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WHS And PCI-VT6421A Sata Controller RRS feed

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  • Ok, I have got 6 500gb hdds in my server, 4 on the sata ports on the motherboard, 1 IDE HDD and the last is on a via PCI sata controller PCI-VT6421A, it worked for about 2 days and then my whs server began locking up, I could not connect my PC's to it or my 360, the tray icon is grey, I coonect my monitor etc and the system has locked, I have to switch it off buy the mains. when I boot the pc up it works as normal for a while and then crashes again. I think it may have something to do with the addin PCI card but I cannot be sure. anyone got any suggestions. I am on removing the hdd from the pci controller and removing it to see what happens. Found out it maybe a driver problem crashing it as I have to use a XP driver for the card and Pluscom says they are not intending to release a 2003 driver. 
    HMG
    Tuesday, March 24, 2009 4:45 PM

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  • the PSU is 650w. Turns out it was the card drivers as I took it out last night and have had no problems since then, I found drivers for the same card from the via website and am going to try them and see what happens.
    HMG
    Wednesday, March 25, 2009 10:11 AM

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  • HenryMGray ACITP said:

    Ok, I have got 6 500gb hdds in my server, 4 on the sata ports on the motherboard, 1 IDE HDD and the last is on a via PCI sata controller PCI-VT6421A, it worked for about 2 days and then my whs server began locking up, I could not connect my PC's to it or my 360, the tray icon is grey, I coonect my monitor etc and the system has locked, I have to switch it off buy the mains. when I boot the pc up it works as normal for a while and then crashes again. I think it may have something to do with the addin PCI card but I cannot be sure. anyone got any suggestions. I am on removing the hdd from the pci controller and removing it to see what happens. Found out it maybe a driver problem crashing it as I have to use a XP driver for the card and Pluscom says they are not intending to release a 2003 driver. 


    HMG



    That's one possibility.  It could also be your power supply isn't strong enough (you didn't mention the wattage on it).
    Wednesday, March 25, 2009 12:44 AM
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  • the PSU is 650w. Turns out it was the card drivers as I took it out last night and have had no problems since then, I found drivers for the same card from the via website and am going to try them and see what happens.
    HMG
    Wednesday, March 25, 2009 10:11 AM