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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 26741 2-Oct-2008 00:24
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Hi, I am a newbie here so please be gentle with me if I sound a complete dullard..........

I have constructed a new PC (Athlon 5000 XP Black, 2MB  RAM, Geforce 8600 Graphics...) running XP Pro...all the software loaded fine & the PC is running very well. I am using SATA drives for the first time, 2 x DVD recorders & my HDD. The HDD seems to be running fine; the recorders playback films etc with no problem...however if I try to copy a disk using either Clone DVD or Clone CD the PC freezes at some point (always different) & then the only way to get it working again is to reset. I have contacted Elby (the manufacturers & they are out of ideas)....I also tried the software on an IDE DVD recorder to see if it was a software problem & it worked first time as it used to on my previous PC. As someone with limited experience it appears to me that the problem is something to do with the SATA drives/drivers maybe. I cannt find SATA drivers for XP on the web . I am at my wits end & seriously considering going back to IDE as it never gave me any problems. Any advice would be greatly appreciated

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  Reply # 168572 2-Oct-2008 10:59
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You could try changing the mode of the SATA controllers. It's probably set to AHCI, so try setting it to IDE or legacy. It might be called something else in your Bios though.

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  Reply # 168590 2-Oct-2008 11:56
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Thanks but I think I have found the problem.........the manual shows the SATA postions numbered differently to the M'Board. I had connected the HDD to "0", then 2 recorders to  "2" & "3"...when I connected them correctly it appeared to work okay.........its always the little things that catch one out.

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