External SATA hard drive will not wakeup after "System Standby"
Electricity prices are going way up. I set my Power Options for my PCs to go into "System Standby" after 30 minutes.
This works well except for my external SATA hard drive (the SATA external connector is on the motherboard and not an add-in card). That drive disappears from "My Computer" when I wakeup the system. The OS is Windows XP sp2. The only way I can see this drive again is to reboot. That makes this external hard drive fairly useless.
Seagate Seatools boot CD says there is no problem with this Seagate external drive. Device Manager looks fine. The latest 1226 motherboard BIOS and Intel 184.108.40.2063 drivers are installed. I tried several BIOS changes with no luck. My C drive is also SATA (Western Digital WD3200YS SATA) but that has no issue waking up. For safety, I do have write caching disabled on this external hard drive.
Any ideas on what might fix this issue on the external SATA drive?
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If all the motherboard has is IDE connectors,then you can with an add in card. To do this you need to run the installation floppy during a fresh windows installation when it prompts for 3rd party scsi or raid drivers. I'd take the easy road & install a slave drive on the IDE or run an external hard drive in a usb port. Or the ultimate option,build a system using a board with sata on it. Prices are way down on hardware in general,but it's not going to stay that way.
From what you are describing you are missing the SATA controller
Please do the following
1) Go to www.devicedoctor.com and download and install application
2) Once installed load up and click on begin scan
3) Once it has scanned it will probably pick up missing SATA controller and give you the option to download
4) Download the SATA controller and install
5) Reboot PC and the SATA drive should be recognised
Assuming you are using Windoze......since you did not leave hat information......the possible problems are:
1) Need a "raid" driver installed.
2) Hard drive is bad or unreadable
3) Your system BIOS needs to be updated.
4) faulty or defective SATA cable
5) Faulty Power supply or faulty power connection.
Take the drive out of the current computer and see if it is recognized by any other computer. If it is recognized, then the drive is good. If it is not recognized, try another SATA cable. If it still isn't recognized, then the problem lies with the hard drive.
If the drive is good, then the problem lies with Windoze or your system bios. You did not mention whether or not it was internal or external, that does make a difference.
You may have a defective data cable, or controller.
You may have a defective drive.
Try to find out if the drive is spinning at all while the computer is
powered up. It helps to hold a screw driver up against the drive and
place the handle to your ear.
If the drive is not spinning, or if you hear a repeated click, then your drive has unfortunately become defective.
Lastly, If your drive is PATA (Or the roughly 2 inch rectangular
connector) you may also try switching the direction that the cable is
plugged in. Place the side plugged into your system board into the
drive and vice versa.
Also if PATA, examine your drive for its jumper setting values.
If SATA, assure that your SATA controller is turned on in the BIOS.
While powering up read the screen for the System Utility/System Setup key, generally the delete Key "DEL"
Press this key during power up
Once in the menu look for Integrated Peripherals, or related topics regarding Onboard Controllers, SATA, etc.. .Assure that your SATA controllers are enabled, and while there assure that your set to boot off that drive in the Boot Options
Any of these could be a possibilty, lastly address *********** board manual one last time just to be sure.
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Dear friend you i think you have to operating system in to hard drive.. Please... format the IDE hard drive... if IDE hard drive is Primary hard drive then go to the BIOS, In BIOS go Boot Sequence you may see there Hard disk Priority option.. Let set Sata hard drive as first one.. Then your computer Boot from sata Harddrive... thanks...
Please do this first.. Set sata as first hard Drive from BIOS Hard disk Priority Option.. then Format IDE Hard drive..
Thanks Sumon.. i think it will solve your problem..
You must enter setup at boot and select the CD/DVD as first boot. Then ensure that the BIOS settings have SATA enabled. When CD/DVD is first boot watch the screen for 'press any key to boot from cd' message is displayed. The boot screen will say how to enter setup. Typical buttons are F2, Delete, F1, F10 -you did not say which manufacturer. OEM trumps mobo maker with BIOS setup.
Check to see if your motherboard has a sata controller on it. The user manual will tell you. You can get a new on on asus.com. If it does support it, you will need sata drivers for it which you can download from the website as well.
If it doesn't work you can add one external by picking up and external drive case for sata controllers. Then all you need is a spare USB 2.0 port. Make sure you get one with a power supply for it because at that size getting 500 gig to work will require extra power to perform properly.