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  1. I thought that it could be the problem, but I recently bought an External USB Hard Drive Enclosure and it works fine. I'm sure that it needs more current that keyboard+mouse, which only use USB for signalling purposes (both need AA batteries)...
  2. I don't know what could be the reason, but I'm sure that it didn't have a fix, since nobody posted it... It would be nice if at least somebody tell us that this issue cannot be solved, so we go for the usb hub solution...
  3. Well, I tried for 16 hours but it didn't helped... Waiting for another solution... Thanks anyway Leon
  4. I disagree, you get naked and still sweat...I love winter. Closest lake is about 50km, and swimming is forbidden...the river is contaminated, so thanks, but no thanks A cold bath can handle this high temperatures... Unfortunately, I cannot take my rig with me Cheers to you, man
  5. Great! It wasn't easy but, in the end, it worked. Some considerations: -Partitions in Dynamic Disks are virtually created. Nor partitions neither logical disks can be created in dynamic disks. That's a con if you plan to install another OS. Dynamic Disks are compatible with Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows 2000 Datacenter Server o Windows Server 2003 (Windows 9x/Me/NT/XP Home/GNU Linux/etc are not supported - Windows XP Professional is not fully supported). -Dynamic Disks are only useful if you want to create RAID sets by software (for example, if you don't own a RAID controller), or if your RAID controller doesn't support RAID 5 (not the case of SiI 3114). -You cannot use that disk as an USB external data storage. -In most cases, dynamic disks are not bootable. -If you want to convert your dinamic volumes to partitions (basic disk), you'll lose all the information, unless you previosly backup your data. As you can see, It has a lot of limitations (sure I'm forgetting other ones), so I encourage you to convert your dynamic disk to basic disk. To do that, open Disk Management > Left-click on the disk and delete the volumes > Left-click again and convert your disk to basic. Now you'll be able to create partitions. Don't forget to backup your data before converting your disk. You can also read the help by left-clicking on Disk Management, in the console tree. Hope it helps, and congrats! Leon (from 35ÂșC Buenos Aires, Argentina ) BTW thanks for the coffee
  6. Absolutely... about a thousand times... Ok, but it doesn't solve the problem...I want my mobo to work right, don't you? Thanks anyway Leon (still waiting for a solution)
  7. I think that the problem doesn't have to do with the Disk Management, drivers or disk partitions. As medianOCer says, the issue, 99% sure, has some relation with the "Invalid RAID Drive" message. Some time ago I had a similar problem under the same scenario. I had a Raid0 set of drives which worked perfectly, then I plugged a third drive, but it didn't worked well. I put it in my other PC and it worked fine, so I realized that the problem wasn't the disk. So I tried to get rid of that annoying message, and after some time I finally achieved it. You have to: -Disconnect both RAID drives, and plug the 3rd drive. -Enter the BIOS setup and run SATA Raid. -Press F4 (or CTRL+S) during SiI3114 Bios splash screen. -Get rid of that annoying message, deleting the supposed invalid Raid drive. -press CTRL+E to exit and confirm. -Reconnect the drives and enjoy. If it doesn't work, I recommend you to install SiI 3114 SATARaid Management Utility -you'll also need to install Java Runtime Environment, included in the package- and try to do the same. You can check and solve more conflicts with this application. I'm sure the problem will be solved with this, although I prefer to try at first with the other method. Maybe you'll be asking why...While using SiI3114, when you add a third drive next to 2 disks in a Raid set, the third one is recognized as a spare drive -which are only useful in Raid1-. A spare drive works as standalone, and it only get involved in a Raid1 set when a disk fails. Maybe that explains the fact that the disk suddenly disappears (coz the controller doesn't need a spare drive at that precise moment). Hope it helps you Regards from Argentina, Leon
  8. Hi DFI'ers, I'm having a lot of issues with the USB root host controller. I recently bought a Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop keyboard/mouse kit and it's really annoying. It stutters all the time. I'm having a lot of problems to type a complete sentence. The mouse stutters and the keyboard seems to hold the keys when I type. I also have noticed that, when I connect an external USB HDD, transfer speed were to slow. I installed a PCI USB HUB and plugged both keyboard//mouse and HDD and it worked just fine. I also installed a couple GNU/Linux distributions and the issue dissapeared, so I assume there is an incompatibiliy between Windows XP and nForce4 system drivers. I read a lot of threads with similar problems, but no one explained why this happens, and even worst, a solution. I flashed BIOS to 2005/06/23 (last official BIOS available) Does anybody have a clue? Appreciate any suggestion. Regards, Leon
  9. Clay, thanks for your reply. I forgot to tell that I cleared the CMOS before loading optimized defaults. CMOS' been clearing for 5 hours. I also pulled out the battery. I was wondering if I need to pull out the BIOS chip too. I'm gonna read once again Loggan's FAQ. Maybe I find something useful that I haven't tried yet. Thanks again, waiting for another options.
  10. Hi DFI'ers, I recently created a new Raid Set and when I restarted it refused to boot after a couple of tries. I got a blank screen until I cleared the CMOS for a couple of hours and it booted up. I loaded the BIOS defaults, rebooted, and reflashed the BIOS (Used Hellboss BIOS) following standard procedures. Then I OC my system as before clearing the CMOS (200*12=2400MHz) and it didn't booted up, the 4 diagnostic LEDs were ON. The drives and fans seemed to be working. I pushed the "2" key when the system booted. It appeared to work, since the LEDs started to change its condition as usually, but it something weird happened. The LEDs changed in a cyclic way. I don't remember exactly which conditions were shown but it were 3 or 4, then repeat. I cleared the CMOS during a minute or two and the 4 LEDs of death were ON again. I disconnected all the drives (both power and data cables) and fans. I thought maybe the problem was the CPU, so I installed a Sempron 2200+. Cleared the CMOS again and forced the system clock to run at 100MHz, using the J8 CPU/FSB select jumper. I also tried to boot with a 256Mb PC2100 DDR module, but it didn't worked. So I reinstalled my Athlon XP CPU and both memory modules, tried the jumper and battery out clear and held the ESC key while trying to boot. No beeps from the speaker and the Power LED didn't light up. The HDD Led stay lit if I plug any HDD. I read a lot of "No Boot - 4 LEDs on" threads in this forum and assume it is a common error. Many users recommended to reflash/hotflash or get a new BIOS chip. I tried to reflash in a NF4 mobo, but froze. I don't know anyone who has a NF2 mobo to flash in, so decided to reflash the chip in a local store yesterday, but it didn't worked for me. Maybe the last option it to get another chip, but in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I live, it's a little difficult -and expensive- to find. Does anybody have any other idea? Will DFI ship me a brand new chip? How much does it cost? Appreciate all the help. Sorry for my English. Leon
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