KT600A and IDE miniport

Discussion in 'ECS' started by khobar, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. khobar

    khobar Guest

    I have a KT600-A with an AMD2500XP, Seagate 80GB (ST380021A) IDE and Western
    Digital 160GB as Primary master/slave with Windows 2000 and all updated
    drivers (4in1 4.51). Programs seemed to take a little longer than expected
    to load (I've another ST380021A on a 1.2GHz TB), so I ran a couple of
    benchmarks (Performance Test and HDTach). They showed the performance of the
    two drives was quite different with the Seagate being quite a bit slower.

    So I checked into installing the VIA miniport driver, which is supposed to
    enhance performance and stability. The system went into an endless loop
    during the boot process, and nothing I did was able to recover. I ended up
    having to do a complete reinstall (which was okay since this was a new
    system and had nothing critical on it). The second time around I tried the
    older drivers that came with the board - same result. I've since learned
    that the miniport driver is a real hit or miss thing.

    Any idea what could be going on?

    Paul Nixon
     
    khobar, Jul 29, 2004
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