3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 3, 2012 12:40 PM by webresearch RSS

    Start up problems on 4 O.S. installed Need help

    webresearch

      I have installed on one disk WD Caviar black Sata 3 1 TB on port 2: 3 windows 7 64 bit and 1 Windows 8 64 bit. When I boot on a different O.S. the start us process is slow and it takes one to two additional reboots to get the O.S. to accelerate at the start up. All other functions operate properly (video rendering with very satisfying processing time)
      The processor is overclocked at 4500. In the bios raid Intel configuration the accelerated disk is marked as unsynced. I have tried to sync it without success.

      Could you please let me know if there are any adjustments or corrections that I can make to get all O.S. to accelerate at the start up?

      Thank you


      System Information follows:

      OS name:  Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
      OS version:  6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 7601
      System name:  GERASIMOS-PC
      System manufacturer:  System manufacturer
      System model:  System Product Name
      Processor:  GenuineIntel Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7 3,501  GHz
      BIOS:  American Megatrends Inc., 3506

      Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
      Kit installed:  11.1.0.1006
      User interface version:  11.1.0.1006
      Language:  Greek (Greece)
      Intel RAID controller:  Intel(R) Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA RAID Controller
      Number of SATA ports:  6
      RAID option ROM version:  11.0.0.1339
      Driver version:  11.1.0.1006
      ISDI version:  11.1.0.1006

      Hardware Information
      Name:  Array_0000      
      Size:  56 GB
      Available space:  0 GB
      Disk data cache:  Enabled
      Number of volumes:  1
      Volume member:  Volume_0000
      Number of disks:  1
      Array disk:  OCZ-B6J02WM1717LTV16

      Name:  Volume_0000
      Status:  Normal
      Type:  RAID 0
      Usage:  Cache volume
      Size:  56 GB
      Data stripe size:  128 KB
      Write-back cache:  Disabled
      Physical sector size:  512 Bytes
      Logical sector size:  512 Bytes
      Parent array:  Array_0000      
      Number of disks:  1
      Array disk:  OCZ-B6J02WM1717LTV16

      Disk on port 0
      Port location:  Internal
      Status:  Normal
      Type:  Solid-state drive
      Usage:  Cache device
      Size:  56 GB
      Serial number:  OCZ-B6J02WM1717LTV16
      Model:  OCZ-AGILITY3
      Firmware:  2.15
      Password protected:  No
      Disk data cache:  Enabled
      Native command queuing:  Yes 
      SATA transfer rate:  6 Gb/s
      Physical sector size:  512 Bytes
      Logical sector size:  512 Bytes

      Disk on port 1
      Port location:  Internal
      Status:  Normal
      Type:  Hard disk
      Usage:  Available
      Size:  1,8 TB
      Serial number:  WD-WCAZA8102909
      Model:  WDC WD20EARX-00PASB0
      Firmware:  51.0AB51
      System disk:  No
      Password protected:  No
      Disk data cache:  Enabled
      Native command queuing:  Yes 
      SATA transfer rate:  6 Gb/s
      Physical sector size:  4096 Bytes
      Logical sector size:  512 Bytes

      Disk on port 2
      Port location:  Internal
      Status:  Normal
      Type:  Hard disk
      Usage:  Accelerated disk
      Acceleration mode: Maximized
      Size:  932 GB
      Serial number:  WD-WCATR9401286
      Model:  WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0
      Firmware:  05.01D05
      System disk:  Yes 
      Password protected:  No
      Disk data cache:  Enabled
      Native command queuing:  Yes 
      SATA transfer rate:  3 Gb/s
      Physical sector size:  512 Bytes
      Logical sector size:  512 Bytes

      Disk on port 5
      Port location:  Internal
      Status:  Normal
      Type:  Hard disk
      Usage:  Available
      Size:  699 GB
      Serial number:  WD-WMATW0235725
      Model:  WDC WD7502ABYS-02A6B0
      Firmware:  03.00C06
      System disk:  No
      Password protected:  No
      Disk data cache:  Enabled
      Native command queuing:  Yes 
      SATA transfer rate:  3 Gb/s
      Physical sector size:  512 Bytes
      Logical sector size:  512 Bytes

      Disk on port 3
      Port location:  Internal
      Status:  Normal
      Type:  Solid-state drive
      Usage:  Unknown
      Size:  0 GB
      Serial number: 
      Model:  Optiarc DVD RW AD-7280S
      Firmware:  1.01
      System disk:  No
      Password protected:  No
      Disk data cache:  Disabled
      Native command queuing:  No
      SATA transfer rate:  1.5 Gb/s
      Physical sector size:  0 Bytes
      Logical sector size:  0 Bytes

      Disk on port 4
      Port location:  Internal
      Status:  Normal
      Type:  Solid-state drive
      Usage:  Unknown
      Size:  0 GB
      Serial number: 
      Model:  TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223F
      Firmware:  SB00
      System disk:  No
      Password protected:  No
      Disk data cache:  Disabled
      Native command queuing:  No
      SATA transfer rate:  1.5 Gb/s
      Physical sector size:  0 Bytes
      Logical sector size:  0 Bytes

        • 1. Re: Start up problems on 4 O.S. installed Need help
          Victor_Intel

          Hello Gerasimos,

           

          I see that you are having problems with the boot up time and the boot from the operating system disk.

           

          In regards to the problems that you are experiencing I see that the power supply could be the problem. I recommend you to test with a higher wattage power supply.

           

          I also recommend you to set a hard drive delay in BIOS to allow the hard drive to initialize.

           

           

          Regards

           

          PV

          • 2. Re: Start up problems on 4 O.S. installed Need help
            webresearch

            Dear Victor good evening

             

            Thank you so much for your responce, although I do not have any actual problems everything is running ok just the start up time is longer when I switch to a different OS.

            In ref to your suggestions, would you be so kind to send me some instructions how to do this as I am self taught and this is the first time that I am getting involved with this technology.

             

            In the INTEL bios raid configuration that appears before the boot manager, the hard disc set up is the following:

            1) Port  0: SSD 56 Gb for caching with the indication normal

             

            2)Port  1: WD 1,8 Tb non raid HD

             

            AND 3) Port 2: is the WD 1Tb  non raid HD with the 4 OSs installed (3 win 7 64 bit and 1 Windows 8 64 bit concumers preview) This disc has the green star and indicates that is the accelerated disc. Pls dont ask me why I have installed 4 OSs, I can ony say that the other members of my family they prefer to have their own OS and not user's status.

             

            Should I disable acceleration, connect the disc that I want to accelerate to port 1 the other (WD 1,8 Tb) to port 2 and enable acceleration again?

             

            Regarding the Intel Rapid storage panel same here as well, pls check the following images:

             

             

            Status menu.jpg

             

             

            Accelerate menu.jpg

             

            Furthermore, I have the VIRTU control panel crashing on start up (not all the times, once every 3-4 starts))  and I have disabled it from the MSCONFIG. Could you please let me know if I do need it to start with the OS in order to have the VIRTU running?

            Description:
              Virtu controlpanel had Stopped working

            Problem signature:
              Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
              Problem Signature 01: virtucontrolpanel.exe
              Problem Signature 02: 1.2.112.20176
              Problem Signature 03: 4f05d749
              Problem Signature 04: GuiCommon
              Problem Signature 05: 1.2.112.20176
              Problem Signature 06: 4f05d739
              Problem Signature 07: 27c
              Problem Signature 08: 172
              Problem Signature 09: System.NullReferenceException
              OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
              Locale ID: 1032

             

            Thank you once more for your assistance and support, much appreciated

             

            Sincerely

            Gerasimos

            • 3. Re: Start up problems on 4 O.S. installed Need help
              webresearch

              Dear Victor good evening,

               

              Do you have any news for me?

               

              I would really appreciate it

              Thank you

              Gerasimos