Major disaster happens yesterday's night. When I back at home the first thing that I did was to change the cable, I place a 40 conductor then I turn on the PC, Win2k rebooted, my RAID was not recognized, I enter the SATA RAID BIOS utility and repair it, then multiple times Win2k try to boot with checking and fixing the partition, I tried to install Win2k in another partition in order to recover my data, NONE, the installer said my disk is corrupted, then I ran Partition Magic tests, same thing, it reported disk is corrupt, I was very distressed, I thought about changing discs and reinstall everything again, but not at that moment, so with more peace in my mind I tough than the only thing I made to chnge the setup of my box was the change of the cable, so I reinstalled the 80 conductor cable, booted, Win2k fixed some indexes and almost everything back to normal, just one driver was missing so I reinstalled it.
The things I tought were that the cables of the SATA RAID disks were bad, I checked them, changed the way their connected. Also that one of the discs failed, or the Dynamic overclocking affected somehow, none of them were.
Somehow the 40 conductor cable is afeccting the SATA RAID, the weird was that I could boot from Win98 CD and Win2k CD, so the 40 conductor cable works with the optical drive but it makes some interference with the SATA RAID. To do the things more weird is that cable worked well in the second channel, weeks ago I connected it to my old DVD-ROM drive because one day my DVD-ROM was not recognized, I thought that my very old drive finally died, before it had a 80 conductor cable that came with the motherboard, one of these cables that came with a tubing to emulate a rounded cable, I changed it to the 40 conductor cable and my DVD-ROM was recognized again.
After made all things back to normal I changed the cables again, I placed another 80 conductor cable to the burner and the rounded to the DVD-ROM, then the rounded cable conected to the burner and the other to the DVD-ROM, then two 80 conductor cable, with every change I made some burns, the results shows that the best combination was the two 80 conductor cables, since I have only one rounded cable, one test is just pending. In one of the burns a C2 error appeared. So final verdict stands still.
One thing is clear no 40 conductor cable with this MoBo.
Last edited by Alejandra
on Thu Feb 12, 2004 6:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Tired of hackintoshes and went with the real deal.