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Anonymous
March 7, 2005 11:37:08 AM

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I have an Asus A7V motherboard. When I plug any component (cd drive or hard
drive into the ULTRA ATA 100 controllers the system will show the startup
logo and then freeze). I have the most current BIOS and drivers for these
components; as soon as I unplug the cd drive or plug the HD into the standard
IDE controller everything works fine.
Anonymous
March 7, 2005 12:49:02 PM

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I will double check the configuration, however, when I had Windows ME
installed on the same system I never had a problem.

"Vanguard" wrote:

> "RonH" <RonH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:52D2CAB7-7C56-46CD-AF2E-303FAD431F0B@microsoft.com...
> >I have an Asus A7V motherboard. When I plug any component (cd drive or
> >hard
> > drive into the ULTRA ATA 100 controllers the system will show the
> > startup
> > logo and then freeze). I have the most current BIOS and drivers for
> > these
> > components; as soon as I unplug the cd drive or plug the HD into the
> > standard
> > IDE controller everything works fine.
>
>
> Did you configure your BIOS boot drive sequence to list the SCSI device
> (after the floppy and CD-ROM drive but before any hard drive attached to
> the IDE ports on the mobo)? Because the IDE controller card has its own
> BIOS, it is treated like a BIOS controller so the system BIOS has to
> pass control to the daughtercard's BIOS. Presumably you have already
> installed the Promise drivers before you moved the drive from the IDE
> mobo port to the Promise card.
>
> If the CD-ROM and hard drive are both on the same port on the same cable
> to the Promise card and removing the CD-ROM drive lets you boot from the
> hard drive attached to that card then you have a configuration conflict
> between those 2 drives. Maybe you have both configured as the master
> drive, or both as the slave drive, or are trying to use cable select
> (which I never use since it has proven flaky and depends on timing of
> the latch circuits).
>
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Anonymous
March 8, 2005 1:27:44 AM

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And your operating system is?? There is a problem with Windows 2000 and
special steps must be taken.

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"RonH" <RonH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:52D2CAB7-7C56-46CD-AF2E-303FAD431F0B@microsoft.com...
>I have an Asus A7V motherboard. When I plug any component (cd drive or
>hard
> drive into the ULTRA ATA 100 controllers the system will show the startup
> logo and then freeze). I have the most current BIOS and drivers for these
> components; as soon as I unplug the cd drive or plug the HD into the
> standard
> IDE controller everything works fine.
Anonymous
March 8, 2005 1:52:00 AM

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I would suspect as Vanguard stated, you have the jumpers configured on the
IDE devices in a way they conflict with each other - acceptable methods:
1) One device on the said channel (0 or 1) configured as "MASTER".
2) One device on the said channel (0 or 1) configured as "SLAVE".
3) Both devices on the said channel (0 or 1) configured as "CSEL" aka cable
select.

Also note, on IDE controllers, the channel will only operate as fast as the
slowest device - so if you have a HD configured using UDMA4 and a CD drive
configured using UDMA2, then both devices will only operate at UDMA2 speeds.
This is why it is always recommended to put CD or DVD drives on a separate
channel from your hard drives.

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"RonH" <RonH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0A06FF3D-8855-40EF-97BC-D44B0D38592F@microsoft.com...
> I will double check the configuration, however, when I had Windows ME
> installed on the same system I never had a problem.
>
> "Vanguard" wrote:
>
> > "RonH" <RonH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:52D2CAB7-7C56-46CD-AF2E-303FAD431F0B@microsoft.com...
> > >I have an Asus A7V motherboard. When I plug any component (cd drive or
> > >hard
> > > drive into the ULTRA ATA 100 controllers the system will show the
> > > startup
> > > logo and then freeze). I have the most current BIOS and drivers for
> > > these
> > > components; as soon as I unplug the cd drive or plug the HD into the
> > > standard
> > > IDE controller everything works fine.
> >
> >
> > Did you configure your BIOS boot drive sequence to list the SCSI device
> > (after the floppy and CD-ROM drive but before any hard drive attached to
> > the IDE ports on the mobo)? Because the IDE controller card has its own
> > BIOS, it is treated like a BIOS controller so the system BIOS has to
> > pass control to the daughtercard's BIOS. Presumably you have already
> > installed the Promise drivers before you moved the drive from the IDE
> > mobo port to the Promise card.
> >
> > If the CD-ROM and hard drive are both on the same port on the same cable
> > to the Promise card and removing the CD-ROM drive lets you boot from the
> > hard drive attached to that card then you have a configuration conflict
> > between those 2 drives. Maybe you have both configured as the master
> > drive, or both as the slave drive, or are trying to use cable select
> > (which I never use since it has proven flaky and depends on timing of
> > the latch circuits).
> >
> > --
> > ____________________________________________________________
> > Post your replies to the newsgroup. Share with others.
> > E-mail reply: Remove "NIXTHIS" and add "#VS811" to Subject.
> > ____________________________________________________________
> >
> >
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