Here's the setup:
Tyan S2915, and S2915-E mobo's
Areca ARC-1130ML Raid Controller
- 6 Samsung 501LJ Spinpoint Drives
nVidia 8800GT based video
2x AMD 2214 HE
12GB DDR2 667
1 Samsung SH183L
1 Antec 550watt EPS power supply for motherboard and optical drives and floppy
1 Acer 350watt ATX power supply for hard drives and fans
Right now the system is configured to dual boot XP 32 bit and XP 64bit. The system boots from volumes on the ARC-1130. The 3 onboard SATA channels have been enabled, but not the nVidia Raid funtionality.
Sata Optical drives are attached to the onboard SATA controller. Under XP64, the drives are recognized but unable to read a disc.
If the drives are attached to a SATA to USB dongle, the sytem will recognize the drives and IS able to read both CD's and DVDs.
So far, I've tried the upper/lower filter registry trick; disabling all unnecessary resources, including the onboard ide controller, deleting all ancilliary apps (like quicktime, itunes, Nero, etc)
Under XP32, I am able read from the drives on the SATA ports.
Any ideas!??? Thanks!