At wit's end trying to get hard drive configuration to work

Discussion in 'Abit' started by Kevin C., Oct 16, 2004.

  1. Kevin C.

    Kevin C. Guest

    I have a Seagate 160gb sata drive and a Fujitsu 40gb ata-100 drive. In bios
    I have the boot order for the seagate first, fujitsu 2nd. Actually I have
    since departitioned the Fujitsu so booting shouldn't really matter either
    way. But these problems occurred both before and after clearing that drive.

    So the deal is this -- if I set the global boot order to use hard drives
    before cd-rom, then windows (2k pro) will get to the boot-up screen but will
    then either hang at Starting Windows or it will get to the logo screen and
    stay there for several minutes before finally booting in. If I set the
    global boot order to use cd-rom before the hard drive, then the computer
    stays stuck at Boot from CD-ROM:

    All of these problems go away if I simply disconnect the Fujitsu drive.

    A few weeks ago, when I first attached the Fujitsu, I had the same issues.
    But then I went into bios and turned IDE Bus Master to Enabled. This seemed
    to solve the problem, but today I booted from a floppy disk (to run a dos
    mode program). When I restarted in regular mode, the problem came back.
    Turning Bus Master on and off doesn't do anything. I've played with a
    zillion different bios settings (at one point the machine booted into win98
    on the Fujitsu drive, even though it was still on lower priority than the
    seagate, which is why I just deleted everything on that drive).

    I am pulling my hair out trying to get my system running again and this
    problem does not seem to be documented anywhere.

    Abit NF7-S2 (Award bios)
    Windows 2k pro SP4
    Seagate on SATA-1 (IDE-3) channel
    LiteOn DVD on IDE-1 (master, cable select)
    Fujitsu on IDE-1 (slave, cable select)
    Kevin C., Oct 16, 2004
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    borolad Guest

    Which BIOS, is it older than BIOS 23 ?
    Which mouse / keyboard USB or PS2 and make sure the correct keyboard
    and mouse support are both set to OS and not BIOS.

    In Integrated Periphs/Onboard PCI Device does it have 2 entries
    - SATA controller, and
    - SATA ROM, and are they both enabled, and ;
    - and did winblows find new hardware and install Silicon Image
    Controller ?

    Winblows puts a file called Si3112r.sys in :

    This file is called from oem15.inf which should be in C:\windows\inf
    You may additionally have a oem15.inf in C:\windows\lastgood\inf

    borolad, Oct 16, 2004
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    gongshowbob Guest

    update the bios using the updater tool from their website, and that will fix
    the problem
    gongshowbob, Oct 18, 2004
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