2 ide raid cards, 1 system , no boot

El Nacho

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This is on my file server, The P3 box in my sig. I was running one card (3ware escalaid 7000) in a raid 1 set on windows 2k server. Found another two drives to set up for another raid aray, the second card is an iwill rocket raid 100.

The computer boots up frine with the 3ware card with raid 0
The computer boots up fine with the 3ware card with raid 0 and the iwill card plugged in (it is detected
The computer fails to load windows when both cards have raid arays.

why????
 

sm8000

Gawd
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You probably have too many boot ROMs. These include your VGA, storage controllers, bootable LAN, etc...download msd.exe and boot into DOS with it. If your boot ROMs add up to over 128KB (131,072) then you're busted. You can try disabling boot functionality of some devices if you need to.

EDIT: Note that the size of the boot ROM for your RAID cards will increase when they are controlling more devices.
 

El Nacho

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I'll check that. never heard of anything that you just mentioned, but its worth looking into.
 
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