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Old 07-07-2004, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation !! WD SATA 160gb win2k data corruption !!

I recently bought a PC with "ASUS P4P800 Deluxe" mainboard and 160gb WD SATA hard drive. I had no problems making my computer to find that hard drive, i didn't even have to install any drivers when installing windows. But after i installed windows 2000 i had some serious problems. Some of my files became corrupted. They all where named stupidly and i couldn't even delete them. after restart chkdisk finds some broblems and fixs it. but after a while windows didn't even boot, because reistry was messed up. I reinstalled windows a couple of times but still the same problem.. but then i tried installing windows xp pro and now everything works good. but i still want windows 2000 so please help....
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Old 07-07-2004, 09:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Mabye your Windows 2000 CD has corrupted files on it. I doubt its a hard drive problem if XP Pro works fine.
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Old 07-07-2004, 09:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Make sure when u install the O/S that the SATA drivers were made SPECIFICALY for Windows 2000! Anything else will result in corruption due to the system being unable to communicate with the HDD properly.
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No my windows cd is ok. i installed this windows on my old pc with ata hard drive an everything is ok. So this is really a problem of sata hard drive and win2k.


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Mabye your Windows 2000 CD has corrupted files on it. I doubt its a hard drive problem if XP Pro works fine.
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Yes, SATA driver problems would be the most logical thing at this point.
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Old 07-07-2004, 09:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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But i didn't even had to install any sata drivers... windows setup found that hard drive without any drivers installation.. maybe you can write an url where can i download these drivers so i will try to install windows using them


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Make sure when u install the O/S that the SATA drivers were made SPECIFICALY for Windows 2000! Anything else will result in corruption due to the system being unable to communicate with the HDD properly.
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Old 07-07-2004, 09:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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No problem... What kind of SATA HDD do u have?
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Old 07-07-2004, 11:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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XP and 2000 has service packs to address this issue. disable sata and set to IDE compat in BIOS, update the SP and then reenable SATA.
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Old 07-08-2004, 04:31 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I have a "Western Digital WD1600 160gb Serial Ata"

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No problem... What kind of SATA HDD do u have?
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Old 07-08-2004, 05:36 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I think the data corruption is due to the fact that the drive is actually emulating SATA but naturally runs with Paralell ATA, data corruption has known to occur with non-native SATA drives

I know Seagate drives are native SATA, and I'm pretty sure there are a few others, but I know the WD 160GB SATA's are non-native
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