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Windows 7: JBMicron 36x Controller - No Drives Found

16 May 2009   #1
Invincible

Windows 7 x64
 
 
JBMicron 36x Controller - No Drives Found

I have tried no less than 5 driver versions - everything from the ones included on the original CD (which got me the farthest, surprisingly) to the latest WHQL Vista x64 and and set more recent than them. No luck.

I mostly get an error stating the driver could not be loaded. The original drivers actually let me come close to finishing the install but would blue screen upon reboot.

I did a search and read somewhere that one must choose AHCI for it to work but I don't have that option in the bios. It's IDE or Raid for me.

Board in question is an ECS KA3 MVP w/ ATI 580x Chipset and JMB 36x. System has 2x 640GB WD drives in Raid 0 - split in 2 partitions. Sometimes a drive would show one partition or none. Only once did it show both. Strange.

Ideas?


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16 May 2009   #2
Invincible

Windows 7 x64
 
 

The temporary solution seems to be to break the raid array and run in native IDE mode.

So now I need to weigh running Vista and keeping the array or splitting the drives and running Windows 7. This is an HTPC. Guess I'll have to read a bit more and see what W7 brings to the Media Center party before deciding.
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17 May 2009   #3
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Latest J micron x64 drivers can be found here R1.17.48.12.zip try them see if it works.
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18 May 2009   #4
Invincible

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks for the reply (and the link) however I have tried those to no avail. Everything's up and running well enough now without raid so that will have to do for the time being it seems.
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19 May 2009   #5
modelt

Windows 7 RC build 7100
 
 

Raid selection will give you AHCI, just do not create any Raid arrays. Raid selection uses AHCI as the protocol for the SATA controller. I used Raid selection on one motherboard in one of my boxes without setting up an array to get AHCI.
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19 May 2009   #6
Invincible

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Right - but the issue is, as soon as you select Raid in the bios, the windows install thinks it needs drivers to detect the drives. I was left with no choice but selecting Native IDE Mode.
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07 Jun 2009   #7
Invincible

Windows 7 x64
 
 
No love with x86 either

So things weren't working well in the X64 side of things and I don't have time to troubleshoot much. I just want a working HTPC.

I decided to format and thought I would try RAID again but with 32bit drivers. JMicron has even gotten their 2nd latest drivers WHQL certified but they still won't work. I can get as far as seeing the array, but not creating a partition on it. Sigh.

Guess it's time to split it up again. I'm starting to question why I moved from Vista on my HTPC...
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07 Jun 2009   #8
Snufffed

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Invincible View Post
So things weren't working well in the X64 side of things and I don't have time to troubleshoot much. I just want a working HTPC.

I decided to format and thought I would try RAID again but with 32bit drivers. JMicron has even gotten their 2nd latest drivers WHQL certified but they still won't work. I can get as far as seeing the array, but not creating a partition on it. Sigh.

Guess it's time to split it up again. I'm starting to question why I moved from Vista on my HTPC...
JMicron had MAJOR Vista problems also. I have set my BIOS to ACHI only, NO RAID. used F6 to install SATA/spec IDE device drivers. in Vista and Win7 - works great.
have all required drivers on 1. floppy 2. usb (flash)

PS: what is a HTPC. Half time ?
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07 Jun 2009   #9
Invincible

Windows 7 x64
 
 

HTPC = Home Theatre PC

Unfortunately my motherboard does not have an AHCI setting. I have the choice of RAID, IDE Mode or disabled.

Looks like it's IDE mode and no RAID until W7/JMicron gets their act together.

Tyler.
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07 Jun 2009   #10
Cyberwolf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I love how "HTPC" is a glorified way of saying PVR.
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