USB controller initializing

By verity25
Feb 2, 2012
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  1. Hi,

    Hope someone can help me with this. I am running Win 7 on a P5Q motherboard and everything was working fine until I added another HD to my system. I have a 500gb HD already installed, but recently added an 80GB HD. My problem is that when I start up my computer from cold it hangs at the boot screen on " initializing USB Controller". After I reboot several times it will eventually start, but sometimes I have to run the windows repair program to get it to boot. Would this be because of an issue with the added HD or something else causing it. Any help would be appreciated...

    Thanks,

    Verity
  2. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 467

    Are you using the second drive as a slave?
  3. verity25

    verity25 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 110

    Yes...just as storage to ruin a few programs from
  4. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 467

    Are these both SATA drives or is one SATA and the othe PATA/IDE?
  5. verity25

    verity25 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 110

    both SATA but as IDE
  6. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 467

    Im assuming you already set the jumpers on both drives as Master and Slave and checked the BIOS boot order?
  7. verity25

    verity25 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 110

    I checked the boot order, but I forgot about the jumpers. could that be the problem?
  8. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 467

    That is the problem. 500gig = Master 80gig = slave
  9. verity25

    verity25 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 110

    I'll take a look at the drive to see what it's set to...Thanks...
  10. verity25

    verity25 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 110

    I looked at my drives and they are both connected tom SATA connectors.
  11. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 467

    go to the device manager and see if there are any open devices possibly showing exclamation points. Most likely a USB host controller. Have you thought about using an external USB enclosure?
     
  12. verity25

    verity25 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 110

    There are no exclamation points and all drivers are up to date. I have an external USB HD but using it for backup and storage.
  13. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 467

    are both drives showing up in disk manager?
  14. verity25

    verity25 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 110

    Yes...both drives are showing. Now it seems the problem has worsened as I have to reboot several times to get to the bios startup page. I removed the small drive I added but that didn't make any difference.
  15. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 467

  16. verity25

    verity25 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 110

    Tried the fixes but still the same problems persist...
  17. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 467

    ASUS P5Q PRO does not work with two IDE devices. Is your DVD IDE?

    Turn "Marvell IDE Boot ROM" in the BIOS settings enabled.
  18. verity25

    verity25 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 110

    Yes it is...Tried Marvell on and off, makes no difference. Strange thing is when I do get it booted up if I do a soft reboot it will start with no problems...
  19. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 467

    Have you tried a different SATA port on your mobo?
  20. verity25

    verity25 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 110

    Yes, I plugged it in to another one, made no difference.


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