2nd Hard Drive on RAID controller card

  MIke 18:17 12 Apr 2003

A while back I installed a second hard drive from my old PC onto An Innovision PCI RAID controller card (AP1680 ATA133 Card)
The reason I used a RAID card was I was unable to source an IDE controller card.After initially having trouble in getting the drive recognised, I somehow managed to get Windows XP to recognise the drive and assign it a drive letter. All has been well until recently. Now I have an intermittent problem when booting up. The drive is occasionally not recognised by windows. IF I re-boot the drive will be recognised. I have checked in device manager, and the RAID controller card appears to be OK. No coflicts reported, and device functioning correctly. I have discovered that if I disable the RAID card the re-enable it my second drive is then recognised, without having to re-boot.

Any ideas what is going on?? I have, re-seated the card and data cable, updated the drivers for the RAID card but have not cured the problem. As I said this happens intermittently. I would like to solve the problem as Iuse the spare drive to backup data files and use it for my swap file.

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