Just got a pc and it has three hard drives- two on raid, also dvdrw a dvdrom and a cdrom all linked but my problem is that it worked for a while now it has turned itself of and wont power on but out of every say 20 attemps top ower on on one of them it will do so then power itself off again after a couple of seconds.
all power leads are inserted properly and are seated right
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Re: WONT POWER ON!
It can be the issue of faulty power supply just check out the fan in the power supply is it moving properly or not if it is getting stopped the power supply can be faulty.also check out the fan on mother board processor it can also be the issue of not getting the pc on.also check out the CMOS battery.it may be faulty.just remove and reinsert the battery again and check also check out replacing the battery.
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RAID implementations will vary from controller to controller, and even from bios to bios revision or version for the same controllers. You should "image" the raid on the old board, then delete the raid on the old system. In the new system, you need to treat these drives like they are new, blank hard disks. Any partitions will need to be removed, and the RAID created on the new board. Once this is done, you can use your partition imaging software to drop the data back onto the new RAID partition. Seagate I believe has imaging software available in Seatools, or you can use something like Acronis True Image or GHOST.
The RAID would not work properly if both hard drives are not of the same size.
Your best bet will be to have all three disks plugged in the computer first. Then use a third party software (there are some free on the internet) to mirror the contents of your 500GB drives to the 1 TB drive.
Try switching the eide ribbons from the CDrom to the hard drive. Sometimes, the computer tries to read the cdrom as the primary and the hard drive as the slave. I generally just leave the CDrom out, place the hard drive in with ribbon and let it register in bios.
Remove everything from the board except the front panel hookups.Make sure you remove memory, video card, hard drive and cdrom cables, hard drive and cdrom power, anything plugged into the back except the power. If it will power up this way start plugging things back in between power cycles. Start with memory then power down. Then add video then power down. Continue with Cdrom, then hard drives. When it stopps wanting to power on you know where the issue lies. If it wont power on with nothing on it then the motherboard is probably bad. Hope this helps.
Hi, you will need to load the sata raid drivers when installing the OS. Some off the older versions of xp will not have these, when windows is installing it will ask if you need to install a 3rd party raid driver press F6. later on it will ask you to insert the raid driver disk. which you may have to do/make yourself if you haven't already got one.
I'll assume each of these is an IDE device, meaning each has a wide connector versus a narrow SATA connector commonly found on newer hard drives.
Your motherboard should have two IDE channels, labeled IDE 1 and IDE 2, Primary IDE and Secondary IDE, or something similar. Each IDE channel can support two devices.
For best performance between the drives, you will want to have the Hard Drive connected as Master(Drive 0) on the Primary IDE channel; The CDROM should be connected as Slave(Drive 1) on the Primary IDE channel. Connect the DVDROM as Master(Drive 0) on the Secondary IDE channel, and the ZIP Drive as Slave on the Secondary IDE channel.
When connecting the drives, make sure you set the jumpers correctly; Both the Hard Drive and the DVDROM should have their jumpers set to Master, the CDROM and Zip drives should have their jumpers set to Slave. An alternative is to set the jumpers for every drive to Cable Select(CS), allowing the physical connection of each drive to determine whether its a Master or Slave device.
If your Hard Drive is a SATA device, connect it to the '0' or '1' SATA connector on the motherboard. Have the DVDROM set up by itsself as Master on the primary IDE channel, the CDROM as Master on the Secondary IDE channel, and the ZIP as Slave on the Secondary IDE channel.
it seems like it is not recognizing the hard drive, the error is coming from the cdrom/dvdrom. make sure that the hard drive is jumpered to slave,and the cd/dvdrom is put on the other ribbon cable set at master drive