View Full Version : Fellow Kaleun in troubles - HELP!

12-25-2005, 07:34 AM
I know few of you guys have preatty good knowledge about computers so I would appreciate if you could help me out a bit.

Current situation:

Random crashes with a message at booting that Raid array is not found.


At first my PCTV developed a Harware failure. Once I rebooted the machine my Raid array fell apart. One disk could not be found.
I had that problem before, because one of the SATA drives is missing a little plastic hook that locks the SATA cable. (I`m running it that way for 3 years now and never had it failed during operation).
After reinstalling my PCTV it worked just fine. I also took this chance to replace a faulty fan in my power supply which was getting really loud.
Everything seemed OK and voltage monitor showed no fluctuation.
I had my computer placed horizontaly for easy acces and at the very moment I placed keyboard on it`s side I got that famous blue death screen.
That seemed to me as a connection problem and faulty fan can be blamed for causing vibrations which affected the SATA conection.


How should I determine what`s giving up here?


1. Sata cable problem
2. Disk failure
3. Onboard Raid controler
4. Other

I am particulary interested in diagnostics for options 2 and 3.

Thanks in advance!
Asus P4G-8X - deluxe
Onboard Silicon Image Sil 3112 SATARaid controler
Raid array=0 (stripping) 2 x Maxtor 160 GB

12-26-2005, 08:59 AM
let me guess..you posted this off another system?..sounds like you need to rebuild the raid..i'm no expert ..i just got my raid setup..and i belive the asus cd is usless..on the raided box?..sounds like it's time to roll a lefty and start rebuilding... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

12-27-2005, 08:30 AM
Messervy, what bios are you running on your motherboard?
I had a similar problem on my P4C800E-Deluxe.
I went to the ASUS site and saw that on bios version 1005 (for your m/b) they made an update for the onboard SATA boot ROM.
If you are running an earlier bios I would suggest updating to 1005 or 1006.

12-27-2005, 10:05 AM
Sadly I allready have 1006.

At the moment it looks good - no crashes for two days now. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif