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Solved Blue screen when formatting hard drive

Post by grasshoper on 26th November 2010, 8:21 am

Hi,

So I have set up a server running Windows server 2008. I am an IT student and have obtained a legal license through my school before you ask Smile

I have installed a SATA PCI raid controller, and installed a Western digital caviar blue sata hard drive into one of the ports. Whenever I attempt to format the hard drive, quick or long format, the computer will blue screen with a "driver_not_less_or_equal" stop error.

My initial thought was that the pci card was faulty, however I put an 80gb sata hard drive in to the exact same port, and it is registered fine with no problem.

So I assumed it was a faulty hard drive, and had it replaced only to find the problem still remains. I would say its very unlikly for two hard drives to have faults, i guess possible though.

Can someone help me diagnose what is the cause of this problem.

Sorry for the long-winded message Smile


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Solved Re: Blue screen when formatting hard drive

Post by grasshoper on 28th November 2010, 10:22 am

This problem is resolved, thanks anyway.

The problem was with the via vt6421 raid card. The sata drive I used was sata2, whereas the card did not support sata2. By using a jumper on the sata drive to restrict the drive to sata1 I managed to get it to work properly.

Thanks.

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