"ultra" warning in the event viewer, how serious is it?

By SNGX1275
Feb 28, 2002
  1. I'm concerned what is causing this, I believe it has somethign to do with the ata100 controller on my motherboard. Apparently I've been getting this for over a month now and have noticed no adverse side effects but I dont' like seeing warnings.
  2. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,327

    I'd guess there's no updates available for it then as it suggests?
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Topic Starter Posts: 12,907   +389

    Well I'm not exactly sure what it is that needs to be updated.
    I clicked the link like it suggests, it send information to microsoft :rolleyes: and then it came up with nothing, no additional information avaiable is what it said I believe.
  4. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,327

    Ahhh right. Well, basically its suggesting that you should update the BIOS for your ATA controller, shouldn't be a problems if its a seperate RAID one, if not just check your manufacturer for a new BIOS for the system, or perhaps even installing newer chipset drivers'll remove it.
    Doesn't seem like there is a "real" problem though, so you could just ignore it either.
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    I hope so commander, for you sake....

    my advise, if all is working well, is to ignore it.

    i have upgraded firmware here and lived to regret it.

    I have also upgraded firmware on SCSI cd-rw and its never been the same....

    ....if its not broken, don't fix it.....
  6. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,332   +59

    Re: I hope so commander, for you sake....

    I strongly believe in that philosophy.. But I certainly don't practice it. :)

    I can't think of any reason it would complain about your firmware, unless your drivers require a more recent firmware upgrade or your SCSI is not totally ACPI compliant. If the latter were the case though, you'd probably get a nice box of chocolates with a card attatched from your computer that reads, "ERROR: DRIVE_UNBOOTABLE. PLEASE REINSTALL WINDOWS YOU MEAN, MEAN PERSON."
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