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    Unhappy Problem with Sata Drive OS:Windows 7

    Hi,
    I had a dual boot (XP pro, Vista Ultimate) with 3 sata HD, ans sata dvd burner. Every thing worked fine.

    A while ago I became a beta tester for Windows 7 beta, and later release candidate. Still every thing went fine.

    I got windows 7 retail. I decided to make a clean Install and get rid of XP and Vista.

    Then the problems started
    1-the power supply died - I replaced it
    2-the on board LAN card caused the OS to reboot - so I deactivated it
    and installed an new network card.
    3-Now I was getting bad write to second and third HDs
    When I would disconnect then OS would stop crashing
    So I remouved them and installed a brand new Western digital 1 TB as
    second HD for a while (a couple of days the problem seemed solved)

    And while I was copying a folder of 1 GB it crashed again.
    I could not beleave that 4 HD went defective all at the same time.

    I have tryed all HD individually and installed Windows 7 on after the other
    and they all work fine untill I install as a second HD

    They also work fine when I install them in a USB box as external drive
    I can copy any thing to them no crashes.

    Now I think that may be the Sata port or controler is faulty.
    I have switch them arround still problems.

    Does anybody have a suggestion short of changing motherboard or cpu.

    Thanks in advance, Guy
    Last edited by terreaultguy; 12-22-2009 at 01:43 PM.

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    Default Re: Problem with Sata Drive OS:Windows 7

    No expert here but I have a couple ideas for you to think about. You say PSU died, then lan, and now you can not use more that one hd ..... wondering if power supply took out part of your motherboard when it died? You do not say what you replaced the power supply with. Is the new PSU powerful enough to run your system? Even if the new PSU should be more than good enough do you have yet another one to rule out the possibility that it has issues?
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    Default Re: Problem with Sata Drive OS:Windows 7

    Hi, thanks for your reply

    New Power supply is
    BLUE STAR
    650W SLI GAMER SATA LED FAN ATX POWER SUPPLY
    the old PS was 450W - And it died with lots of sparks
    it shorted out.
    Now did it do that because it was overloaded by defective parts of the motherboard
    like the LAN is't possible
    or like you said it damaged the motherboard when it shorted out?
    this Motherboard has onboard sound, LAN, 4 SATA ports.
    I do not know that by disactivating in BIOS the LAN is like remouving
    a card. It could still be causing problems.
    No I do not have a extra PSU.
    Money is a rare comodity now.

    I suspect the on board sata controler and or sata port 2 and 3
    because
    sata port 1 is the only Hard disk for now that works
    sata port 4 is my dvd burner
    I will try to find a pci or pci express card that has 2 or 4 sata ports
    and I am not shure if I can also deactivate the on board one.
    I have Slots 2,6,7 Available
    - one PCI 32 BITS
    - 2 PCI Express Data Bus Width 1x or x1

    ====
    System Slot 1
    Name PCI1
    Type PCI
    Data Bus Width 32 bits
    Current Usage In use
    Characteristics
    Vcc voltage supported 3.3 V
    Shared No
    PME Signal Yes
    Support Hot Plug No
    PCI slot supports SMBus signal No
    -------------------------------------------
    System Slot 2
    Name PCI2
    Type PCI
    Data Bus Width 32 bits
    Current Usage Available
    Characteristics
    Vcc voltage supported 3.3 V
    Shared No
    PME Signal Yes
    Support Hot Plug No
    PCI slot supports SMBus signal No
    -------------------------------------------
    System Slot 3
    Name PCI3
    Type PCI
    Data Bus Width 32 bits
    Current Usage In use
    Characteristics
    Vcc voltage supported 3.3 V
    Shared No
    PME Signal Yes
    Support Hot Plug No
    PCI slot supports SMBus signal No
    -------------------------------------------
    System Slot 4
    Name PCIEX16_1
    Type PCI Express
    Data Bus Width 32x or x32
    Current Usage In use
    Characteristics
    Vcc voltage supported 3.3 V
    Shared No
    PME Signal Yes
    Support Hot Plug No
    PCI slot supports SMBus signal No
    -------------------------------------------
    System Slot 5
    Name PCIEX16_2
    Type PCI Express
    Data Bus Width 32x or x32
    Current Usage Available
    Characteristics
    Vcc voltage supported 3.3 V
    Shared No
    PME Signal Yes
    Support Hot Plug No
    PCI slot supports SMBus signal No
    -------------------------------------------
    System Slot 6
    Name PCIEX1_1
    Type PCI Express
    Data Bus Width 1x or x1
    Current Usage Available
    Characteristics
    Vcc voltage supported 3.3 V
    Shared No
    PME Signal Yes
    Support Hot Plug No
    PCI slot supports SMBus signal No
    -------------------------------------------
    System Slot 7
    Name PCIEX1_2
    Type PCI Express
    Data Bus Width 1x or x1
    Current Usage Available
    Characteristics
    Vcc voltage supported 3.3 V
    Shared No
    PME Signal Yes
    Support Hot Plug No
    PCI slot supports SMBus signal No
    ==========

    Motherboard
    Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC.
    Model P5ND2-SLI
    Version 1.XX
    Serial Number 123456789000

    North Bridge NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition Revision A1
    South Bridge NVIDIA nForce4 MCP Revision A1

    CPU Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.20GHz
    Cpu Socket Socket 775 LGA

    System Slots 7 PCI


    Disk 0
    Manufacturer Western Digital
    Model WDC WD10EAVS-00D7B1
    Size 1000.2 GB
    Firmware Version 01.01A01
    Serial Number WD-WCAU46234241
    Interface Serial ATA
    Standard ATA8-ACS | ----
    Transfer Mode (Current / Max) SATA-300 / SATA-300
    Features S.M.A.R.T., 48bit LBA, NCQ, AAM (Disabled)
    Temperature 42 C (107 F)
    Drive Letter(s) C:

    Disk 1
    Manufacturer Western Digital
    Model WDC WD1600AAJS-00PSA0
    Size 160.0 GB
    Firmware Version 05.06H05
    Serial Number WD-WMAP92293354
    Interface USB (Serial ATA)
    Standard ATA/ATAPI-7 | ----
    Transfer Mode (Current / Max) SATA-300 / SATA-300
    Features S.M.A.R.T., 48bit LBA, NCQ, AAM (Disabled)
    Temperature 44 C (111 F)
    Drive Letter(s) E:

    DVD Writer 0
    Manufacturer LG Electronics
    Model HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H62N ATA Device
    Firmware Version CL00
    Serial Number K59779J0639
    Interface Serial ATA
    Standard ATA/ATAPI-7 | ATA/ATAPI-7 T13 1532D version 4a
    Transfer Mode (Current / Max) SATA-150 / SATA-150
    Drive Letter(s) D:
    Controller Buffer Size on Drive 2048 KB
    Removable Yes
    Capabilities
    CD Reader CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW
    CD Writer CD-R, CD-RW
    DVD Reader DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM
    DVD Writer DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM
    SMART Support No

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    Default Re: Problem with Sata Drive OS:Windows 7

    Hi, all
    PrairieDawg, I have baught a PCI to Serial ATA RAID & IDE controler card
    Just Installed it. (20$)

    I have succesfully copied 33GB of music inmany folders all at once
    took 14 minutes. No Crash of windows 7.

    so first test seems to confirm that Motherboard's sata ports are defective.

    But let's not rush to a solved status.

    Because before when I used the old ports I would delete partitions and create new one, formated it on second HD. It seemed ok but after a day or two the problem would come back.

    Time will tell. I will wait a week, and if by then all is well I will return
    To declare that the problem is solved.

    See you then All, Guy

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