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August 8, 2005 12:07:24 PM

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Hi everyone:

I have a problem with several PC's using an Adaptec 1200A Raid
Controller. The PC's are Intel MB 865, Kingston RAM, Seagate HDDs and
Windows xp-pro SP2.
The card installes just fine, Windows installs and I set up a mirror.
The systems work fine for a while. All of the sudden they will not boot
up and there is no windows installation recognized on either HDD. I
have to reinstall the card, windows, drivers and all is well - for a
while. It works between 2 month and 6 month. I encountered this problem
on 9 PC's.
Anyone out there with similar problems?
Thanx in advance,
Ernst
August 8, 2005 4:19:00 PM

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Adaptec only posted an issue about SP2 for xp. My problem occured after
installing xp with SP2. I knew about the Highpoint driver issue and
SP2. No mentioning of problems with tat specific MOBO.


DL wrote:
> What did Adaptec tec say, I know they have had issues with certain mobo's /
> bios
>
> "tiger" <ematheus@cfl.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:1123513644.778470.88370@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> > Hi everyone:
> >
> > I have a problem with several PC's using an Adaptec 1200A Raid
> > Controller. The PC's are Intel MB 865, Kingston RAM, Seagate HDDs and
> > Windows xp-pro SP2.
> > The card installes just fine, Windows installs and I set up a mirror.
> > The systems work fine for a while. All of the sudden they will not boot
> > up and there is no windows installation recognized on either HDD. I
> > have to reinstall the card, windows, drivers and all is well - for a
> > while. It works between 2 month and 6 month. I encountered this problem
> > on 9 PC's.
> > Anyone out there with similar problems?
> > Thanx in advance,
> > Ernst
> >
August 8, 2005 11:08:59 PM

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What did Adaptec tec say, I know they have had issues with certain mobo's /
bios

"tiger" <ematheus@cfl.rr.com> wrote in message
news:1123513644.778470.88370@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Hi everyone:
>
> I have a problem with several PC's using an Adaptec 1200A Raid
> Controller. The PC's are Intel MB 865, Kingston RAM, Seagate HDDs and
> Windows xp-pro SP2.
> The card installes just fine, Windows installs and I set up a mirror.
> The systems work fine for a while. All of the sudden they will not boot
> up and there is no windows installation recognized on either HDD. I
> have to reinstall the card, windows, drivers and all is well - for a
> while. It works between 2 month and 6 month. I encountered this problem
> on 9 PC's.
> Anyone out there with similar problems?
> Thanx in advance,
> Ernst
>
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August 9, 2005 2:45:13 AM

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I had many long conversations with Adaptec tec re, a 2410SA
They stated that there had been problems with some cards and various
mobos/bios, they went on to say they didnt have an exhaustive list of all
the various hw that gave problems.
They could only suggest Firmware upgrade, and a completely clean install of
the o/s & drivers to see if that worked.
I might get round to that when I have the time/energy and inclination.

"tiger" <ematheus@cfl.rr.com> wrote in message
news:1123528740.006734.170090@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Adaptec only posted an issue about SP2 for xp. My problem occured after
> installing xp with SP2. I knew about the Highpoint driver issue and
> SP2. No mentioning of problems with tat specific MOBO.
>
>
> DL wrote:
> > What did Adaptec tec say, I know they have had issues with certain
mobo's /
> > bios
> >
> > "tiger" <ematheus@cfl.rr.com> wrote in message
> > news:1123513644.778470.88370@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> > > Hi everyone:
> > >
> > > I have a problem with several PC's using an Adaptec 1200A Raid
> > > Controller. The PC's are Intel MB 865, Kingston RAM, Seagate HDDs and
> > > Windows xp-pro SP2.
> > > The card installes just fine, Windows installs and I set up a mirror.
> > > The systems work fine for a while. All of the sudden they will not
boot
> > > up and there is no windows installation recognized on either HDD. I
> > > have to reinstall the card, windows, drivers and all is well - for a
> > > while. It works between 2 month and 6 month. I encountered this
problem
> > > on 9 PC's.
> > > Anyone out there with similar problems?
> > > Thanx in advance,
> > > Ernst
> > >
>
August 9, 2005 9:41:41 AM

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Thank you DL!! I knew there was something wrong. I wiped all t he PC's
and started all over only to run into the same proble after a while. I
think for now I will remove the cards and use the onboard IDE channel.
Hope you find some time/energy and inclination to take a few days for
yourself!!!

:-) Ernst
!