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#1 src2206

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 01:53 AM

Hello

My system config is as follows:
  • WinXP Pro SP3
  • ASUS P5B-VM motherboard
  • 2 Seagate SATAII HDD
  • 1 80GB Seagate IDE HDD
  • 1 LiteOn DVD RW IDE
Yesterday I got a BSOD and as I rebooted I found that both my IDE devices are missing and can not be recognized by XP. While booting I found that both the IDE devices are properly listed but as soon as WinXP starts, both these drives are not recognized.:4-dontkno

I checked Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Event Log> System, I found that XP listed a error related with JMicron driver. After downloading and reinstalling JMicron driver (which I hope was right version), the DVD RW drive is now listed but my IDE drive is still missing which contains very important data and my Linux :thumbsup:

As both the devices are properly listed during pre-OS boot, that I think means that the issue is related to OS, and it is not a driver issue. In BIOS I checked that JMicron controller is set to BASIC (there are 2 other modes, but I have no idea what do those two mean)!


Could someone please help me out to resolve this issue? Its really urgent for me to resolve.

Thank you.

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#2 keith93

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 07:37 AM

Try start>control panel>Administrative tools>Computer managment then pick storage and then disk management(local) at the bottom (underneath the white section) there is a section that shows yor physical disks (disk 0 etc.) you should be able to find an 80GB one. On the right side of this there will be a large box showing the disk partitions right click the partition you want and choose Mark partition as active. hope this helps. Happy new year!!!

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 10:45 AM

there are 2 other modes, but I have no idea what do those two mean)

It should tell you in the BIOS section of the motherboard manual

Fill in the search bars and it will take you to a download page that has the manual, if you don't have one
http://support.asus.com/download/download....SLanguage=en-us

Edited by garmanma, 01 January 2009 - 10:48 AM.

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#4 src2206

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 01:14 PM

Thanks for the reply :flowers:

When the PC starts, just after the Splash screen of ASUS, both the drives show clearly but XP can not recognize. :thumbsup:

Here is the Event Log: Event Type: Error
Event Source: JRAID
Event Category: None
Event ID: 9
Date: 12/31/2008
Time: 3:53:42 PM
User: N/A
Computer: INDIVIDU-FAD8BA
Description:
The device, \Device\Scsi\JRAID1, did not respond within the timeout period.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 0f 00 10 00 01 00 64 00 ......d.
0008: 00 00 00 00 09 00 04 c0 .......
0010: 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0018: 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0028: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0030: 00 00 00 00 07 00 00 00 ........

I do have a UBUNTU Live CD and I shall try to boot and see if the HDD shows up and post here ASAP.

I also have the motherboard manual but it does not explain anything about the options. But in my humble opinion the problem seems to be related to XP provided the HDD is actually alive and kicking.

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 01:54 PM

Enter BIOS and locate the JMICRON chipset, and make sure it's set to IDE...

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 09:28 AM

Ok, seems that I have resolved this problem by uninstalling and reinstalling the Jmicron driver, at least for now :thumbsup:

Thanks for the support :flowers:




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