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Bios is assigning different irq than windows

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December 21, 2010 4:59:50 PM

Hello, I have a Dell 830 Power Edge Server and am trying to get a Promise TX4310 RAID card installed. It appears that the BIOS is assigning an IRQ which I can manually change to either 3,5,7, but Windows is assigning IRQ 35. The cards driver install ok, but why I try and initialize the drive from the Disk Management, the computer reboots. Any ideas how I can resolve this issue?
Thanks muchos!!!
December 21, 2010 5:42:58 PM



Your problem may not have anything to do with IRQ's. Windows manages IRQ's itself, despite what the BIOS may send it.

XP cannot initialize a drive like Windows 2000 could. In XP, the drive must be pre-initialized.
I have a hard drive initializing program at 4Shared.com that can help you.
It is an 'ISO' image file you must download and burn to CD, It is bootable or the program can be installed in XP for daily use.


Get the file named 'Hitachi'
HERE
December 23, 2010 5:33:32 PM

Thanks for the quick response! I decided to can WinXP and went with Win2k3 server... that worked!
December 23, 2010 7:41:12 PM

ekato said:
Thanks for the quick response! I decided to can WinXP and went with Win2k3 server... that worked!


Cool.. At least that's a step up. :) 
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