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SATA - Registry and data corruption

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April 21, 2004 6:38:30 PM

Hey all.. I am reposting this from the MSI "Forums" because I am too lazy to retype it, and because I am desperate for some sympathy and sanity... You'll understand why when you read the response I got from the Forum Moderator... A response that is given to absolutely EVERYTHING there... I thought for SURE that this wousn't going to get tagged, and yet it was... Still, I am hoping that my bit is informative for those that are having a similar problem... And feel free to pop over to the MSI forums to discuss the virtues of whether amps on the 12v rail really are the cause of every single computer problem anyone ever has...

http://forum.msi.com.tw/board.php?boardid=24&sid=


<b>Fyrsign</b>
Hey guys... I thought I'd pass these on, because the information contained therein is very solid, if not somewhat incomplete.

Summary of the issue:

Users are experiencing random data corruption or outright registry errors when the computer is powered on. These errors are not happening with reboots, only with cold starts.

The problem? It appears that Windows is shutting down too quickly. With the registry being the last thing to get written to, a shut-down midway through can be devastating. There are also indications that drives with 8mb buffers are being negatively effected by 48-bit LBA.

The cuplrit? The VIA SATA Driver, and possibly one of the Windows Service Packs... I would read though these two threads and see if they help. I'm still sketchy on solutions (the second thread is mainly WinXP oriented, and I run Win2K), but at least I now know what is happening and that a solution MAY pop up... A solution other than buying a seperate SATA controller with a different chipset.

http://forums.viaarena.com/messageview.cfm?catid=20&thr...

http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?s=890ec3c36a77b6...

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<b>Forum Moderator Bas</b>

Sorry, but your problem is probably here: 12v 18a

Way too little for these type systems....

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>>TroubleGuide<<

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<b>Fyrsign</b>
Firstly, it is not "my problem"... Read the threads, this is a very widely known issue for many many people...

Secondly, no offense, but damn near everything on these forums is being blamed on "Not enough AMPs on your 12v rail"... Yeah...

Data corrution? Not enough amps on your 12v rail
BSoD? Not enough amps on your 12v rail
Bad breath? Not enough amps on your 12v rail
Speeding ticket? Not enough amps on your 12v rail
Hungry? Not enough amps on your 12v rail

Great, you are right... MY problem is Not Enough Amps On My 12v Rail... However, I still think the links in question are EXTREMELY important for people to check out... Maybe I think so because I don't have enough amps on my 12v rail... It goes without saying that when people experience problems going from win2K SP2 to Win2K SP3, it is because of the secret code exposing their lack of amps on the 12v rail...

quote:
Originally posted by Bas
Sorry, but your problem is probably here: 12v 18a

Way too little for these type systems....


__________________
Athlon64 3000+
K8T NEO-FSR
Seagate 80GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model ST380013AS
1024meg (2x512) Apacer 184 Pin DDR PC-3200
Sapphire ATI "Atlantis Radeon 9800 Pro" 256MB
Lite-On Black 52X32X52 CD-RW Drive, Model LTR-52327S
Lite-On Black 16X DVD ROM Drive, Model XJ-HD166/XJ-HD 165H
HEISEI PCI to 1394a Card, Model "HF-1394AI"
Fortron- FSP530-60GNA 530W Power Supply
3.3v 28.0a 5v 40a 12v 18a


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April 27, 2004 2:19:24 AM

At the risk of insulting you, did you check your drives for bad sectors? Another possible issue, how is your cpu? I had one that was slowing going away and I keep having data and reg corruption. Everytime you load stuff , even defrag, things may not be getting put where they should. Once I changed the cpu and cleaned things up I was golden-hope this helps.
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