Asus K8V SE DeLUxe + SATA MAxtor 160G Not install XP
I wonder if our problems may be similar, although mine started working correclty initially.
Maxtor and Samsung 80Gb SATA disks, set up in Raid 0, 64k striping.
For ove ra month the system has worked perfectly, uncached transfer speed 103Mb/s.
Then the machine seemed to slow right down (almost hung) andI powered off at the mains.
Restored the Partition, fixed bootup and MBR, all data is still there but will not boot.
When I boot to an IDE drive in the system, I can access the disk but really slowly.
When Itested the transfer speed from SATA, it has dropped to 0.5Mb/s, without any reason, the disk went from 103Mb/s to just 1/2 Mb/s.
If I run disk checking it reports all OK, (even though it takes a whole day to run the disk check)
There were no driver changes or anything, nothing was being installed or uninstalled, i was listening to mp3's in Media Player and being sad playing Windows Solitaire, when the machine died on me.
What should I do next, if i try to boot from the SATA, I get an eror message saying "unable to read from disk, press CTRL ALT DEL to reboot."
Athlon XP64 3000
1.0 Gb DDR333
ATI Radeon 9600
OEM DVD+ ReWriter