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ATA133 disk controller corrupting WHS ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I tried adding in a Silicon Image ATA133 hard disk controller into my

    WHS, server booted ok but got some strange message about not being able

    to find my local profile.   Went into WHS console and I could add the extra hard

    disk on the SI controller to the storage pool.  However as soon as I shut down and restarted, got

    a load of BIOS boot messages about not being able to find a system drive....

     

    One re-installation of WHS later [ which kept the 600GB data - whew !! ] ,

    I'm left wondering if it was just pure coincidence, or if there is some fundamental

    incompatibility between  WHS and the extra disk controller  ?

     

    Ian

     

     

    System details : 

    Intel Celeron 1.4 Ghz [  the old rubbish FPGA sort... ]

    ABIT something-or other motherboard from at least 4 years ago

    1 Gb SDRAM memory

    500 Mb Seagate Barracuda

    500 Mb Hitachi

    Netgear GA302T gigabit network card

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Saturday, May 19, 2007 4:16 PM

Answers

  • Having heard the news that I'll have to do a clean install for RC1,

    summoned up the courage to try again - initially with similar results.

     

    Tried using a more recent driver, and it looks ok so far.

     

     

    Saturday, May 26, 2007 3:00 PM

All replies

  • Having heard the news that I'll have to do a clean install for RC1,

    summoned up the courage to try again - initially with similar results.

     

    Tried using a more recent driver, and it looks ok so far.

     

     

    Saturday, May 26, 2007 3:00 PM
  • I found that I could not do the actual installation of WHS with this card installed.   I could only do the install, then add the card once the installation was complete.   I know this is a bit odd, but it worked.   I have a few ATA cards (I have 6 HDs in my WHS box) and had to do a bit of swapping before I found a combination that worked.   Of course they are older cards, and drivers were a challenge to find for an OS that's off the beaten path (not all offer Windows 2003 drivers)...

     

    Anyway, do the install, get everything working, THEN add the ATA card.   It should be fine.

    Friday, June 1, 2007 2:51 AM
  • Good news, definately a improvement. Thanks for posting the work arounds!
    Friday, June 8, 2007 6:53 PM