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Urgent!! Hard Drive Installation Problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by oLvErA, Sep 23, 2003.

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  1. oLvErA

    oLvErA Thread Starter

    Sep 23, 2003
    I'm having trouble installing a Western Digital 60gb Hard Drive:
    The HD Supports Ultra ATA.
    I connected the HD to the IDE 4 Connector, and the Promise Raid does detect it, as 55gb (which is fine). It says ID:0

    When I installed windows, the HD was connected to IDE 1, and it didn't detect it. I installed Windows XP Pro, and it supposedly formatted the drive. After copying the files and finishing the installation, the machine rebooted. After windows started loading, it stopped, and the monitor went blank. I got into Safe Mode, and found out that there was a problem with the ATA/RAID Driver. I reinstalled it, but it still said it wasn't working properly. After this, I disabled the driver. I switched the IDE Cable to IDE 4, and now the BIOS detected it (after saying Detecting /) but when it tried to log onto windows, it gave me some kind of blue screen with memmory adresses.

    What should I do?
    Is there any way to install this hard drive as a regular IDE hard drive and turn off the Ultra ATA and RAID???

    Should I start a fresh install of Win XP and Press F6 to install third party SCSI or RAID drivers?

    Thanks a lot!
    Alfonso Olvera
  2. GwizJoe


    Aug 19, 2003
    How many other IDE devices are you intending to have on this unit? How many Operating Systems?

    I'd pull the Promise card out,install the drive on IDE 1,install the OS (main system drive C: ),then reinstall the card and other devices.That way,the OS can start to identify new devices as they are added,instead of trying to force birth them into the system.
    And forget the Ultra ATA issue for the moment as well,you can get around to that after you have the devices all installed and recognised by the OS.
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