P5W DH Deluxe Boot Problems in ACHI Mode

I have just installed an SSD drive by migrating my old drive over using cloning software. When I change to ACHI mode it boots fine and all the achi drivers are installed without a probem.
If i power down and reconnct my other sata drives and then boot again the system hangs at the windows splash screen.
Please help
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  1. how many sata device do you have and which SATA ports is each plugged into?
  2. As the atomicWAR says, What ports, The 2 orange ones at the bottom of the board are for a hardware(basic) raid 1/0 controller that is tied to the 4th sata port from the Intel controller on the board.

    Are you on the 2 black ports?
  3. nukemaster said:
    As the atomicWAR says, What ports, The 2 orange ones at the bottom of the board are for a hardware(basic) raid 1/0 controller that is tied to the 4th sata port from the Intel controller on the board.

    Are you on the 2 black ports?


    excatly where i was going with it
    where your plugged in is important....don't use the orange ports. i have a P8t on my other system and they don't work for your regualar dvd drive usage....they are for back-up, hard drives only. if you have your dvd drive on them it will not work
  4. atomicWAR said:
    how many sata device do you have and which SATA ports is each plugged into?
  5. atomicWAR said:
    how many sata device do you have and which SATA ports is each plugged into?
  6. I have SSD Drive and two hard disks connected into the three Intel ICH7R South Bridge ports, one in the Silicon Image 4723 Hardware RAID controller (the orange one) and one in the Jmicron JMB363 controller.
  7. nukemaster said:
    As the atomicWAR says, What ports, The 2 orange ones at the bottom of the board are for a hardware(basic) raid 1/0 controller that is tied to the 4th sata port from the Intel controller on the board.

    Are you on the 2 black ports?
  8. I have SSD Drive and two hard disks connected into the three Intel ICH7R South Bridge ports, one in the Silicon Image 4723 Hardware RAID controller (the orange one) and one in the Jmicron JMB363 controller.
  9. jacksid said:
    I have SSD Drive and two hard disks connected into the three Intel ICH7R South Bridge ports, one in the Silicon Image 4723 Hardware RAID controller (the orange one) and one in the Jmicron JMB363 controller.


    you math doesn't make sense...how can you have 3 drives plugged into 3 intel south bridge ports, one in the silicon image and one in the jmicron....thats 5 drives not three....where is you dvd drive plugged in btw?
  10. atomicWAR said:
    jacksid said:
    I have SSD Drive and two hard disks connected into the three Intel ICH7R South Bridge ports, one in the Silicon Image 4723 Hardware RAID controller (the orange one) and one in the Jmicron JMB363 controller.


    you math doesn't make sense...how can you have 3 drives plugged into 3 intel south bridge ports, one in the silicon image and one in the jmicron....thats 5 drives not three....where is you dvd drive plugged in btw?
  11. Yes I have 5 drives in total
    I have SSD Drive and two hard disks connected into the three Intel ICH7R South Bridge ports, one in the Silicon Image 4723 Hardware RAID controller (the orange one)
    and one in the Jmicron JMB363 controller.
    The DVD Writer is in an IDE port
  12. try removing just the hdd attached to the orange port and tell me if that works.
  13. I have that board and have actually done the same thing.

    I used all the intel ports one of the ez-raid(mode RAID 1[jumper] then had to make the setting stick in the bios[change ez raid mode] requiring one poer cycle) ports and the leftover from the e-sata(near the heat pipe) as well. The drive worked fine,but was detected as external disk.

    It was a while back and was in RAID mode for the Intel ports.

    If i get a chance, I will see if I can try some tests on the board(i do not have it anymore, but may be able to gain access to it for a bit.).
  14. i am too tired tonight but i still have my P8t....while not the same board it does have the same controllers...i'll do the same omrrow after i wake up and see if i can replicate the problem and find a solution.
  15. Thanks for your help, I look foward to hearing more
  16. atomicWAR said:
    try removing just the hdd attached to the orange port and tell me if that works.
  17. I just tried removing the hard disk connected to the orange port but the system still hangs at the windows splash screen
  18. remove another drive one at a time tell it does boot....once that happens, plug in one of the disconnected drives that it didn't boot for when you disconnected it. this should help narrow down the problem
  19. atomicWAR said:
    remove another drive one at a time tell it does boot....once that happens, plug in one of the disconnected drives that it didn't boot for when you disconnected it. this should help narrow down the problem
  20. I have managed to get the system working by unplugging all the drives apart from the SSD and then reconnecting one at a time to identify the problem.
    I have found that one of my drives causes the system to hang in ACHI mode, I removed it and placed it an external hard drive enclosure and tried connecting using the esata port, again it causes the system to hang on boot and is not recognised if connected after boot. It does however show up if I use a usb port. The other issue relates to the orange sata connector so I have stopped using it and connected that drive to a sata controller card

    So after all that faffing around all is okay
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