1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 20, 2009 5:04 PM by Aryan2411

    DG45ID Wount load OS

      Hi guys,

       

      I have a strange issue which i hope to get an aswear for, before i spend anouther 5-10 hours trying to figure it out.

       

      GOAL: Build a RAID5 workstation (nothing fancy)

      Hardware:

      x1 Intel Core 2 Duo (2.66Ghz FSB1333)

      x1 Kingston Value 4gb Kit

      x3 WD 250Gb HDD 7200rpm RE3 (Raid Edition)

      x2 Pioneer DVDBurner

      x1 CoolerMaster Centurian 5 case (with 460watt PSU)


      x1 Vista Ultimate 64

       

      PROBLEM: OS Loads fine onto RAID5, it get to the stage of providing Username and computer name etc. When you click Complete install, it Set up your profile for the first time and as normal shuts down and reboots. The ISSUE is when it comes back up it cannot load from the OS it has a bunch of vista loading text and then just hangs with a flashing cursor. Sometimes the text sais unrecognisable boot block or boot partition or something along that line. It dose see the OS but cannot load it.

       

      TESTED:

      RAID1 - Same issue

      RAID5 - Same issue

      No RAID (stand alone drive load) - Same issue

      SATA Slots: Populated 0-2 with HDD and 3,4 with SATA DVDRW -  Same issue

      SATA Slots: Populated 2-4 with HDD and 0,1 with SATA DVDRW -  Same issue


      IDE MODE: Tried ALL IDE modes when not using raid. Same issue.

       

      MEMTEST: Ran memtest for 8 full loops of the 4gb Kit no problems. No issues with POST, no issues with Full install.. just wount load back up into the OS.

       

      I'm stuck... HELP!

        • 1. Re: DG45ID Wount load OS
          Aryan2411

          Hi there,

           

          First of all, before proceeding to the OS Installation, update your BIOS using the Recovery Mode - Latest Bios Version V0091

           

          Copy the bio file to a fat-formatted usb memory stick
          Remove the bios jumper from the board.
          Connect the usb stick on the target machine.
          Make sure there is no other usb devices connected on the system
          Switch on the system
          Wait for the bios update to complete.
          Put back the bios jumper to its normal position
          Try to boot the machine.

          Once the bios has been updated, double-check if this was done successfully by checking the bios version

          in the bios.

          Are you using the onboard RAID SATA Controller?

          If yes, reconstruct the RAID using the Intel Matrix.

          Then proceed to OS installation.


          If failed again,

          ===========
          try another OS CD version 32bit as well
          try with only one memory module.
          try on a single different HDD model.
          remove any other external card if you have.

           

          Let me know how it goes.

          I will think onwards.

           

          Kind Regards,
          Aryan.