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Skitzer

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I hope someone can shed some light on this issue for me.
First here's some specs:
Abit NF7-S ver 2.0 with 20 bios.
Windows XP Pro SP1 with Nvidia 2.45 unified drivers.

I recently lost my Western Digital 40 Gig hard drive and decided to upgrade with a Western Digital Raptor Drive.
Previously I was using my old WD 40 Gig as my OS boot drive and had a Maxtor 80 Gig drive set up as slave for my Data drive, (I do a lot of Audio ripping).
On IDE 2 I have my 2 optical drives, (LiteOn CD-RW and Mitsumi DVD ROM).
I left the Maxtor as a slave on IDE 1 and installed the Raptor on Sata 1. I went into the bios and enabled the Sata Controller and set the mainboard to boot off the CD-RW. It booted to the LiteOn with the Windows XP CD, I hit F6 and installed the Sata drivers during the OS install. Windows installed and loaded without a problem.
After installing Windows and all my drivers I noticed 2 things:
1. In device manager there is a yellow question mark saying Other Devices which expands to another yellow question mark saying RAID Controller.
2. In control Panel, Power Options, I no longer have the Standby and Hibernate functions.
(I wonder if these two things are related?)
I tried updating the Raid Controller drivers with the Sata Driver disk and it seems to recognize them and install them but when I reboot it hangs at the Windows boot screen and I have to restart and choose "Last Known Good Configuration" to get back into Windows.
Other than those 2 things it appears everything is working fine. I haven't benched the Raptor yet but it feels much faster than the old drive.
Also in the Control Panel there is a new Icon I have never seen before called "Silicon Image ATA Controllers" which provides information on the Raptor.
I have been screwing around with this for days and can't find a solution to this. Has anyone had this issue and if so how did you fix it. I am at my wits end and am now seeking help.
If you have any ideas Please!
Thanks in advance.
 
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Skitzer

Skitzer

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Ok, figured it out. Apparently I installed the wrong drivers, (the PCI card drivers), during installation. I downloaded the correct ones and did a fresh install of Windows now it's all good.