Problems with Hardware

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SATA harddisks:

 

Problem:

The SATA harddisks are not recognized by DriveStar under DOS.

 

Solution:

If applicable, change the SATA mode in the BIOS from "AHCI" or "RAID" to "Native IDE" or "Legacy IDE", otherwise special drivers are needed that are not available for DOS. Do not change the SATA mode if you have already installed an operating system because this may result in an unbootable system.

 

 

USB mouse / keyboard:

 

Problem:

USB keyboard does not work with DOS.

 

Solution:

Try to activate the "USB legacy support" for the keyboard in the BIOS.

 

 

ABIT Controller:

 

Problem:

The partition tables contains errors.

 

Solution:

Perhaps a BIOS update.

 

 

SCSI Controller Adaptec 2940 Firmware Version 1.20-1.22:

 

Problem:

The partition tables contains errors.

 

Solution:

Deactivate "Interrupt 13 BIOS Extensions Support" (Harddisks smaller than 8 GigaBytes)
Firmware Update to version 1.23 or higher

 

 

IOMEGA ZIP Drives and Windows NT:

 

Problem:

Single error message "Drive not Ready" when starting the prorgam.

 

Solution:

Select "Ignore". (This prompt is based on a Windows NT bug.)

 

 

BIOS with Anti-Virus Options (Almost All BIOS):

 

Problem:

Warning after which a program tries to modify the master boot record. This is most likely a virus.

 

Solution:

This might be a message from an anti-virus program: The bootmanager BootStar modifies the master boot record. That is the reason why some anti-virus programs erroneously eport this as a virus. Please permit the modification because the drive imager DriveStar can otherwise not be modify the partition table.

 

 

See also:

Problems (Overview)

Problems with Software