03-17-2009 05:32 PM
Orignally, I had two ST31000340AS drives striped. Last week one of the drives failed and wasn't being recoginised by the BIOS anymore. I lost all of my data. I'm in the process of RMA'ing the one failed drive.
The other drive, however, will not boot Windows XP SP2/SP3. Right after the installation when the Windows loading screen appears there is a blue screen flash (I can't make out the error) and then the computer restarts. It only happens when my ST31000340AS drive is plugged into the computer.
I've installed Windows XP SP3 on my computer on my WD raptor drive. It boots and works fine. I plug my ST31000340AS drive in along side my raptor (in which the OS is installed on) and turn the computer on, I have the restarting BSOD problem.
I've tried a full scan and a full erase using seatools. No issues.
It works perfectly with Windows Vista SP1, however, I really want to use XP, and I shouldn't be limited by my hard drive, of all things.
The drive has the SD1A firmware installed. Is this a known issue?
03-18-2009 06:07 AM - edited 03-18-2009 06:07 AM
That's correct. As soon as the Seagate drive is connected the BSOD restart issue begins. If the Seagate drive is unplugged it begins working normally again.
03-18-2009 07:06 AM
I can't tell what the error is because it restarts so quickly.
I've been doing some research. I have an Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard and it seams there are compatibility issues with this motherboard and XP SP3.
Whenever there is more then one SATA hard drive plugged in there's a BSOD error with XP SP3. Brilliant.
I would assume, after reading most of those issues in the Google results that the Seagate drive would work fine if it were the only drive installed.
They say the only solution is to have a USB Flash Drive stick plugged in while you're booting.