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Old 10-27-2004, 05:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default new system crash~~~

I bought a computer.
After hook up everything and want to install window, only i discover that it the mobo cannot detect the SATA HDD. It need to install a SATA raid controller first only it can detect HDD and continue install window. But after installation, i found that the sysyem is not stable. Easy to crash while playing games. such as Sims 2 and Warcraft.
I dont know what happen. Is it really cosz by HDD??? I feel tired already cosz i have been reinstalling window a lots of times.
I tried using seatool to diagnosis my drive but it cant detect. Only can use genetic to test. How come cant detect???

Below are the specs

AMD Athlon XP Barton 2800
512MB Geil DDR400 ram with heat sink
Gigabyte 7VT600P-RZ mobo
Asus ATI9550 128bits
Seagate 80GB SATA 7200rpm 8MB buffer HDD
TDK combo drive
Philip 107s flax screen monitor


AMD Athlon 64x2 4000+
2GB Kingston DDRII667Mhz
MSI 256MB GeForce8500GT
Western Digital 160GB SATAII HDD
Maxtor 80GB 8M ATA133 HDD
17" Samsung 793Dfx Monitor
Win XP Pro
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Old 10-27-2004, 07:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Couple things may be happening, Didi.

1. Make sure you have the latest BIOS for your board.
2. Check if Seagate has their SATA drivers available.
3. Update your video drivers.

Does the instability only happen when you play games?

I would also check to see just what kind of support your motherboard has for SATA. Some chipsets can be flaky with SATA, and some only support SATA as non-boot storage.

If you're having instability issues, unless your hard-drives are making horrible sounds, I would look elsewhere. Seagate drives don't have a reputation of selling DOA, or failing at all, for that matter...

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