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  1. Tan DJ

    What is rss.xml?

    Wow! I'd forgotten all about this thread. I can hardly remember what it was originally about. :laugh:
  2. Tan DJ

    Error while trying to install Windows 7 RC

    *Bump* Can I safely unplug my MOBO RAID1 disks without loosing the Windows XP installation that's on there?
  3. Tan DJ

    Where does the NForce520 chipset store RAID configuration info?

    Wasn't sure if this should be a Motherboard question or a Storage question, so anyway, here goes... Where does the Nforce 520 chipset store information about a RAID 1 array that is configured, e.g. configuration data, state of each mirror, sync status, etc... is it stored directly on the...
  4. Tan DJ

    AMD64 and i386 folders

    I had a folder like this on my system - long string of numbers, amd64/i386 subfolders and no access priveleges to open them. I think it appeared when I was trying to install something. I found a link on a Microsoft page about getting access to folders when you get a message about not having...
  5. Tan DJ

    Error while trying to install Windows 7 RC

    I've Fixed my Windows XP RAID (Failing power supply was not providing enough power for all my Hard drives) Now I'm ready to try installing Windows 7 RC The x64 iso I've downloaded is fine as I've used it to install to a Virtual Box. But before I go and unplug the 2 SATA drives from my...
  6. Tan DJ

    Replacement HD for RAID1

    Last time I had a power supply die, the system just wouldn't power up.
  7. Tan DJ

    Replacement HD for RAID1

    it was about 4 1/2 years old. The panel on the side of the PSU said 450w, but the model number was DLC390. And it was a generic brand. Also, the AN52 MOBO, has an EPS power socket which the old PSU only had one of those 4pin sockets to connect to, not the 8pin EPS connector.
  8. Tan DJ

    Replacement HD for RAID1

    Picked up my new PSU this arvo, and now ALL the hard drives spin up, and the NVRAID contoller can see both drives and is rebuilding. Now I'm beginning to think that my original HD failure was not actually a failed disk, but just a lack of power.
  9. Tan DJ

    Replacement HD for RAID1

    They sent the same drive and everything synced up fine. Then just last weekend, the system suddenly stopped responding. This time, on reboot, the nvraid controler complained that it couldn't detect any raid arrays. I could hear a sound that sounded like a HD trying to spin up. So I...
  10. Tan DJ

    Error while trying to install Windows 7 RC

    Hmmm... interesting. The HD I want to install it on has only 1 partition. I've even deleted the partition so that it had no partitions, and also created a partition that was only about 25gb, but always the same error. Once I've fixed my RAID setup, I'll have a go at unplugging my...
  11. Tan DJ

    Replacement HD for RAID1

    Woohoo! Seagate have just shipped my replacement drive! :toast: It pays to have redundancy in your storage - even for a home setup!
  12. Tan DJ

    Error while trying to install Windows 7 RC

    One article on the net suggested that the HD containing the existing Windows XP installation that I don't want to touch, should be unplugged while installing windows Vista. I've extrapolated from that that doing the same for Windows 7 RC might work. My only issue with that is that my...
  13. Tan DJ

    Replacement HD for RAID1

    Just heard back from Seagate. They said the broken drive is still under warranty... so now to find some packaging... May as well get a replacement from seagate rather than forking out for a new drive
  14. Tan DJ

    Error while trying to install Windows 7 RC

    Hi I've downloaded Windows 7 Release candidate x64 from Microsoft, and when I try to install it, I get the following message: Windows installation encountered an unexpected error. Verify that the installation sources are accessible, and restart the installation. Error code: 0xE0000100 This...
  15. Tan DJ

    Replacement HD for RAID1

    Ok, I'm about to give up on this drive. If I got an ST3500418AS drive, which is the Barracuda 7200.12, is that going to be OK to use in my RAID 1 array? (given that the existing drive is a ST3500320AS which is the Barracuda 7200.11) It looks like it is exactly the same capacity as my...
  16. Tan DJ

    Replacement HD for RAID1

    Windows won't start if the drive is connected, and I tried the DOS SeaTools product, and it can't see the drive at all. I'll try sending Seagate an email, and see what comes of that.
  17. Tan DJ

    Replacement HD for RAID1

    I'll see if I can update the firmware on the "failed" drive. Or is it too late to update the firmware once it's started being problematic? I've been reading the info on the Seagate website. Lots of warnings about "this could destroy the drive..." etc.. But I'll only touch the "failed"...
  18. Tan DJ

    Replacement HD for RAID1

    Hi all I've had a hard drive failure in my RAID1 array (see threadhttp://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=92616 for more details And I was looking around for a replacement drive. I can pick up a Seagate SATAII NCQ 500GB 7200RPM 32mb Cache(ST3500320AS) for $89 from umart.com.au but...
  19. Tan DJ

    Rebuilding RAID1 freezes computer (long)

    I just downloaded and installed SeaTools for Windows, and when I run it, I get a popup with a title "Fatal Error: Device Discovery" that says "Index and length must refer to a location within the string. Parameter name: length System.String InternalSubStringWithChecks(Int32, Int32, Boolean)"
  20. Tan DJ

    Rebuilding RAID1 freezes computer (long)

    I'll have a look at seatools. If the problem is the controller failing, what would be the easiest way to migrate to a new proper non-MOBO RAID controller? Can I just disable the RAID on the motherboard and still access the existing disks without corrupting the data that's on there?
  21. Tan DJ

    Rebuilding RAID1 freezes computer (long)

    Hi, I appologise for the length of this post, but this issue has been plaguing me for about a week now, and I've tried a few things already. I have an aBit AN52 mobo with 2 Seagate 500gb SATA drives which I'd configured as RAID1 via the BIOS when I first built this machine a year and a...
  22. Tan DJ

    Problem with KODAK Easyshare in a limited account

    Sorry for taking so long to reply, but it's been a little while since I've been on this forum. I gave up trying to use Kodak easy share software for downloading/managing my photos. I now use Adobe Photoshop Album Starter edition. The only problem I have with it is that when I am using...
  23. Tan DJ

    Problem with KODAK Easyshare in a limited account

    When I select the runas option I get: In the "Following User" section, you need to select a user that has administrator rights on your computer. It won't necessarly be called "Administrator". Also, if your user account has administrator priveleges, you wont need to use the runas option.
  24. Tan DJ

    Upgrading motherboard issues

    I've decided to bite the bullet, and install a fresh verion of XP, and reinstall programs that I actually use. That way my registry wont be full of junk that I no longer need. It took 3 hours to create a backup of the 80G drive, and because of my paranoia, I decided to copy the 60Gb backup...
  25. Tan DJ

    Upgrading motherboard issues

    That's why I'd like to get my original 80GB IDE install working. Then I could just move the page file, move My Documents, and everything would be working just nicely. But will performance be impacted (noticably) if I run with the System drive on the 80Gb IDE?