Promise ATA133 TX2 IDE card problem

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by GoNz0, Apr 17, 2003.

  1. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    i have the latest bios, and xp drivers for this card, the problem is this.

    i take the card out and the pc is at desktop, fully loaded in 20 seconds flat.. 100% useable.

    i put the card back in and i see the desktop in 15 seconds, but no taskbar for about 60 seconds, then 5 seconds of loading and the pc is at a fully useable desktop.

    This is nothing to do with networking before i get told to disable this that and the other. tried all that b4 i realised it was the controller card.

    the card runs 4 hard drives., unplugging the hard drives and im booted in 20 seconds again.

    It is not 1 drive playing up, i disconnected each 1 in order etc to check that. still the same.

    any ideas anyone ?
     
  2. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

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    I found with the promise ATA100 card, the pc loaded slower than if I ran the HDD on my old mobo at UDMA33 lol (it was an ATA100 hdd).

    I read somewhere on here about needing to edit boot.ini or something?

    http://www.ntfs.org/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=32777

    check Hipster's response there - might help :)

    good luck
     
  3. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    diffrent im afraid, i see my desktop before i get the freeze.