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3ware controller initializing using freebSD operating system. using 3ware® 9650SE, the booting freezes and i get message saying 3ware controller initializing and it just sits there

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When my laptop boots up it says operating system not found

Not good. Check your bios for correct drive for boot up, but it sounds like yoru hard drive is not being read....

Oct 26, 2010 | Acer (ACERMOTHERBOARD)

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I recently upgraded my school server computer from 32 bit window xp to 64 bit window7. After that my raid drives were not detected. My raid drives are AMCC 9650SE-8LPML model, though. I think I need to...

Supposedly, there are no additional drivers required. Windows 7 should be able to use it by default:

Jul 30, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I have an old computer running windows millenium. I used to be able to access my flash drive but now a message pops up that says that i need to format my flash drive. I format the flash drive and try to...


Would you try to format your flash drive using this software which I uploaded HERE. Download and unzip the file. Then run the exe file.

Do the followings:

- First plug in your micro-sd card into you PC using USB cable.

- Run the downloaded "HPUSBFW_2.2.3_MASTER.exe" file.

- In the program menu window, select the device (your flash drive).

- Select FAT32 as file system,

- Confirm that all the format options unchecked. (Uncheck the quick format option)

- And click the "Start" button to begin formatting.

- Then restart your computer to recognize your flash drive. Or from control panel, go to Add devices menu and search your flash drive to find and add.

Hope this helps.

May 13, 2010 | 3ware Electronics - Others

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My motherboard have four leds in red light, d0 dled2,dled3 and don`t start up

Hi ntamayo,

Here is the description of what the four leds indicate:

d9c5d26.gifSystem Power ON-The D-LED will hang here if the processor is damaged or not installed properly.

1d08ad7.gifEarly Chipset Initialization

14ff182.gifMemory Detection Test
- Testing onboard memory size. The D-LED will hang if the memory module is damaged or not installed properly

1719312.gifDecompressing BIOS image to RAM for fast booting

1cab634.gifInitializing Keyboard Controller

3b994fe.gifTesting VGA BIOS
- This will start writing VGA sign-on message to the screen

2b36bf2.gifProcessor Initialization
- This will show information regarding the processor (like brand name, system bus, etc...)

f53faac.gifTesting RTC (Real Time Clock)

9ec1db5.gifInitializing Video Interface
- This will start detecting CPU clock, checking type of video onboard. Then, detect and initialize the video adapter

4f7c881.gifBIOS Sign On
- This will start showing information about logo, processor brand name, etc

6a25253.gifTesting Base and Extended Memory
- Testing base memory from 240K to 640K and extended memory above 1MB using various patterns

1bef2e1.gifAssign Resources to all ISA

e664b69.gifInitializing Hard Drive Controller
- This will initialize IDE drive and controller

c3b6c58.gifInitializing Floppy Drive Controller
- This will initializing Floppy Drive and controller

3afd28f.gifBoot Attempt
- This will set low stack and boot via INT 19h

24b95b0.gifOperating System Booting

When your motherboard is stuck on any of these signals, that's a clue that something is wrong with that particular device on the board. Replace it and try again.

Good Luck

And don't forget to leave a rating,



Sep 16, 2009 | MSI MB INTEL E7520|E7520 Master-S2M RTL...

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I have put in a 160 gb hard drive into my inspiron 6000, and when i try to boot up from the disc, it says no boot sector on the hard drive ....marian

OK, try this >>>>> Forget the BIOS just for the time being. Restart the laptop and as it starts press F12, this should bring up a boot order screen without having to go into the BIOS, pop the disk in if it's not already and use the cursor key to select the CD/DVD and hit enter. Hopefully it should then try to boot from the CD. If you need anymore help or advice please post back. Good luck and thanks for choosing FixYa!!

Jun 04, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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I evidently figured this problem out on my own. Because I pulled these two drives apart and they were part of a two disc array, the 3Ware Raid controller assigned one as "master" and one as "slave". So, even though they will appear as perfectly good hard drives to ANY pc and you can load an O S on them, they will read as either a slave or master upon hard boot-up. There are two ways around this. One--you can leave them in your pc and "delete" the array in the BIOS and then re-format them, or Two--before or after you reload your O S, power down and unplug your pc. Then pull the COSMOS battery out and reset the "clear cosmos pins" on the motherboard. Leave the battery out for 3 to 5 minutes and then re-install the battery and re-set the "jumper pins" back to their original position. Ofcourse, if you had any overclocking settings previously set in the BIOS, you will have to set the parameters of your choice once you re-boot. It actually takes longer to write this explanation than to do the deed. Problem solved.

Feb 27, 2009 | Western Digital Raptor X WD1500AHFD 150...

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then if i may ask what operating system are you using with yourn system before if you are sure of the kind of operating system you are using then you would have to format your system so that it wouldnt sees that error anymore and will initialize well and boot well then first of all save your document on a USB or anywhere save to backup your file then find a window xp original cd and format your system then reinstall your application and driver then if it repeats then rewrite to me have a nice day .
Any question

Sep 03, 2008 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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Computer Freezes on Internet

Possible problems: If you've replaced both the modem and the router more than once and you still have the problem, then the problem is with your machine, especially considering that two other computers can connect wirelessly without difficulty.

Assuming that the only time your computer freezes is when you are on the internet, most connection oriented issues, such as the one you are describing, are a result of poor or faulty physical connections. So you are correct in thinking that it is a hardware issue. If you haven't replaced the cables between your computer and the router/modem, do this first. If that does not solve your problem then I would say it could be your network adaptor, which is the device that you plug the cable into on the back of your computer.

Most computers have a network adaptor built into the motherboard, so you will need to purchase a pci adaptor and place it into one of the available pci slots on your computer.
After doing so you will want to go into the bios and disable the old adaptor so there are no conflicts. Run the setup disk for the new adaptor and try it out.

On the other hand, if your computer does freeze at other times when you are not on the internet, then the problem could be one of many other possible causes.

May 05, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

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Problem with windows xp service pack 2

Windows was unable to save all the data for the file drive_letter:\file_path\file_name. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere.To restore normal behavior:
1. Open a CMD.exe window.
2. Type the following command and press Enter: REG ADD “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\3ware Storage Controller” /V CacheControl /T REG_DWORD /D 0 /F
3. When you receive the The operation completed successfully message, shutdown and restart Windows XP.

Apr 18, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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