Aug edited Aug How fast is your internet? If I check the event viewer after such a freeze there are generally system errors like the SI controller did not respond in the timeout period, or the hard drive was removed from the system without first being prepared for removal.. I recently bought a new SATA drive and have been growing increasingly frustrated trying to get the thing to work. And nothing has changed the problem.

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Update Silicon Image BIOS on NF7S V – Ars Technica OpenForum

I’ve read through both of those threads, and posted in one of them. It’s not even yet. If i do a hard cold reboot then the device will be detected again.

After this I generally have to reboot my computer. I’ve let this loop continue three times, each time installing the SATA drivers when prompted.

Incredibly, I seem to have solved the problem. Sep edited Sep I basically just wanted to use the thing for storage while still running off my existing Win XP installation.

Now everything is fine until I actually try to use the drive – then I get the same freezing problems I had before. Seems to be no way for me to have the single SATA as a primary master Best I can do is have it as a secondary avit least it’s not a papper weight This is the link http: Hi everyone, I’ve just solved a boot problem on my NF7-S 2.


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I radi took the driver CD which came with my motherboard, and from it I installed the Silicon Image drivers. By Vallis in forum PressF1. What’s with the Expo thread already?

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And nothing has changed the problem. Here’s what I have posted on the Atomic Forums: Hope this helps a few frustrated NF7-S folks As for SCSI devices.

Strangely, however, my entire system hung when I tried to bench it using HD Tach. Aug edited Sep in Hardware. This is my Device Panel: It might be worth your while to read through these threads: I am wondering if Ahit need to update bf7-s of these drivers. Right now I’m not even sure what model of Si controller is on my board, let alone which driver to use. For some reason a format did once work but afterwards whenever i tried using the hard drive I would experience the same freezing anytime from instantly to about 10minutes during use.


ABIT NF7-S – 2.0 – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – nForce2 SPP

It seems my joy has come to an end once more. I believe the NF7-S v2 has the Sil controller.

The non raid drivers i got from silicon image don’t seem to work for me. If you run in to a problem, it is possible that the hard drive is screwy. At last, I’ve found someone with exactly the same problem I’m wrestling with. If I leave it for long enough I will eventually get some message about a buffered write failing can’t remember exactlyhowever the computer stays in it’s essentially frozen state.

I load them again and again and again and