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Via Raid Controller

By Axiarus
Mar 2, 2007
  1. My SATA drive is about 6-8 months old. I currently have it connected. It runs fine but sometimes when i boot the computer the drive just doesnt show up. I go into hardware profiles and right click on VIA RAID controller and go to properties and it says This Device Cannot Start. (Code 10) i tried updating, that doesnt work, tried updating with the motherboard cd, doesnt work, and i also tried uninstalling the device, rebooting, then loading up. It installs it and then tells me to restart. When the computer loads and I go to the hardware profile.....IT SAYS THE SAME THING. This is a 320g HDD and i had about 90gigs of games on this thing. Every now and then it will work but arent drives supposed to work ALL THE TIME? This is just annoying since i have to restart and restart the comp until it recognizes my drive.
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Does the BIOS recognise the drive at startup?
     
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,351   +622

    sounds like the BIOS is accessing the HD too soon --
    it must wait for the HD to come to full RPM.
    usually you can set a delay time in the BIOS.
     
  4. Axiarus

    Axiarus TS Addict Topic Starter Posts: 218   +92

    How do i set the delay? i went into the bios and there is nothing like that in there
     
  5. Axiarus

    Axiarus TS Addict Topic Starter Posts: 218   +92

    hey!

    Heloooooooooooo?
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,351   +622

    then you're just out of luck -- sorry

    if you can get to your S.M.A.R.T. data you might see:
    Code:
     ID   Attribute Description   Threshold   Value   Worst   Data   Status  
      01   Raw Read Error Rate   62   100   100   0   OK: Value is normal  
      02   Throughput Performance   40   100   100   0   OK: Value is normal  
      [B]03   Spin Up Time   33   128   128   1   OK: Value is normal  [/B]
      04   Start/Stop Count   0   99   99   1714   OK: Always passing  
      05   Reallocated Sector Count   5   100   100   0   OK: Value is normal  
      07   Seek Error Rate   67   100   100   0   OK: Value is normal  
      08   Seek Time Performance   40   100   100   0   OK: Value is normal  
      09   Power-On Time Count   0   91   91   4182   OK: Always passing  
      0A   Spin Retry Count   60   100   100   0   OK: Value is normal  
      0C   Power Cycle Count   0   99   99   1680   OK: Always passing  
      BF   G-Sense Error Rate   0   100   100   1   OK: Always passing  
      C0   Power-Off Retract Count   0   100   100   58   OK: Always passing  
      C1   Load/Unload Cycle Count   0   85   85   156467   OK: Always passing  
      C2   Temperature   0   166   166   5, 33   OK: Always passing  
      C4   Reallocation Event Count   0   100   100   0   OK: Always passing  
      C5   Current Pending Sector Count   0   100   100   0   OK: Always passing  
      C6   Off-Line Uncorrectable Sector Count   0   100   100   0   OK: Always passing  
      C7   Ultra ATA CRC Error Rate   0   200   200   0   OK: Always passing  
    
    
    use this to monitor your HD
     
  7. Axiarus

    Axiarus TS Addict Topic Starter Posts: 218   +92

    how do i get that?
     
  8. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    If there is no HDD delay option, then you can play around with other things. Disable quick boot or enable some kind of a diagnostic boot or long memory test.. Anything that would make the computer start up a bit longer.
     
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