ATA100 Question

Hi, I'm new to the forum, and I'd like to ask a simple question. I've got an ATA/100 IBM HDD and a motherboard that supports it. I just recently bought an 80 conductor cable and installed it. The bios boots fine, there's no message about "No 80 conductor cable installed" which there was before. Windows 2000 starts to boot fine, it gets to the white screen with the status bar, but then it throws up a "Stop Screen" which I've never seen before. Something about hardware being misinstalled. I know I have the cable in the right way because if I flip it around the bios doesn't recognize it as 80 conductor at all. What could be causing this problem, is it a cheap cable problem (I did buy it deep discount off pricewatch), or is it an issue with not having drivers maybe? For the record I'm using an MSI K7 Master board. Any help would be appreciated.

Michael Pokorny
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  1. The stop error would be helpful if you can get it?

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  2. So I checked the error by reinstalling the ata100 cable, it reads

    STOP:c0000221 Unknown Hard Error
    SystemRoot\System32\ntdll.dll

    This leads me to believe it's a windows problem, rather than a bios problem. Any suggestions?
  3. <A HREF="http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q101/0/96.asp?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0&qry=STOP:c0000221 Unknown Hard Error&rnk=1&src=DHCS_MSPSS_gn_SRCH&SPR=WIN2000" target="_new">http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q101/0/96.asp?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0&qry=STOP:c0000221 Unknown Hard Error&rnk=1&src=DHCS_MSPSS_gn_SRCH&SPR=WIN2000</A>

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  4. I checked out that article, and I'll try the fix, but it seems to me that if the operating system loads fine at ATA66, which it does, then it should load fine at ATA100 too. But I'll try teh fix and let you know.
  5. ata100 vs win2k part 2:

    <A HREF="http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q260/2/33.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0&qry=ata 66 100&rnk=1&src=DHCS_MSPSS_gn_SRCH&SPR=WIN2000" target="_new">http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q260/2/33.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0&qry=ata 66 100&rnk=1&src=DHCS_MSPSS_gn_SRCH&SPR=WIN2000</A>
  6. I'm using service pack 2, when I downloaded this file it says it only works on service pack 1.

    Michael
  7. Thanks for all your help guys, I ended up being able to fix the problem by installing the VIA drivers patch for my Southbirdge chipset and also by using a different cable. Thanks a lot.
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