Dead onboard SATA controller?

August 12, 2009 at 15:07:06
Specs: Vista Ultimate, Q6600 / 4GB OCZ
Hi,

Ok, so suddenly i'm unable to boot into vista anymore..
it constantly freezes at the part where vista checks your ntfs bootsector or whatever.. (this is normally seen just a split sec, just before the loading bar appears.)

At first i thought my harddrive had died, but it still works fine in other machines, also, other sata drives dont work in my pc, even the sata-dvd/cd players will not boot from a cd or dvd(when i try booting from my vista dvd, it loads forever while it loads fine on other machines)
..though sata devices are still recognized by the BIOS...

So is there anything i can try to fix it other than RMA the board?


Thanks in advance!

Intel Q6600 @ 3GHz
Asus P5N-T Deluxe
4GB OCZ DDR2 1000
eVGA GeForce GTX 285
WD Velociraptor 150GB,
2x 320GB,16MB in Raid0
Tagan Piperock 1100W
Thermaltake Kandalf


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#1
August 12, 2009 at 15:26:38
".though sata devices are still recognized by the BIOS"

If the above is the case then it isn't the motherboard that is your problem. It may be a setting in the BIOS or a cable may be folded too tightly. At any rate if the drives are recognized in the BIOS why would you think the SATA controller is bad?


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#2
August 12, 2009 at 15:32:05
"At any rate if the drives are recognized in the BIOS why would you think the SATA controller is bad?"

Well you might be right, i dont think its the sata controller anymore cause i just put in an IDE dvd drive and that has exactly the same problems, so now i'll just clear the bios and see what happens...

anyway, thnx for the quick response!

Intel Q6600 @ 3GHz
Asus P5N-T Deluxe
4GB OCZ DDR2 1000
eVGA GeForce GTX 285
WD Velociraptor 150GB,
2x 320GB,16MB in Raid0
Tagan Piperock 1100W
Thermaltake Kandalf


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#3
August 12, 2009 at 16:03:01
Allright.. i fixed it.. and i cant believe how easy it was..
..the cpu multiplier was somehow been raised to 9x, making my cpu very unstable @ 3,42GHz & unable to boot my system..

..now all thats left is to put it all back together, oh well..

Intel Q6600 @ 3GHz
Asus P5N-T Deluxe
4GB OCZ DDR2 1000
eVGA GeForce GTX 285
WD Velociraptor 150GB,
2x 320GB,16MB in Raid0
Tagan Piperock 1100W
Thermaltake Kandalf


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#4
August 12, 2009 at 16:06:46
Glad you sorted it out. Next question is WHO reset the multiplier? Do you have kids that use that machine?

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#5
August 12, 2009 at 16:32:30
No, no kids here lol, but i do remember getting a POST error saying there was an OC conflict, just before the problem began.. so i guess this is probably why it set the multiplier back to default, which is 9x...

Intel Q6600 @ 3GHz
Asus P5N-T Deluxe
4GB OCZ DDR2 1000
eVGA GeForce GTX 285
WD Velociraptor 150GB,
2x 320GB,16MB in Raid0
Tagan Piperock 1100W
Thermaltake Kandalf


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