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Win7 Not Recognizing Sata Native Mode


My problem seems the opposite to many already posted about sata support. My computer has a msi 863 neo3 mb which has sata support. I had to load special sata drivers to get xp to recognize the sata drives and xp ran on this machine stably for 5 years. It has an intel p4 ht 3400 with 2 gb ram. Win7 would not load past the 1st file copy stage until i reset the bios back to legacy isa mode. On successful completion of win7 install and all the available updates i reset the bios back to native mode but now win7 hangs again on starting windows stage.

The machine has 1 ide drive and 2 sata drives  in native mode i can start the computer and it will by default boot grub and load ubuntu 10. 04. I can also from grub chose windows xp which takes me to the win7 boot loader where i can chose either xp or win7. If i chose xp it loads fine but if i chose win7 it hangs. However if i set the bios to legacy mode i don't see all the drives so i don't get grub at all. Just goes straight to the win7 boot loader where i can only choose win7, which loads fine.

If i put back sata native mode i see win7 as a subset of grub which will not load as described above. Win7 is on the 1st ata drive with xp and ubuntu on the 3rd drive in separate partitions. I expected win7 to better support native sata mode and was surprised that changing the bios back to legacy allowed win7 to install. I guess it did not like the sata driver for xp.

The bios has also been updated after win7 installed to see if this would help but it appears to have made no difference. I was expecting that once win7 was fully installed, updated and stable it would allow the change back to native mode in the bios. I think i need to do something in the boot loader for win7 to account for the adjusted position of the win7 partition it assumes when in native mode relative to the other drives.


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Sata Drive Doesn't Wake From Sleep

Have a clean install, firmware and all drivers are up to date. Windows 7 enterprise, x64
2 hard drives are installed in the system - 120 gb intel ssd with os install and 2tb wd caviar green which is used as a misc. File storage drive-system works fine until pc goes into sleep mode. If the pc wakes from sleep the 2tb drive is not accessible and does not appear under my computer found an article referencing a hotfix: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977178/, however i can't figure out what to download. The following are the files available as a download in the hotfix request page:

Windows 7/windowsserver 2008 r2   all (global)  x86   sp1fix299433 windows 7/windowsserver 2008 r2all (global)x64sp1fix306215 windows 7/windowsserver 2008 r2all (global)x64sp1fix299433 windows 7/windowsserver 2008 r2all (global)ia64sp1fix299433 windows 7/windowsserver 2008 r2all (global)ia64sp1fix306215  

Then there is a reference to manifest files (. Manifest) and the mum files (. Mum), as well as additional files for all supported x86-based versions of windows 7 what exactly do i need to download and install?


Posted On: 2010-06-12 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Compatibility List Of Sata Raid Hba Devices

My hp workstation has an embedded intel 82901 sata raid controller that does not work with windows 7. Apparently intel has no plans to provide drivers.

I need to find an hba that will work with my machine and also supports windows 7. Just finding the list of compatible disk controllers would probably be an important start, but i can't find that. Any suggestions (or maybe even a link) would be appreciated.

For reference, this is an hp xw8200, and the appropriate sata hba will support pci-x 133 64-bit.


Posted On: 2010-01-01 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .