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Why won't my RAID adapter initialize correctly when my server boots up?

Why won't my RAID adapter initialize correctly when my server boots up?

"Server hardware
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 w/ HyperThreading, 3.0GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache
Motherboard: ASUS P5MT-M, Rev 1.03, BIOS version 0310
RAM: four sticks, each one is Corsair 2GB PC2-5300 (667MHz) - for a total of 8GB
Power supply: XION 500W (I don't know much more about it.)
Removable disk: 1.44MB 3.5"" Floppy Drive
Optical drive: LG 32x CD-RW, IDE - Primary Master (the MB has only one IDE channel)
RAID adapter: Promise SuperTrak EX8350, Rev A3, BIOS 2.9.0.15
HDD: Five Seagate ST31000340NS 1TB, 32MB, 7200RPM, SATA 3Gb/s
(I don't know the firmware versions on the HDDs, but I doubt it matters at this point.)"

Asked by: Guest | Views: 67
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Guest [Entry]

"You might try memtest or something as a sanity check for CPU/memory issues that could conceivably cause this sort of problem.

Otherwise you might just have a defective adapter -- which is what its BIOS seems to be telling you. If it were behaving correctly it wouldn't do this even with failed disks.

Have you tried contacting the adapter manufacturer's support?"