IDE controller hang up

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FierChild
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Re: IDE controller hang up

Post by FierChild » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:33 am

When you enter the submenu of Other Boot Devices you have a choice between Disabled, SCSI Boot Device, and INT18 Device (Network). So it's bootable, but I've never used it.

I used an Ubuntu Live CD with Gparted and partitioned the drive, but when I installed Ubuntu I noticed it said I was installing to a SCSI Drive. The BIOS calls it an IDE, but Ubuntu calls it SCSI. I'm going to re-install Ubuntu and get a picture of the Install Menu, if you need more info on that.

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Re: IDE controller hang up

Post by andymc » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:06 am

Newer Linuxes (Ubuntu 11, for sure, and 10 I think) name SATA disks as if they were SCSI (/dev/sda), and I think maybe the same goes for PATA/IDE disks as well.

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Re: IDE controller hang up

Post by FierChild » Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:35 am

About the custom, debugging versions you were talking about, I have time on the weekends, but I don't know a lot about programming. How would I post the output? I use a buggy Windows XP and Ubuntu, so I'm guessing I'd use Ubuntu. :?:

Trying them out sounds like fun, so if it's not too much trouble. :mrgreen:

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Re: IDE controller hang up

Post by vanlarry » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:33 am

I have a older Dell Dimension 4300S WinXP sp3
Single PATA hard drive.

I have been using P/L version .65 with no problem.
Tried V.71 and it also stops at:
"Detecting hardware IDE disk controller error: Kernel IDE driver C: read write DMA(1453)"
As other have mentioned.

After that, it would hang at the desktop while trying to load drivers.
I believe the driver database was corrupted.
I did a Windows System Restore from the previous day and it then booted normally.

This computer is all original, except for a add on PCI USB 2.0 card.

If information on the computer would be helpful:
Goto: http://www.dell.com/support/troubleshoo ... ctSelector
and enter Service Tag #: D3FX411

Thanks,
Larry Van

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Re: IDE controller hang up

Post by andymc » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:27 am

Hi guys,

Sorry for the slow reply to this issue. I have been fixing something that may well solve this problem. There are issues with PCI interrupt sharing in the released version of the software. If I were to upload a diagnostic/debugging version of Visopsys, would you be able to test it and perhaps post a photo of the screen when it prints out the information? If so, what's your preferred boot image type? floppy/CD/USB?

Andy

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Re: IDE controller hang up

Post by vanlarry » Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:35 pm

I will try it if it will help.

CD ISO.

Thanks,
Larry Van

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Re: IDE controller hang up

Post by andymc » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:32 pm

Great, thank you.

Here's a link to a debug version of Visopsys. It will stay in text mode, and dump a bunch of info on the screen. I've set it up to pause for 20 seconds at 2 points during hardware detection - after PCI enumeration, and after it detects the PATA controller (hopefully it doesn't hang before the second one). Could you please take a screen photo at both of those pauses, and upload them here?

http://visopsys.org/files/visopsys/viso ... 07-iso.zip

It's conceivable that the problem is already fixed; if that's the case, you would end up with a text session, and you'd be able to launch the Partition Logic program in text mode using the 'fdisk' command.

I really appreciate you offering to help.

Cheers!
Andy

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Re: IDE controller hang up

Post by vanlarry » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:53 pm

Hello,
Attached is 1 screenshot of original errors and 2 screenshots of your debug program.

Larry Van
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OriginalErrors.JPG
Original .71 errors screenshot
436.JPG
Second pause screenshot.
436.JPG
First Pause screenshot.

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Re: IDE controller hang up

Post by andymc » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:49 am

Thanks Larry,

I do spot something suspicious there - the BIOS doesn't appear to have assigned an interrupt to your IDE controller. The operating system might not be correctly servicing your IDE controller's interrupt, which would cause other errors like the mouse "no interrupt" one in the first photo.

The two 'pause' photos you posted appear to be duplicates; have you still got the other one?

Also, if you go into your BIOS setup, under "chipset configuration" (or similar), do you see any options related to SATA (native/AHCI/legacy modes), PATA, or IDE?

Andy

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Re: IDE controller hang up

Post by vanlarry » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:51 am

Andy,
Sorry about the duplicate file.

Hard drive options in bios are Auto or None
No chipset options.
Screenshots of Bios legacy options and the missing file from the last post.

Thanks,
Larry Van
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Bios2.JPG
Bios Screenshot 2
Bios1.JPG
Bios Screenshot 1
435.JPG
Missing "Pause" file.

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