Hard Drive Missing after RESUME from STANDBY

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UberNewf

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Hi there,

I am running XP SP2 with all patches. I have 2 drives in the box: an EIDE and a SATA. I am using the onboard Win XP Promise FastTrack 376 Controller from the ASUS website. It is the most recent version. If I look at Disk Drives in Device Manager I see 2 of these:

Promise 1+0 Stripe/RAID 0 SCSI Disk Device.

I have the 1st drive (EIDE) partitioned as C & D. The second (SATA) is one big drive (E). My problem is this: when I suspend the box (S3) and then resume, drive E is gone. It does not appear in Windows Explorer or in Device Manager. A reboot is the only way I've found to get it back.

Any ideas on this? I thought of updating the RAID drivers, but according to the ASUS site I have the latest. I also think my machine may be underpowered, but I'm not sure. I cannot get at the PS in such a way as to determine the wattage. The drive that is missing on RESUME seems to "click" a lot from time to time, which makes me suspect power issue.

The machine has no other issues with the HDDs, except this one when I RESUME. Any/all help appreciated! :)

TIA,
UberNewf
 
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You should not assume that all drivers and hardware in a desktop PC is compatable with Hibernate or Standby modes, as it has never been that simple.

The modes are primarily designed for laptop hardware, so incompatabilities are expected in other cases.
 

JohnWill

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The only other possibility is looking in Device Manager and see if the system is turning off the RAID controller to save power in standby. If so, uncheck the power saving box.
 

UberNewf

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I don't know that I agree with the statement that Standby was primarily designed for laptop hardware. Maybe initially it was, but if that were true of desktops now, one would think that it would not be available on desktops, and it wouldn't be explained in detail/supported on Home Theater PCs.

Anyway, I looked at the "SCSI and RAID controllers" in DM and unfortunately there is not even a power option there. Also, I think it's controlling both HDDs, but it is only drive E that is exhibiting this issue, so I don't think the controller is being turned off by the standby. If it was, I'd expect to see no HDDs at all on resume. :)

I appreciate the tips guys; any and all other help appreciated.
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