming up?

I am using windows xp, pentium 4(3.02ghz), 512 ram(ddr), i have an inno 3d graphics card all my drivers have been installed using the cds provided when i put together the pc, so what is going on, thanks for the help.

A:SCSI/RAID controller Host ... i dont have a scanner? HUH?

There is more to SCSI than scanners, actually scanners are the lesser functionality of the SCSI bus. And sometimes some things are called SCSI even when they are not

Do you have a RAID controller. Or a SATA controller? Or did you install some virtual CD software like Alcohol or Daemon Tools?

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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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I recently bought a PCI ATA 133 RAID Card from Compusa so I could add an Iomega ZIP drive to my computer without loosing one of my other drives. I learned that it wouldn't work that way, so I connected my primary slave hard drive to the RAID card and made the ZIP drive the new PS drive.Everything works fine. But what I want to do now is somewhat complicated.I currently run Windows XP Pro SP2 on the Primary Master drive (hereafter, "drive 1") and I use the second hard drive (which used to be the PS but now is connected to the RAID card) for storage (hereafter, "drive 2"). Both drive have a single partition formatted in NTFs.I want to setup a dual boot with Windows 98SE/XP Pro. I know that Windows 98 must be on the first partition of the boot drive. So, I want to move Drive 1 to the RAID card then create a FAT32 partition on Drive 2 where I will install Windows 98. What makes it so complicated: I really, really do not want to have to reformat, repartition or otherwise damage the data on either drive, though the data on Drive 2 could be burned to a CD and restored after any such formatting. Additionally, my experience with RAID setups is extremely limited. Any help would be appreciated. My head starts hurting even when I'm just thinking about this.

A:Two Ide Drives, One Scsi Raid Pci Card, Dual Booting

First off, don't add the Zip drive to the primary IDE channel as it probably works at only 33MHz. This will force your primary IDE master device, the boot hard drive, to slow down from 100MHz to 33MHz. You didn't say why you didn't hook up your zip drive to the secondary IDE channel, but I suppose its because you already have 2 optical drives occupying it.

You might try moving what is now your slave optical drive to the RAID controller and configure it to be a master, then configure the zip drive to be the slave device on the secondary IDE channel. You also didn't say why the zip drive didn't work on the RAID controller. It should have worked, other than for the fact that zip drives have always been problematic to hook up.

As for creating a dual-boot setup, you may have to bite the bullet and be prepared to wipe drive 1, create 2 partitions on it and format the first physical partition to use FAT for 98SE and the second to be NTFS for XP. This can all be done by using an XP install disk without actually installing XP into the first partition. Once the partitions are set up, install '98 onto the first partition. Then install XP onto the second partition. XP is smart enough to detect the existing '98 OS and pop up a screen at boot time to select which OS you want to boot up.

Note that this configuration keeps drive 2 unchanged as the slave device on the primary IDE channel. I hope this helps.

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Hi ;

I recently hit a snag when I restarted my pc after it bsod as I was running a Prevx scan. It would not boot and I had an error saying that Windows cannot find....\WINDOWS\System32\Config\System error saying I can attempt to repair the corrupted file through running a repair using the "R" function...something like that.....

Fact is I cannot run an "R" on that pc since I only slipstreamed the VIA driver into a custom installation and I do not have a floppy drive to use for "hit F6 to install third party SCSI RAID drivers..." What a drag....

A good thing I have an image back-up and restored my partition image.

Along this line may I ask,

Is there a way to install a third party SCSI RAID driver by not using a floppy but a USB when hitting the F6? Is there a way to install it other than a floppy drive or slipstreaming?

Is via a USB possble? If so, how can it be done?

The original Windows XP cd does not have the drivers in it th reason for slipstreaming it to a custom installation disc. Can't run an "R" if Windows cannot see the drive....I get an:

"Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer..etc..etc..Setup cannot continue. To quit setup press F3."

Thank you and looking forward to some tips about it.


A:Hit F6 to install third party SCSI RAID drivers question

It can be done with a USB floppy drive. I understand that your BIOS will need to support USB/floppy emulation, but I think most modern BIOS's do.

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I have one Emachines PC running Win XP Pro and the other day after installing a Ximeta NDAS found that I cannot access the hard drive. Troubleshooting indicates that the heading for SCSI and RAID Controllers in Device Manager is gone. I suspect that this is why my Ximeta is unable to been seen by that machine. My NDAS admin option gives me the error: offline 000014FF. It does not help if I reset the HD or reboot my PC, I just can't get communication going between the two.

Has anyone run into this problem and found a resolution short of reinstalling Windows? I really don't want to reinstall Windows just for that. Is there a shortcut to fixing this problem?

My Emachines model T3095 specs:
AMD Sempron 3000+ Processor (2 Ghz), 512 MB of RAM, 333 Mhz FSB, 512 KB L2 cache, 80 GB HD, NVIDIA® nForce™ 2 chipset, 10/100Mbps integrated Ethernet LAN.

Thanks for your feedback.


A:Solved: Win XP: SCSI and RAID controllers gone in Device Manager

Update on my problem: additional research indicates that the Nvidia nForce2 chipset may have a built-in firewall and it is not something that I can turn off like any other firewall known (i.e., windows, Zone Alarm, etc.). I suspect that this is the reason why my Ximeta hard drive can't be found. Therefore, I went to the last resort: used the USB connection in the Ximeta box in order to do my backup of that PC. At least that works!


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Hi I went onto my Device Manager to try and sort out my DVD play Troubles and i came Across 'SCSI/RAID Host Controller' and it had a Yellow '!' over it - it's playing up can anyone tell me what it is? what it does and what i should do please

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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. 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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Before I started on this project all my system worked. I replaced an older Plexwriter with a used Samsung CD r/rw and discovered my Windows XP home edition is giving me an error message about not loading the drivers. I have exhausted all my thoughts and trial and error attempts to resolve this. I am sure it has something to do with the IDE controller configuration, but I can't figure out how to solve it. No replies, I give up!

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Ok, so I have a regular gaming PC that I like to run Scsi drives on, so I went all out and bought a 350$ pci express Dell Poweredge X8 Raid controller. And, of course, I have a few questions here.

1. this might sound dumb, but the card is x8 speed, is it ok to have it hooked into a x16 slot? and should i change the timing of the slot to x8 in bios?

2. I have 2 36gb 15k rpm scsi drives attached to this raid controller. I want the maximum performance possible, i dont care at all about data integrity or anything else, and i love to multitask, e.g., run a virus scan while burning a dvd and playing rainbow six: vegas. I have a dual core amd cpu. I have a read a bit about raid in here, but it seems different for every system, would you advise using raid 0 or 1? and GPT or MBR for the partition type? (i dont run a server)

3. I am wondering which drive i should install windows vista to now: my sata 2 drive, or my raided scsi drives? i will use one for gaming, and the other drive for the OS. at the moment i use the raid scsi drives for my games, IDE for storage, and my sata 2 drive for vista.

4. since i installed this poweredge card, my system has heated up by about 6 degrees celsius. should i raise/lower voltage on my psu, or just add some cooling?

5. feel free to comment on anything else i might have missed, lol.

btw, before i formatted the raid drives in windows, i got an 81.2 mb/s read time in HD Tach, and after i partitioned them, it dropped to 41.2! now i am really wonderi... Read more

A:Dell Poweredge Scsi Raid Controller - Multiple Questions...

Well, though it is an 8x card, it should work fine. The port should automatically detect. As far as the setup, I would believe you should put the vista drive as a sata, and storage as scsi in a MBR environment on a raid 0. About the heat, just add a fan or 2, cant ever go wrong on fans lol. And about the partition, instead of making seperate drives, make it a large drive, with all of your different files in folders, instead of drives.

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Let me start by saying I know some basic computer stuff, enough to get me in trouble but not enough to help myself out of a jam, here's how the story goes.

Ok my computer was not being able to connect to the internet. So I called my ISP and they told me to uninstall my Ethernet Gigabit Connector in device manager (why I dont know) so I did, and when I tried to reinstall it, it had a yellow exclamation point on it and so did the SCSI Raid Controller. I have since found a driver to fix the Ethernet part of it but the SCSI Raid controller is still with a yellow exclamation point and everytime I go to reinstall it it says it has encountered an error. I have tried rebooting, going to ASUS website to get a new driver and searching everywhere on the internet...all to no avail.

I go to the cmd prompt and I have no IP address, and when I type in ipconfig/renew I get nothing but timed out as well. This is a second computer I'm using to ask this question on which is connected and working fine once I bypassed the router and went straight to the modem with it. Any help is appreciated...thanks in advance.

A:SCSI Raid host controller yellow exclamation point

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Every time I install Daemon Tools my pc runs totally slow (need 20 sec to open window), this is happening for all versions that were released in last 4 years, magic iso, power iso and alcohol runs perfect.

I have mb Abit NF7-SL and I have lost original cd, the problem is that on abit web page there is no such model and I cant find original drivers anywhere. Drivers from model NF7-S V2.0 works but lousy. Soundstorm drivers and program are different and volume fluctuates from low to high at times. And I need to have boot diskette for SATA hd after formatting. Im telling this cause I cannot update mb drivers cause there isnt any, I have the newest but they are not originaly for my mb.

Other problem I got is message 'Found New Hardware Wizard' saying I need to install SCSI/RAID Host Controller. I got nvraid_v103.exe from abit web page but nothing changes. And if I run install software automaticly I got this error message "There was a problem installing this hardware: AZQZOBRY IDE Controller".

Graphic drivers also are not from original cd.

my configuration is:
Windows XP sp2
Abit NF7-SL
Athlon XP 2500+
Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 120GB SATA
Sapphire Atlantis Radeon 9600 XP
Leadtek PVR 2000 XP
Linksys Wireless-G PCI 1x

mb is this:

Please help me!

A:Daemon Tools and SCSI/RAID Host Controller problem please help

Welcome to TSF....

If you can get on-line with this computer then use Windows Update and go thru Custom search and then find the updates on the left side that should be under hardware or something to that effect you might find the hardware updates for the computer there, if not then find the make and model of the motherboard and go to that manufacturers web site to get the proper drivers needed.

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My Cd rom drive does not seem to work.
It opens fine but once it is closed my screen goes blank and there is no D drive found in the my computer folder.
In Device manager there is a yellow exclamation mark next to the SCSI/RAID host controller and once looked at states a error message with code 39. The manufacturer is unknown.
I have contacted Fujitsu which asked me to check if the screen goes blank when using the cd drive in BIOS mode, which it doesnt. They then claimed it was a software problem so they could not help me!
My computer and op info is:
fujitsu siemens amilo m1415g
Microsoft Windows XP
Home edition
Version 2002
Service pack 2

Manufacturered and Supported by:
Fujitsu Siemens Computers
Intel (R) Pentium(R) M
processor 1.73GHz
796 MHz, 512 MB of RAM
Please help!!!

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I got the BSoD 0x7B error with Inaccessible_Boot_Device after a server re-start. When I tried to run Set-up -- Repair it ran thru loading files from the 3 start-up floppies then it gave message "Could not locate CD-Rom" .
The set up does say it finds the Adaptex adapter card.
At first I thought there was something wrong with the boot partion sector.
The machine also will not boot from the Emerency Repair Disk.

I'm confused-- does this seem like a problem with the SCSI RAID adapter card? If it is bad can I just plug in another similar one from a spare machine? ; Or are there settings unique to each card?

I'm a notes developer who is trying to cover for our NT admin who quit, so I really am out of my depth here when it comes to NT administation.


A:{Advice Offered} - Novice needs Help: NT Server 4 Inaccessible_Boot_Device w/ SCSI RAID adapter


OK... having a look in technet, here are a few things that poped out:<ul>

Just as the name implies, this error indicates that Windows NT is having trouble reading from the hard disk. This error can be caused by a faulty device driver or a bad small computer systems interface (SCSI) terminator. If you’ve checked for these problems, but are still receiving the error, check to make sure that a virus hasn’t destroyed your boot sector.
<LI> When performing an upgrade, Sound Blaster SCSI cards or PCI SCSI cards might cause your monitor to display a blue screen with the message INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE. This means that the BIOS assigned the SCSI card an interrupt that is already being used. Physically remove the card before reinstalling it. Or, remove the driver during the text mode portion of Setup, and then reinstall it after the installation or upgrade is complete.

This Stop message, also known as Stop 0x7B, indicates that Windows 2000 lost access to the system partition during the startup process. This error always occurs while the system is starting and cannot be debugged because it generally occurs before the operating system has loaded the debugger.

Interpreting the Message

The four parameters listed in the message are defined in order of appearance as follows: <ol>
<LI> Address of a Unicode string data structure representing the Advanced RI... Read more

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Hi All!

I'm new here, so I'm guessing as to which forum this should go in. Please forgive if I've put it in the wrong place!

I'm having some issues with my desktop computer. Over the past few months it's been running slower and slower, especially online and especially when streaming graphics are concerned. Webkinz runs rediculously slow, and movies on youtube are pretty much unwatchable.

There was also this odd problem of the computer not being able to properly boot from "off". It would run through the RAM test and identify the various hardware (disk drives, CD ROM, DVD, etc) and then freeze indicating that I needed to insert a boot disk (or something like that). I'd then give it a CTRL ALT DEL and it would run through the startup just fine. I'm sorry that I can't remember the exact error message, but the problem seems to have disappeared after the below actions were completed.

I started trying to fix things by clearing room on my harddrive. I'm not much of a computer tech, but I figured a fuller harddrive might cause some issues. I got rid of all my music and video files and backed up all my photos and deleted them. I also removed everything "superfluous" that I could find (e.g. RealPlayer, Java, Adobe, etc). There was no effect.

I use an ATI Radeon 9800 video card, so I thought maybe if I reinstalled, or at least updated the drivers, that might help. I use Omega drivers. There was no increase in performance.

It was whi... Read more

A:Really slow working desktop PC. Possible SCSI/RAID host controller problem?

I got the Video card incorrect... it's a 9600, not a 9800.

Anyways, attached are the Everest report, screen shot of the hardware profile and txt files containing some of the error messages. There were a lot more error messages on application events, so I've taken just the most recent.


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Yesterday I woke up to find my computer had bluescreened overnight. scsiport.sys was in the bsod message, and the stop error code was 7a.


(Click to consult the online MSDN article.)
A page of kernel data was not found in the pagefile and could not be read into memory. This might be due to incompatible disk or controller drivers, firmware, or hardware.

* Windows NT 4.0 Setup Troubleshooting Guide {KB 126690} NT 4 (Recommendations for the current error message are buried down inside this article, which isn’t necessarily limited to NT 4.)
* Connecting a Hard Disk Drive in Slave Only Mode Leads to System Halt During Resume From Standby {KB 330100} Win XP SP1 (Windows installed on a slave drive.)
* BIOS Manufacturers Should Not Clear the IDE Decode Enable Bit in _STM ACPI Method {KB 913379} Win 2000, Win XP, Server 2003, Vista



The system has preformed fairly flawlessly up to this, save for a CPU fan error which I may have caused in testing (note to self: never detach a system fan while the computer is running JUST to see if the fan readout/warning system works....) and bluescreens a while back because I had both DVD drives set to cable select.

I rebooted several times and the system did not find a bootable drive - it would just hang at the cursor that displays before the XP splash screen appears. Once, my raid utility reported my RAID 0 failed. I have two Seagate 320G... Read more

A:Solved: RAID boot issues - disappearing disk - RAID question

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Is it possible to use a separate hard disk for your OS and programs with data storage on a RAID Array consisting of two (or more) identical hard disks?

Would the system disk need to be the same size as the disks used for the RAID Array?



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I recently installed a scanner to a pc and now I am getting the following message when I try to put the pc in Standby mode:

"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."

Then when I choose OK, my mouse pointer disappears.

Does anyone know what this means or how to correct it?


A:Scsi/Raid host controller device is preventing the machine from entering Standby

It means that Windows doesn't know how to put your scanner (or more precisely the (virtual) SCSI controller) into standby.

As it says, install the latest drivers for the equipment from the original manufacturer. Also, in Device Manager, check the device properties and see if Windows is allowed to turn it off.

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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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My Eyes er bleedin_n_my heads a spinnin
Been readin Raid-0 threads n pages for weeks now

The more I read the more confusing it gets!

I have two new WD800JBs, two old Fireball Plus AS 40 gig drives,
and a 5th 20 gig Quantum drive...for...."Disk Management Console Tweaks."

A Gigabyte GA7vaxp mainboard with Onboard Promise, and an old FastTrak100 pci card.

1. Is the Promise card better then the onboard version?

2. Can I create a hardware Raid-0 array as my primary partion;
then go into Disk Management Console and create a 2ndary
Dynamic Disk Array with my old Fireballs?
Perhaps I should just keep my old Fireballs for Storage/Backup and buy another WD800jb (only 80 bucks) for a hardware controlled 3 drive array.........or single ata WD800jb with dynamic disk array.......?

Blah...........bla,bla.........blah, blah blah!


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could I add an internal non-raid hard disk drive to my computer and leave my 3 other hard disk drives in a raid 5 configuration?
ASUS tech support said that I could add optical DVD/CD drives to my SATA connections on my mobo is that correct? The mobo manual does not indicate that I can so I don't know if I should believe the tech guy or not (unless the information is buried deeply and briefly in the manual - I sure can't find it in the manual). My IDE controller on the mobo seems to be failing so I want to replace my IDE dvd and cd drives with SATA optical drives.

DVD Burner: Lite - on LH-20A1H-186
CD Burner: Lite - on LH-52R1P-185
Case: Silverstone SSTemjinTJ06
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
CPU Cooler: ZALMAN 9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball
Fax modem: Encore ENF656-ESW-MOPR
Motherboard: ASUS P5B Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel
Floppy Drive: NEC Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Model FD1231H-302
Power Supply: OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply 100 - 240 V
RAM: Corsair 2 total 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Video Card: eGeForce 8800GTX 768MB
Hard Drves (3): Seagate HD 320G|ST 7K 16M SATA2 ST3320620AS
Raid 5 configuration

A:Solved: Non Raid Disk Drive in Raid 5 configuration?

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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 already looked over the RAID thread about installing and so on, but what about repair or fixing a drive. My old computer lasted for 6 years before I replaced it. So I don't know a whole a lot about RAID and SATA and only recently got a computer with new technology.

Before I post the rest of my info, here is exactly what happened leading up to this...

My computer froze and I restarted the computer. It ran for a few more minutes and then it froze again.

Then as it was restarting the cooling fan failed.

I restarted the computer and it tried to load a few more times but would not completely load the OS and would freeze.

Then each other time of restarting it had trouble recognizing my DVD-R/RW drive and HDD.

I checked the BIOS and trying disable then enable the RAID function in the BIOS. Tried it with IDE as well I don't know what the other one is, something like ACHI or AGHI. Also changing the Boot order to DVD-R/RW first then HDD then switching it back to no luck.

I double checked the connection to the DVD-R/RW drive and HDD.

My computer has a diagnostic function, so at start up, I ran the diagnostics and my processor and 8 GB of ram is running correctly.

When I started searching online I found a site where the exact same chain of events happened to someone else. Here is the site with the thread. Computer froze, fan quite working, "...RAID disabled"

Here is the link... Here is the first link ab... Read more

A:No disk reserved for RAID use, RAID disabled.

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Before I post the rest of my info, here is exactly what happened leading up to this...

My computer froze and I restarted the computer. It ran for a few more minutes and then it froze again.

Then the as it was restarting the cooling fan failed.

I restarted the computer and it tried to load a few more times but would not completely load the OS and would freeze.

Then each other time of restarting it had trouble recognizing my DVD-R/RW drive and HDD.

I checked the BIOS and trying disable then enable the RAID function in the BIOS. Also changing the Boot order to DVD-R/RW first then HDD then switching it back to no luck.

I double checked the connection to the DVD-R/RW drive and HDD.

My computer has a diagnostic function, so at start up, I ran the diagnostics and my processor and 8 GB of ram is running correctly.

When I started searching online I found a site where the exact same chain of events happened to someone else. Here is the site with the thread. (As soon as I post 5 post I will post it...) Try googling "Roasted RAID Controller" - that is the title.

Here is the link... Here is the first link about someone having the same problem as me.

Fortunately I have another cooler fan that works and have plugged it in my comp and it runs now, also if I let the computer sit the drive is recognizable but will not boot. I have an older computer I am using with a usb connector that has a power supply and multiconnec... Read more

A:No disk reserved for RAID use, RAID disabled

I waited for the computer to cool, installed the drive, and it recognized it. I immediately ran the diagnostic tests, the HDD passed the first test but not the Boot test. The computer said to restart the computer and press F8 key repeatedly for repair. I will try it again once the computer cools down, the next time I restarted it did not recognize the drive.

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Hello All

I have 2 500Gb SATA Seagate disks in a Raid 0 (stripe) configuration running VISTA. Was running like this for a while and then installed another 250Gb SATA Seagate drive.

My raid controller recognized this disk as a non-raid disk and I could see it was using port 2 on my raid controller (port 0 and 1 were being used by the 500Gb disks). I then preceeded to install XP on the non-raid disk (had to use F6 to install raid software while doing this install). Xp installed fine and I can access the RAID-0 disk while in XP. The problem is I cannot boot into VISTA again.

I tried playing with BOOT.ini but cant get it to recognise the RAID-0 disk as bootable. Please help!

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Hi..thanks for the help...I have XP installed on a non raid drive C: I am trying to install XP on a RAID0 set up.....I have tried to install the raid set up but the puter reboots after a BSOD right when it tries to get to my it because of some conflict with another OS on the non raid drive? I tried to disconnect the non raid drive before booting up the raid XP but dice...any ideas?

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My company's computer needs to be patitioned and reformat. The system is still working well. I mean, nothing wrong with anything (weird huh?). Ok the hard disk just need to be 'split'. I mean, make drive C & D on the hard disk. I know how to do that... easy... Then the HD need to be formatted & reinstall windows XP. Ok, easy too..

But the main problem occured before I do anything (partition & format). I have my own bootable CD that I usually use for partitioning & formatting.

Ok, i insert the CD & restart.
I went to BIOS & changed the boot order (1st boot: CD-ROM, 2nd: HDD-0 & 3rd: Floppy). Then restart again.
Ok the bootable CD is excellently loaded.
I typed fdisk, then came the first problem. it says something like 'no fixed disk'. I exit fdisk.
Then I typed format c:, 2nd problem occured. it says something like, 'invalid drive'.
I forgot the error message because the pc is in my office right now. I'm currently at home 'begging for help' So the error message is not accurate. sorry..

I think, if I run the CD, the hard disk will not be loaded (or should I say, hard disk failure). & If I take off the CD & restart again, change the BIOS (1st boot: HDD-0) then windows will load! Weird right?

I don't think my CD is 'corrupted' nor broken because I tried to run the CD from another PC. Yes, I can access the C drive from that PC.

Does anyone have any idea of the ... Read more

A:Can't format hard-disk nor do partition when using boot disk. Hard-disk failure

It sounds like it might be the bootable CD you've created is not picking up the HDD's/partitions.
To eliminate this as a posibility travel to bootdisk and grab the WinME bootdisk and boot from there. If it picks up the HDD you can FDISK and Format from there.
The other option is to boot using the XP CD and let it handle the formatting/partitioning duties...


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I recently tried to install a promise stex4650 for raid 0 on my vista 64, giga p5 ud6 system. Couldn't get it to install the os, tried for a week with tech support. Even when I created the raid on the mobo and ghosted it over it worked for a bit and then would not boot into the os. I'm returning this card and have a question. Will I get superior performance with a card since this mobo has ddr 333 and ichr 10 drivers ? Toms hardware tested cards against ichr10 and ichr10 tested faster....what am I mising ?

Also I need an affordable scsi card 50 pin to work on vista 64 for an obsolete printer and scanner any recomendations ?

Thanks, Bruce

A:2 questions affordable scsi card for vista 64 and raid card question

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