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Set RAID 5 external SCSI in Disk Management

Q: Set RAID 5 external SCSI in Disk Management

Have external SCSI 3TB RAID - need to get it properly configured in Disk Management to actually show up in "My Computer" as connected drive. Running Win2K Pro OS. RAID contains 8 - 500GB drives, and has been initialized. Disk management shows as: Disk 1 Dynamic 2047.99GB Online and Disk 2 Dynamic 1209.22GB Online, but both are Unallocated. (I changed them to Dynamic from Basic - was that right?)I want them set as RAID-5, but am not computer tech and don't know where to go from here and don't want to mess it up. Please advise!

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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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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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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I have the motherboard Asus P7P55-M with the last update for BIOS ver 1101 Date 09/04/2012,CPU Intel i5 Core,
Graphic Card AMD Radeon HD 5450,
1st device disk with OS WIN 7 64bit WD 160GB SATA,
2nd device Plextor PX-810SA SATA,
3rd device WD 640 SATA,
4th device WD 640 SATA.
My problem is that when i create from BIOS the RAID 1 Array with the ROM Utility (CTRL+I) everything looking good.Windows 7 boots excellent,the Intel Matrix Storage Manager shows a message that the raid 1 array is working right,the Computer Management in Disk Drives there is the name of Raid 1 array but when i go to Windows explorer or disk management there is no Raid 1 and as a matter of fact i can't copy my data.

I go to disk management the RAID 1 drive is identified as "Disk 0," "Dynamic" and as having "596.1 GB Unallocated." There is no drive letter assigned, and right clicking on it provides no opportunity to do so. It only opens a window with options to either start a wizard to create a new simple volume or to display the drive properties. I won't to create the Raid 1 from Windows 7 because in case of format the array will be delete.

Is there any way to show the Raid 1 to windows explorer or disk management in order to copy my data?

Thank you in advanced.

PS.I back up all my data in another HDD

A:Windows Explorer & Disk Management not see Raid 1


Have you updated the RAID driver for your motherboard chip set?


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OK. I have created an SSD RAID 0 in my ASUS BIOS.
DO I have to do the RAID again in Windows 7 "Disk Management"?
Has it already been Striped by the BIOS or do I have to format it as Striped?

I'm using it it for my Boot Disk.
2 x Samsung 256GB 850 Pro: Extended to 512GB.
I also have a PCI 6GB SATA controller, but I am doing the RAID on the motherboard. ASUS P8z77.

A:Setting up SSD Raid 0 (zero) on BIOS - Formatting in Disk Management?

No, Windows Disk Management will see those 2 SSDs as 1.
Have the SATA RAID pre-install drivers ready (on a USB stick) from motherboard support page for Windows installation.

Possibly this one - Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology Driver Software V11.0.0.1032 for Windows XP/7 32bit & 64bit.(WHQL)
Intel(R) AHCI/RAID Driver for Windows XP/7 32bit & 64bit.

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I have a problem regarding my external Toshiba hard disk 500 GB where it can?t be detected in my computer and also disk management. I have formatted the external HD since I was asked to format it when an error popped up.
So I formatted it and after the formatting completed, I tried to connect the hard disk to my Windows Win 7 laptop. When I connect it to the laptop, it can?t be detected and yet the hard disk is blinking with its white light like it used to when it is connected to the laptop. I tried the disk management thingy, but it can?t detect my hard disk. I tried in other laptops but the result is same
What can I do to make it better? Please help me.

A:External hard disk not detected in My Computer and in Disk Management

First off, how old is your Toshiba external HDD? Also, when it starts to spin up, do you hear any sort of clicking or whining noise?

If you hear any noises that sound off, it's possible your external HDD is failing.

When you formatted it, what file system did you use to do so? Because sometimes even if Windows can't detect it, I have had success with booting with a Ubuntu Live CD, and then connecting the external HDD in order to format it that way. It all has to do with how Windows formats HDD's and how Ubuntu and other Linux systems do.

If you can I recommend downloading Ubuntu onto a CD and boot to it on one of your computers, in the Live CD mode, so it doesn't install anything. Once its loaded, plug in the Toshiba and try to format it as NTFS (this is important, because Ubuntu doesn't use it as a native file system, so you need to make sure that NTFS is selected on the format window, not EXT4 or the other types of Linux OS File Systems)

If it doesn't work, post back here, and I will see if I can help you some more. Also feel free to PM me if you have any other issues.


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I have an external hard disk which got corrupted. When i connect the disk through USB it shows as an unknown device in the disk management with no option to format.

In My computer the device is showing as H: drive but unable to access it. It asks if i want to format or not but when i go for format it does not do it. I want to erase the disk completely as of now. What should i do??

I tried to load it from linux but there it shows as Device Error. Disk Failure is Imminent.

Can something be done or is it a hardware failure.

A:External Hard disk showing as RAW in disk management

Sounds like the drive is failing or the circuitry in the enclosure is faulty.

I would first remove the drive from the enclosure and hook it up as a slave to a desktop PC. See if you can then access it. If you can, then post back for further instructions with the version of your OS.

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I'm using Intel Rapid Storage Technology to implement a RAID 5 array. I just added a 4 disk drive to the array. Everything wnet OK until the final step: Using Windows disk management to increased the volume size. I've posted a screen shot below. The volume is named 'Media". When I right click it, the extend volume item is grayed out. I've checked everthing I can think of, and can't find anyything wrong. I am running as administrator.

Please help!

Tom Dingwall

A:Disk Management won't extend volume size after adding to RAID 5 array

Been reading up on Raid again to try and help you. Cant find an answer for you but you should be able to rebuild the Raid without losing data.
Hopefully someone more knowledgeable will come along to help you

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My 1 TB external HD was working fine in my PC until I connected it to a Mac, after that I can't see it in My Computer, I could only see it in Disk Management, I just want to know if there is anything I can do, can anyone tell me from the picture below if i lost all my files, if the HD is corrupt can I use one of those programs that recovers lost files, does anyone have any recommendation?

A:External HD in Disk Management

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So i have been browsing for a few hours now trying to get this issue fixed but I have had no luck!

I have a Seagate 320gb external hardrive. I have had it for a few months now and has worked great every single time I used it. Now suddenly it is no longer recognized. (Windows 7)

I have tried doing a few things which i found throughout other topics but ran into a few problems.

The HD is not shown in My Computer nor does it show in Disk Management.
So I try it on a Vista machine and same results. It is not recognized anywhere not even in Device Manager.

I can hear the HD spin and the green light does turn on however it used to flash consistently and now just flashes once and then remains lit.

If anyone can give me some insight it would be much appreciated.

A:External HD not being recognized, not even in Disk Management

The external drive is bad...

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Ok, so I was formating my external HDD to a FAT32 and right after I deleted the volume in the disk management it disappeared in the Disk Management. I can't still see it in the device manager and am able to eject it. I also have restarted my computer a few times and gave a good amount of time in between. Any ideas?

A:Can't find my external HDD in Disk Management

It should be there. It probably only disappeared from the radar screen. Move the scroller (see picture) up and down.

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My WD Passport 320gb external drive is not recognised. When I plug it in the light comes on and i can hear the disk fine as normal. But it won't show up in either My Computer or Disk Management.

I've tried Re-Scanning is Disk Management, as well as every single USB port on my Toshiba Equiuim L40 laptop.

I can't assign it a drive letter because literally nothing shows up.

I was hoping to format this hard drive to FAT32 so I can backup my PS3 data before I upgrade it's hard drive. Any help much appreciated, and just to make it clear there is absolutely nothing on the drive I want to keep so it doesn't matter what is lost from it!

Many thanks to anyone who can help!!!!!!


(By the way this is my first time ever posting in a forum so bear with me please!)

A:External HDD won't show up in Disk Management or Explorer

hi there fellow uk man try this microsoft fix it from there site
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What it fixes...

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Windows has detected a problem with your <Device Name>, it is not working properly
There is no driver installed for your <Device Name>

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Hi all,
I had a problem of Windows 7 x64 Pro not seeing my 8TB Seagate USB HDD no matter what I tried, it just would not show anywhere except in "Devices and printers" and there was nothing I could do with it there!
After several weeks and hours spent on the net searching for an answer I struck the resolution by chance, because i like to fiddle about my operating system.
In case someone is still facing such a problem of external USB HDDs not being recognized and not even showing in "My Computer" or in "Disk Management" (as I had), here is what I did to resolve this problem:
1. Open "Device Manager>Universal Serial Bus Controllers",
2. Look for the USB "Mass Storage Device" and uninstall it by selecting it and hitting the "Uninstall" menu button at the top (with the red X on it),
3. Do a "Scan for hardware changes", the system will find and install the appropriate drivers and you should be able to find and use your device now.
I hope this will be of help to someone.

A:External USB HDD not showing in My Computer or Disk Management

Info save to my hard-drive, thanks! I could have used that some time ago. May need it again someday.

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I have been trying to find an answer for hours on google and am throwing in the towel.

I have: HP Desktop xt963, Windows xp sp3, 1.2 ghz processor, 512 RAM, 2 internal WD 40gb HD (one ide and one sata), 1 external Hitachi HD (the problem). The external HD is connected to the system via a generic ide/sata cable adapter.

The external HD is first connected to power, the power turned on, the adapter cable plugged into the HD then plugged into a USB 2.0 recepticle on the computer. (The USB 2.0 was an add-on. The existing USB 1.0 was factory installed.)

At that point, a "new hardware" message appears preceded by the usual chiming sound. An icon saying "safely remove hardware" appears. In Device Manager, the HD is recognized and in Properties it says "device is working." However, the HD is not recognized in My Computer or in Device Management.and accordingly is useless to me

In the beginning, it did work off and on for a while, but lately I can't use it at all.

I have tried "uninstalling" in Device Manager and restarting the computer. Upon restart, the device shows up again in Device Manager (installed) but nothing else changes. I tried connecting via the original USB 1 but it didn't make any difference.

I connected the cable and HD to my wife's Dell laptop (Windows xp) via a USB 1.0 port and viola everything worked just fine.

It would seem (a) there's nothing wrong with the HD or cable adapter or power supply, (b) t... Read more

A:External HD Doesn't Show in Disk Management

I just discovered something. After you utilize "safely remove hardware" before disconnecting the HD, the next time you connect it it does not power up (the power light is on but you can't feel the disk spinning) until you hook up to the usb port).

Previously, I had not been using "safely remove hardware" at all so I'm guessing the disk was running when conneting to the usb and that's when it didn't work right. But when power is not running when you plug the cable into usb (and it wasn't just a moment ago) then eveything is normal (as it is right now).

At least I'm going to go on that assumption until proven wrong and you can consider this thread solved.

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I am experiencing problems as I try to extend dr O:\ 65GB of a portable HD to use all the unallocated space (9.77 GB) on my Disk 2.
Disk 2 also has dr M:\ @ 35GB.

My problem is the error message as seen in attachment #2.

I then made a Simple Volume and tried to extend O:\ but "extend" was grayed out and not offered. I then returned the 9.77 GB to an unallocated state. Everything is backed up so losing any data is not a likely risk.

I do not know what to do in Win and before I try to use cmd prompt I wanted to ask for advice.
I assume if I have to use cmd I will extend and the unallocated space will automatically be used up, correct?

The PC Magazine Vista book I have offers no help. The terminology is confusing me.

Any help is appreciated.
Regards, Mark..

A:external hd disk management extend problem

Hi Mark989. Welcome to BleepingComputer.Vista is not as good as Win7 for adjusting partitions so I would be inclined to use something like Partition Wizard which I have used successfully in the past.. As you are not booting from this drive, you can safely ignore the warning.In your case, what I would do is 1. Remove the new Drive N:. 2. Extend the M: drive into the spare space. 3. Shrink the M: drive into right hand side, leaving the unallocated space next to the O: drive, and then 4. Extend your O: drive.Do each of these tasks one at a time and reboot between each task. luck. Let us know how you get on.

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Hi All,

I've recently ran into an almost identical problem that was described (but not resolved) in this thread.

In my case, the drive worked perfectly with my system and only recently stopped appearing in My Computer. Also, my drive is still visible and accessible on Windows XP but is not visible on my Windows 7.

I'd be grateful for any useful advice how to restore the functionlity of this drive on Windows 7.

Please let me know if you require any additional information to help resolve this issue.

Thank you!

A:Unable to initialize external HDD in Disk Management due to I/O error

Hello, tommythecat.
Is the external drive used much? Is it aging? Damaged (from moisture, shock [dropping] or misuse)?
If you can, back-up all the data to another HDD.
Connect the problematic HDD to the troublesome PC.
Open an administrative command prompt > type diskpart > type list disk.
Is the drive listed?

Cheers - Happy Holidays.

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I bought a brand new U12-43837 Ultra 500GB external hard drive but as soon as I hook it up to the computer, the computer recognizes the drive, installs the driver, makes the hardware insert sound, but the drive does not appear in My Computer, nor does it appear in Disk Management. A few threads on here say to do certain things with the drive in Disk Management i.e. change drive letter, but the drive doesn't even show up in Disk Management so I cannot do that. Where do I go from here?

A:brand new external drive not showing up (not even in disk management!)

From a search this looks like just an enclosure and does not come with a hard drive inside it already = sold separately :/

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I have a WD MyBook 3 TB external HDD. I can see the drive letter in Windows Explorer but the name I had for it is no longer there and the window freezes when trying to access it, disallowing viewing of any files. I was going to take a look at in through Disk Management, but when opening DiskMgmt with the hard drive plugged in the window never opens and reads 'Connecting to Virtual Disk Service'. When the hard drive is unplugged I can use Disk Management just fine.

The drive is able to be viewed in Device Manager. I tried uninstalling the drivers but this did not work.

I am currently running a "chkdsk /r" on the drive. It has been running for about 9 hours now and is 0% complete on verifying files and folders. (see image) Before it started this step I noticed it was back to normal in Windows Explorer, but I did not try to open the drive to view any folders. It also showed up in Disk Management as that was open in the background when I started the command.
I found this very odd, because once this step started it was back to the issues before.
Do you think the chkdsk is working properly? I can hear the disks spinning and the light is flashing like it is being used. I would like to preserve the 2 TB of data in use, but if it's not an option I would just like to be able to use the hard drive again.
Would quitting out of this cause damage?

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A:External HDD corrupting? Cannot view in Explorer or Disk Management

A problem I see in the picture is that it mentions "the type of file system is FAT32". The size of the drive is too large for FAT32 so would have to be formatted as NTFS but doing so will delete any files on it.

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I'm currently using a Samsung NP-QX410, and I'm trying to install an external hard drive onto the laptop so that I can backup the data.

The hard drive is a Western Digital Scorpio 750GB
The hard drive enclosure is a Vantec NexStar TX 2.5-Inch SATA (I know it's cheap. That might very well be the problem).

When I plugged in the hard drive into the USB ports (I've tried all of them), the light on the enclosure lights up and I can hear the hard drive spinning. When I look around, I can't find any signs from my laptop that a hard drive has been plugged in (or that anything at all has been plugged in for that matter). After some digging I found out it's suppose to appear in the Disk Management page, then create a partition and do a few other things with it.

My disk Management shows no signs of the hard drive though. All it shows is Disk 0 (the basic disk) and CD-ROM (for DVD's).

To me the problem just looks like I just bought a cheap enclosure, but I'd rather ask to make sure there isn't an obvious step I skipped. If anyone has any ideas I'd really appreciate some help.


A:External Hard Drive Not Showing Up In Disk Management

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My external hard drive seagate 1TB not showing in my computer and disk management. It happen after I install seagate dashboard. It showing in device manager under disk driver but I can't access this drive. I'm trying to get into BIOS while inserting the external drive but my computer stuck. When I pull out this external hard drive my computer can enter bios and boot up normally. Please help. I got very important data in my external hard drive. TQ very much


I assume that if you start without the 1TB HD that everything works normally.

If this is true, when you connect the 1TB HD, do you get any indication that you have added new hardware? You should.

Is your connection to the 1TB HD via USB?

Never mind. One of your images shows that the Seagate is recognized. From that, I conclude that the USB interface is good

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Tried just about everything but I still can't seem to get my external hard drive to show up in my disk management or computer. It say it's installed and ready to use but I don't see it.. only in the device manager and in devices and printers I can see it.. but nowhere else.. I'm working with windows 7 upgraded from windows xp but has be downgraded which was originally windows vista I think.. A friend gave me a computer and I had it upgraded.. can any one help me get my computer and external hard drive straight. Thanks.

A:Don't see my external hard drive in disk management or on computer

Check this thread out:

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I have a Simple Tech Pininfarina 320 GB external hard drive that is no longer recognized by two different PCs, even under disk management. When plugged into the USB, the PCs do try to install the driver, but fails. It is recognized under Devices and Printers as Unspecified and with the information Model-Simple Drive, Category - Unknown, and Status-Software is installing for this drive. The troubleshooter searches for a driver, but does not find one. Basically I get the information that "There is a problem wiht the driver for USB Mass Storage Device. Reinstalling the driver might fix this problem." But I cannot find a driver for this hard drive.

Can anyone steer me in the right direction?

Thanks in advance!

A:External hard drive not recognized in Disk Management

The system is telling you that there is a problem with a USB driver, check in the Device Manager for any yellow warnings. Under Universal Serial Bus Controllers you will see a driver for USB Mass Storage Devices, right click and uninstall it then reboot, Windows should reinstall it, or go to the motherboard's manufacturer's site and download and install the latest chipset drivers..

There are two other possibilities, the hard drive has failed or the circuitry in the enclosure has develpoed a fault.

Remove the hard drive from the enclosure and (if you have access to one) hook it up to the internal connections of a dektop PC. Or, purchase a USB Hard Drive Adapter (about ?10) from a computer store or eBay and then plug it into the USB connection on any computer and see if you can then access the drive.

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Hi all, I am hoping someone would be able to help me out on this problem. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

Windows detects my external HDD but doesn't show up in My Computer. Drive is detected in Disk Management, indicated as "not initialized". When I try to initialize the drive, it gives me the following error,

"The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error"

What I've tried doing:Do a clean instll of windows - Don't work
Uninstall external HDD driver, turned off power, turn it back on again, reinstalled driver - don't work
Tested the same external HDD on another Windows 7 system - No problems, detected and able to access
Tried plugging on different ports - Don't work

After hours of searching through the web and reading forums, I realized that this is quite a commonly faced issue. Thank you.

A:Unable to initialize external HDD in Disk Management due to I/O error

Control panel -> Administrative tools -> Event Viewer

Click on the caret > next to WINDOWS LOGS. Then click on SYSTEM. There ought to be a traced event of some kind with a physical I/O error.

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Hey everyone,
I just purchased a new external hard drive for my laptop. I have a Sony vaio, and the hard drive I bought is a Micronet Platinum XL 500gb. I turned it on and it didn't show up in My computer so I went into the disk management and noticed it was not activated. I activated it and then still nothing.

That was obvious because the drive had not been formatted. So I clicked create new partition and started formatting it. All was fine, it was late so I went to bed, got up in the morning to see how it completed and it said that the format was NOT successful. Now it won't show up in My Computer, nor will it show up in Disk Management. Should I just create a WIN98 bootdisk and format it from DOS, or is there something else I can do?


A:External hard drive not showing up in Disk Management

If it won't show up, I don't see how you can format it in DOS.

Anyway, check out Device Manager and tell us more.

Other suggestions:

1. Test your drive on another pc
2. Check your bios settings

good luck

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i bought a 250gb samsung external hard drive ,when i connected it to the usb port my computer could not detect it either in disk management and my computer ,so i decided to rebot the computer and go to the bios ,i could not also see it in the bios.funny enough my friends computer could easly be seen when connected both in the disk management and my computer

please help me .am currently running windows 7 build 7077

A:External hard drive not seen in disk management and computer

USB drives dont show in BIOS.

The USB adaptor may be USB 2 and your USB may be usb1 and as such is having trouble seeing the drive.

Or your USB sockets or drivers are faulty, try another USB device in them

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Firstly please excuse me if I'm in the wrong place or broken any rules! Noob alert!

ok, I currently have two 2tb verbatim usb3 external HDD. one works perfectly and the other has recently started giving me BSOD for some strange reason. I tried to format the drive and that is when it all started. now whenever i power up the drive it crashes the pc straight away. Pc will not boot with drive turned on. The other 2tb drive works just fine. Dead drive? well I sent the drive to verbatim (seagate barracuda) under warrranty to be repaired and recieved it two days ago. I plugged it in, powered up and all was fine. I then went into disk management to format the drive to NTFS and bang....BSOD and drive is completely invisible and as soon as its powered on it crashes the pc. I already have no hair left so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Oh one more thing, before returning the drive to verbatim i tried it on another pc and had the same problem. I have been unable to try this with the new/supposedly fixed drive as yet.

A:External USB 3.0 drive causing BSOD -- can't see it in disk management or explorer

This may not be a external hard drive problem at all. Your minidumps point to a CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION

What are your computers specs, including power supply and memory specs? This may be related to not enough power to the PC's components

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The Seagate Momentus 5400.6 hard drive I'm using is from my old laptop it has 4 disks.
After I put it in the (IT-CEO IT-700) enclosure, and connect it to my new laptop it does not show up in 'My Cumputer' and 'Disk Management', but displays in the 'device and printer' section of control pannel.
I also can't eject the hard drive, even when I'm not doing anything to it, the (IT-CEO IT-700) enclusre's blue signal light just keeps flashing for a while then goes off for a sec, then resume flashing again.
My laptop also keeps trying to install the hard drive.

I tried reinstall the hard drive's driver, but that did not solve the problem.

Please Help.

A:External Hard drive not showing up in 'My Computer', and 'Disk Management'

Have you tried using different drive enclosure other than the IT-CEO IT-700?

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I've been having this problem for a few months now. I recently built my own computer, having been on a lap top for a couple of years, and found my old external hard drive. I plugged it in to the new computer, and it said something about needing to be formatted, which I promptly did due to nothing of importance being on it. I went to sleep, and woke up to see that it couldn't be formatted.

This is where my issue begins. It no longer appears in Computer, or Disk Management. Disk Management won't even load if I have the drive plugged in. There seems to be no way at all to format the drive, since Computer, and Disk Management both don't load when the drive is plugged in. Any help?

A:External Hard Drive is Not Recognized in Computer or Disk Management

I have a similar problem. I have an old external hard drive and it wont showed up or open under my computer or disk management. I tried to open it under disk management but there is no way to be found. The files F, G, H, etc are empty. I really appreciate an extra help here since I am not a computer expert. Thank you!!!!

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I have a Western Digital (WD) 250gb external hard drive and run Windows XP on my Asus Eeepc laptop.

One day I pulled my external hard drive straight out of my computer (didn't use "safely remove hardware"). From now on it isnt displayed in my computer, and it doesnt appear in disk management either. When I open device manager and then open my WD SES Device, it tells me the device is working properly. I have tried updating the driver and uninstalling it, but everytime I plug it in reinstalls itself and tells me it is working fine.

I am not a computer guy. I have read other forums and none have a solution for me. Does anybody know how to access my external hard drive? (please write responses in simple language with simple steps I can follow)


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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!
PS: RAID = Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disk. Being that a 18... Read more

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 an external 15gb drive I'm trying to get some old files off of and I only have my laptop so I'm using an external enclosure. I can use it with other drives perfectly but I can't access the volumes from within my OS (Windows) on this drive.

A:External drive shows up in disk management but doesn't moutn a volume

Are you getting any error messages??

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I have a 2,5" 500GB external hard-drive with a single partition (NTFS).
I can see it in the disk management utility (see attached screenshot) but it doesn't have a drive letter nor can't I assign one.

Attached to another PC running Windows XP it says "unknown partition" but also error-free and NTFS.

The problem could have been triggered by unplugging the harddrive without securely removing it.

A:Doesn't show external drive anymore but visible in the disk management

is it have files on that external hdd??

on Disk Mgmt, right click the offending disk.
Select Change drive letters and path.
Assign a drive letter.

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I have had the same Toshiba external hard drive for years and have never had any problems plugging and using from any machine, mac or pc. I recently had to reformat my hard drives and re-install windows 7, and ever since I have been unable to access my external from this machine. It still works fine on my laptop, and when I plug it in to my tower, it still recognizes that "External USB 3.0" has been plugged in and downloads the drivers. However, the drive appears neither under my computer nor disk management, nor diskpart -> list volume. It does show up in my device manager as USB mass storage but uninstalling the drivers and plugging it back in does nothing. Is there anything I can try before moving all my files off and formatting the drive, and will that even help? Thanks for reading.

A:Solved: External hard drive detected but not under my computer or disk management

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i had an old notebook with an overheating problem that I thought I had fixed, so I transferred all my music and picture files to it. then the problem recurred and the computer won't reboot. So I pulled the hard drive and put it in an enclosure I've used before, and am working through trying to get it recognized by my new notebook as an external hard drive.

Device Manager recognizes the drive and indicates that it is working properly, and it appears in Disk Management as well. However, in Disk Management, it shows as Disk 2; Unknown; Not Initialized. When I attempt to initialize it, I get the error "The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error."

I've tried to initialize it as MBR and GPT, with no luck, and I've checked the device drivers to make sure they're up to date (they are).

What else can I try? I will try anything, but if it's hopeless, I need to know that too. I just don't want to give up if there's a chance!


A:i/o device error when initializing external hard drive in disk management

How is it powered? It is possible that the enclosure does not supply enough power for that drive. Can you connect it internally?

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Hello,I got 3 equal disks which were a dynamic Raid-5 before. I want to create a Dynamic Raid-5 again in Windows 7 but it's greyed out in the context menu. I can create a mirror, stripped or spanned volume. But no Raid-5 volume.All disks are dynamic disks already and unallocated.Anyone able to help?

A: "New RAID-5 Volume..." greyed out in Disk Management

Sorry for late reply.
After confirming with our product team, it says that RAID-5 is only supported on computers running Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows 2000 Datacenter Server,  Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 Operating Systems. In Windows 7, only hardware-based RAID is supported.  Thus I recommend that you check your computer to see if it meets this requirement and visit the motherboard?s support web site to download the RAID drive controller drivers.
Best Regards
Dale Qiao

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We're using a DatOptic (SBOX-R) External Disk Array (eSata).
Sil 4726 based.

This box is connected to the HP computer (HP Pavilion Elite d5000t ATX) via a FD 2 Port eSATA PCI-Express Adapter - SATAPCIE2 controller
DatOptic - Sbox-R 5 bay eStata Raid w/PM

The device is reporting that the failed disk was rebuilt to the hotswap drive we have installed.

There were two volumes created on the Raid and the second volume isn't even showing up in Windows Vista (64bit).

The first volume is being reported back to vista as RAW space.

I'm not sure if this is a configuration issue or if we just ended up buying something other then what we though we were buying..

I've searched for a few hours and can't seem to get any more info then what was provided in the .pdf's that came with the steelvine processor management software.

Thank You!

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Hello to all

I am hoping that someone here can help me with my problem. I have tried other sites and did a search in Google and I have not found an answer to the problem at hand.

My system:
I have a clone computer with:
ASUS motherboard A8N-SLI DeLuxe
2GB Corsair RAM Memory
2 Nvidia 7600LS Video cards
2 Western Digital 250GB hard drives set on a RAID 0 configurations.

The problem:
Some time ago I purchased Acronis True Image version 8.0. I never had the chance to use it until this week. My computer slowed to a crawl and then it crashed. Days before, I had made a backup of my OS so I decided to restore it from the backup that I stored in an external HD. I have two Western Digital 250GB hard drives configured as RAID 0. The program restored the image successfully so I restarted the computer after it finished. Unfortunately now the computer will not boot up. The hard drives are okay, no problems at all, however I keep getting the following message:

?A Disk Read Error Occurred
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to Restart?

My questions are these: Has anyone encountered a situation similar to mine and if so, what did you do about it? Can anyone tell me if it?s possible to purchase two new HDs identical to the ones I have, recreate the RAID 0 and then plug in the two hard drives that I have problems with? Will my computer recognize them and allow me to get my data? Or can I reload Win XP Pro on a new HD and then use a program like OnTrak Data Recovery to recuperat... Read more

A:RAID 0 Disk read error after restoring from an external drive using Acronis software

How old are the harddrives? Is there a chance one of them failed?

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Appreciate some assistance.

From reading different things, gathered that SCSI hard drives run rather hot. Have an older Seagate Barracuda ST15150N 4.2GB, approximately 2" (+/-5cm) thick in the pc, and its literature recommends some good ventilation. Hint, hint, uh? The person who is going to get the pc may or may not remember to shut it down after a period of use.

What is best:

1. Running SCSI hd all the time?

2. Using Power Management (Home/Desktop Use) and shutting the hd down after 30 minutes or so?

Or, something altogether different.


A:SCSI Component Power Management

I like to keep my hard drive running all the time. The disk will run better if it stays the same temp. (All components will stablize and the platter wont expand and contract.) Also I dont like the stress that is put on the drive every time it has to spin up and load the heads. Anyway thats my two cents worth.

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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.

1. Do i need special devices to run on a scsi card, or can i connect my dvd, cd-rw and hard drive (7200 rpm) to it, and if so will i notice a performance increase in comparison to ide connections?

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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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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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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Hi all,

I have this external drive that I use as a backup from time to time. I tried to connect it to my comp today but nothing happens. I checked the Disk management and there it is, I can also "remove it safely" by right clicking then selecting it in the taskbar, the only thing I can't seem to do is browse through it.

I tried a fresh reboot without and with it, that was to no avail. I tried connect it to my laptop and that was fine. Here is a screenshot of the disk management if it can help

Thanks for your input

A:External HD not in "Desktop" but is shown in Disk management

Are you plugging it into the USB connector you remember you usually use? If so, try a different USB slot, preferably one in the back of your machine.

This is Seagate's HDD troubleshooter page. Scroll down to the end of the list on the left, about a third of the way down and you will see: Troubleshooting a Seagate or Maxtor external hard drive that isn't found in Windows

There are steps there including the one I offered to help solve your dilemma.

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Hello all, im looking to buy a new hard drive that runs faster that my current one (20gb 7200rpm IDE). I would like to get a bit more than 20 gigs but I dont need to go more than 40. Im a hardcore gamer so I would like to speed up my load times for things quite a bit. I just dont know right now whats best. Also correct me if I am wrong but if I was to go SCSI I would need a SCSI controller right? I am looking to spend around $75-$150 on the drive alone. I have no idea on the price of a controller. I saw this too if somebody could let me know if this is a good deal.
Thanks in advance.

A:SCSI RAID or Firewire?

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I have a Asus A8N-SLI premium motherboard. Having just bought 2 Cheetah 15K.4 Ultra320 SCSI 146-GB Hard Drives I want to do a RAID 0 on these. Please can you advise on a SCSI RAID card for this setup....My motherboard has 1 PCI express X1, and 1 PCI express X4 and 2 PCI Express X16 slots ! I am really confused as to which card would be compatible and suitable ! Please advise !! Thanks

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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I want to learn RAID 5 and SCSI, hands on.

So I would like to be able to simulate server on my home pc. I would by 3 HDD, Promise card..or should I just do it through software? I would really like to learn how to install and use SCASI...
I have win 2000 server that I could use for this.

Please suggest what all I need to buy and what would be the most economical parts to buy to accomplish this.
Do I have to buy all HDDs of the same size?

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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Guys am faced with a big problem here! To give you a brief history, my system was a Core2 Duo Intel 3GHz + Gigabyte MB + 80GB IDE HDD + 1GB DDR 400MHz running WinXP Pro.

A month back i upgraded to AMD Dual core 4GHz+ Asus M2MX SE Motherboard + 2GB 667MHz DDR2 RAM. System was running fine on XP. then i got a 300GB Seagate Baracuda SATA HDD. I was running XP from the 80GB HDD and i did not do any re-installation of OS after connecting new HDD. I created 3 partitions on new HDD. one primary with 40GB (K) and logical drives L(150GB) & J(100GB).

Installed Vista Ultimate on K drive. Lost my Xp CD... :(
I could use Vista but some times it used hang up! Later with the autopatcher, it became stable. I was alternating between both OS for a week.... couple of days back, while playing GTA Sanandreas on XP (installed in drive L of 300gb hdd), the system froze... i had to restart and the "windows logo" screen it wasnt proceeding... i tried booting via Vista... it did but the desktop was blank.... just the mouse cursor was visible!!

Later after few forced restarts..Vista stopped booting... finally i managed to boot in via XP... but to my horror, although all partitions are visible... i can no more access J & K drives of my new HDD!! it says "file corrupt or damaged" blah blah...

i had most of my programmes running from J drive!! Damn... i tried many things.. ran the seatools etc etc.. it all failed... finally i formatted both J &K and lost all ... Read more

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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I have a yellow exclamation mark by my scsi/raid host controller. "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)" I tried to update the driver but got the following error message, " An error occurred during the installation of this device. The specified service does not exist as an installed service." Any help will be appreciated.

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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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

if theres a driver im missing can u guys help me find

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i'm trying to upgrade to vista from xp pro but it keeps telling me i have scsi/raid controllers installed and i have to stop. I tried uninstalling the controllers in xp but they keep coming back when vista reboots thru out the install process and i get the BSOD. How do i get rid of the scsi/raid controllers in xp so they don't show up in vista? Can they be turned off in the bios settings??? I'm at a stand still till i can solve the problem. If anyone has any ideas feel free to email me @ [email protected]

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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hi peeps i have a pc with a sata drive and need to re-instal windows xp. however it says no hard drive can be detected (its all plugged in) is this due to the drivers that need to be used before installing windows??

i went looking for drivers and can't find anything

the motherboard is ASUS and i was looking for what i need but its quite confusing

the link is

does anyone know what i need. thanks!

A:Raid/Scsi Drivers

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Hi all.I have a Pavilion Dv6-1355dx laptop which has originally Windows 7 on it.I would like to downgrade to Windows XP 64 Bit and i need scsi-raid driver for hard disk.If you guys have a download link could you please send to me.Thank You

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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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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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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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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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Anyone have any ideas here...

PowerEdge 600SC, Perc4, scsi, raid5
Array is all setup and configured. After some other unrelated issues, I was able to start Windows NT install as you would expect. Install Perc4 driver, it sees logical drive, partitions, copies files that it needs for setup, and then prompt for reboot. The problem is that when the system reboots, it doesn't know to boot from it. Per the documentation, all I should need to do is enable the Perc4 bios by either hitting Ctrl+M or Ctrl+H and then choose Configure, set boot device (or something similar). I've done this about a thousand times but it never tries to boot to it.
The logical drive isn't even listed as a boot device in the system's BIOS.
So, I guess I need your ideas on why that isn't an option to boot to. I've got NT waiting on it to install but I can't get to it!

A:Scsi raid - not seeing as a possible boot device

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scsimap.sys where is it/ can I get it

does any one know where scsimap.sys is located or I can downloade it?

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

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

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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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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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scsi raid host controller

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I recently installed a new router (Actiontec) with the installation disc received from my ISP. Whenever I turn on my PC, or whenever I reconnect the router, Found New Hardware Wizard asks to install a "SCSI/RAID Host Controller". Found New Hardware Wizard can not find the drivers for it from the web or from the disc. Can someone help me install this?

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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Hi I was told to uninstall these driver and that i would be told to reinstall it when i rebooted it. i didn't work. So i now don't have it. I don't have any discs to restore it, does anyone know where i can get a download of it
Compaq SR1909UK.

A:SCSI/RAID Host Controller

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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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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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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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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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My MoBo is an Asus P5B, s.775, i965/ICH8, 1066, DDRII800, P5B/6SATA2/GL. Recently my PC started showing SCSI/RAID Host controller as new hardware and said that I needed to install it. I tried to install but it ends with an error: "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 (code 39)". I really want the device to function properly. Someone please help. Thanks.

A:Need help with SCSI/RAID Host controller.

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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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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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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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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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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
C:\Pro... Read more

A:Windows Update and SCSI & RAID controllers

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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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