|24 May 2011||#1|
hangs after POST
I have gone through a lot of googling before posting this one...
I have acer 8930G laptop, Intel ICH9M-E/M controller and Hitachi 2tb esata drive..
hdd is working fine but esata has problems (No h/w problem i have CHECKED)
When my drive is connected and I do a bootup.. it hangs after POST and again on Windows 7 boot logo, when i remove the esata drive it boots normally... if i connect it after windows logon, it again hangs..
I played around a lot with various drivers (Standard AHCI from Microsoft, various versions of Intel ICH9M-E/M controller 188.8.131.527 to 10.0.0.1008). The results are as follows :
Standard AHCI : doesnt detect the esata drive
184.108.40.2067 : detects the drive but it hangs as stated above
10.0.0.1008 : doesnt detect the drive and Intel Matrix rapid storage technologies crashes..
Some other things which I have tried are :
played with the power options a bit regarding hard disk sleep and all, still no luck
playing around with BIOS updated it.
P.S.: SATA mode is AHCI
Sometimes with luck using 220.127.116.117:
Often the esata hdd is detected out of the box and runs quite flawlessly (awesome transfer speed ) but It doesn't do it every time..
So it is not h/d problem, neither BIOS ... still trying to figure out whats the problem
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