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Windows 7: SAS Controller Problems

20 Jun 2015   #1
wints

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
SAS Controller Problems

Hope this is the right forum for this, right where do I start, all I wanted to do was to replace a small ssd (c Drive) with a bigger one which in most part has gone ok but here's the rest, My pc that I bought all configured in the way I'm about to tell you is
6 drives (1 x ssd 4 x hdd 1 x blu-ray) connected to the sata ports on the mother board no problem there all there in windows 7 but here's what's driving me to the point of kicking this pc round the house is it also has a SAS controller card plugged in to the motherboard which normally has 2 more hdd's attached but for some reason if I try to plug them in when in
windows I get a BSOD and have to restart and if I leave the drives plugged in whilst it tries to boot it either just hangs after post with black screen or I get the message about trying to fix windows which it will not until I remove the 2 hdd's from the SAS? any ideas as to what I need to do? as I say it was all great before the new drive and fresh install of windows.
Never had to configure anything like this before so I fell out of my depth at the minute, Thanks for any help and guidance.

Motherboard : Gigabyte PH6-UD3
OS : Windows 7
SAS Controller Identified as : Marvell 64xx / 63xx

Anything else you need let me know and I'll see if I can provide it lol


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20 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Are you setting boot order in BIOS? Are you sure it supports hot-plug, since you are getting a BSOD in Windows? Is the SATA Operation Mode in BIOS set as RAID or AHCI?
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20 Jun 2015   #3
wints

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi thanks for replying, ok boot order is set for CD-ROM first and second device disabled, just found out that the SAS does support hot plug but I have to execute a cmd not quite sure how to do that, SATA Opertaion Mode is set to IDE tried AHCI but will not boot just hangs at black screen after post
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20 Jun 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Change back to IDE.
AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista
Then try AHCI again
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20 Jun 2015   #5
wints

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok tried that but will not boot after post just get one two flashes but then just hangs at black screen
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20 Jun 2015   #6
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

The method in the tutorial is tried and true and has worked for hundreds of thousands of PC. But...You MUST follow it EXACTLY. No shortcuts in the steps. Try it again. Disable your AV before changing the Registry. Perhaps it's overriding the change or you didn't run Regedit as administrator.
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20 Jun 2015   #7
wints

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Tried again but this time got a Boot disk failure error-Insert system disk which I did which it couldn't repair so had to reboot back into Bios back to IDE unplug all drives accept ssd then I could get back to windows this was with AV off and no shortcuts
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20 Jun 2015   #8
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Can you post photo screenshots of BIOS screens where you set the SATA Operation Mode, and this SAS Controller you talk of please?

Also boot order, with all your drives attached.
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20 Jun 2015   #9
wints

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hope these are ok, as for the SAS there is no setting in Bios as this is a add-on card just install driver

http://i.imgur.com/bleDkaL.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/pinDE4u.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/6M8qTvH.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/c54LIpZ.jpg
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20 Jun 2015   #10
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ok, lets try some stuff:

- you already enabled AHCI in registry, right?
- remove all HDD
- attach SSD to the first SATA port (SATA0 or 1 - check motherboard manual)
- SATA Control Mode - AHCI
- Second Boot Device: Harddisk
- Hard disk Boot Priority: SSD as 1st.

Try to boot now, and report back
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