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Abit BD7-Raid Setup Problems

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Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2002 - 8:38 am:   

no no, this isn't the A7 problem.

i have tried 3 sets of video cards -2 agp 1 pci-
5 different hard drives-3 maxtor 1 Wester Digital 1 IBM- and looked just about everywhere else for a solution.

i have 2 sticks of 256 pc2100

Ok here's The problem

computer turns on normal, goes into the dos based setup of xp or 2000 (tried them both)
Gets through copying files on 2000 and doesn't get that far on XP. BSOD. The cool part is that its... lez see.. like playing he lottery with the bsod codes, some times i get IRQ_NOT_EQUAL_TO blah blah blah, then other times i get tried to access read only page file then i get another and another, its usually 1 outta 10

with windows 2000 setup, someties it will crash on me just before it gets into the graphical *Please Wait* setup screen other times it'll get to that screen hang the crash, if I have both sticks of RAM in it doesnt' get that far, if i take 1 out it gets to the previous mentioned spot.

Any help will be appreciated. Sorry if i seemed to be rambling a little, i just woke up from in beween classes.
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2002 - 6:41 pm:   

I don't even know where to start on this one, if the setup defaults for memory timings don't fix anything and you have checked the bios setup for the usual disableing of antivirus and so on you may want to consider getting a new motherboard.
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2002 - 9:17 am:   

Yes i have thought of that one too and turned off nearly every feature =)

I'm gonna try a differnt type of RAM *crucial* just in case it doesn't like the stuff the guys gave me *no name*

If that doesn't work i'll probably go with the asus P4B266 instead and just forget any type of RAID setup

hehe Thanks for lookin i'll come back and give an update to as wether or not this fixes my problem.
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 7:32 am:   

Got the RAM in yesterday. didn't fix the problem.

Contacted abit support wether or not the motherboard is just a bad apple, but i'm not going to hold my breath about getting a reply any time soon.

Going to try a few more things today while I wait

I'm up to 3 different Video Cards 3 different sticks of Ram 2 different cdroms 5 different hard drives 1 floppy plugged and unplugged using both IDE controllers disabling the onboard raid 1 flashed bios 2 different sets of drivers 2 cases 1 PSU<--Hmmmm(300watt) 1 CPU(1.8p4) and a partridge in a pear tree. Did I leave anything out? Post code on XP setup is 0x8e which is their only post code listed and it goes into memory or bad hardware;en-us;Q315335

and all sorts of fun ones for 2k

maybe there's a faulty solder joint somewhere dealing with the RAM slots i'll check that tonight when I try setting it up outside of a case.

Hey, I said i'd keep you posted.

everyone else feel free to take a stab at it >=)
Its a good thing I like problems or else i'd probably be bald now

V (Vera)
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2002 - 9:01 pm:   

I haven't worked with above named OS's or raid.All I can offer from here is this link which you may or may not have seen.

Hope you get to the bottom of your problem
Fred Schneiser
Posted on Wednesday, January 1, 2003 - 6:18 pm:   

If you setup your system to run raid, you must go into the bios to do it as well as the raid bios. Read the manual it will tell you how. When that part is done and you have formatted the hard drive and start loading win 2000 hit f6 to tell the operating system you have second party drivers (Your Raid Drivers) Load them when prompted. Continue to load Win 2000 and your system should load all the way into windows. I have loaded Win 2000 this way in the past and had no trouble with my Abit Kr7A-Raid board.


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