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ok, this one is kinda crazy
i have a winxp box , the motherboard is a soyo 875 board
on start i get the (a disk read error accurred ) message
now the c drive is a raid 0 array useing to 36 gb raptors
when i boot useing the winxp cd i can see the drive and all of the files fine
i can run chkdsk on it
do a directory and see all the files
but when i reboot it will give ne the saem message
help please
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by:tatoon
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Maybe it has something to do with the BIOS settings. You could try to change configurations there... order of the boot disks, redetect hdd's, etc... or load the default settings.

Has the computer worked fine with the current hardware settings or is it brand new? Maybe the jumper of the hdd is wrong... slave instead of master, wrong IDE channel.

More guesses... the neccessary files for the booting are missing, kinda command.com, etc... but this is not likely, since if I recall correctly, the error message would be different. Reinstalling windows probably wont fix the problem... but who knows.
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this could be one of 2 things
first but quite the main one since running a raid 0 onboard of mother board
the drivers for the raid are not installed or wrong ones
so stopping xp booting correctly
try safe mode reinstall raid device drivers as per manual
this should work
now if it boots(your question did not state where it gets to on boot)
the second one is
well had this before on win 2000/xp
what you will find in the Event Viewer is a error message  hd0 etc etc which is the hard drive at that point in time that a read faliure occured
Now 99% of the time this is indicative of a hard disk which is about to fail but at current moment in time is failing now and then(maybe when getting hot or under load stress)
the very small percentage left is down to controller on the motherboard (which could be checked by plugging into secondery port if availble) also part of the small percentage could be a faulty cable but this is VERY unlikley unless you have moved the internal around
now since you are running raid 0 (iRAID 0: Striped Disk Array without Fault Tolerance)
if you lose a disk you wll lose all data across the set
so becarefull
backup data i possible now
check to make sure that which disk is having the read error
replace disk if possible to confirm
once confirmed warrenty disk or throw away as a read aliure once confirmed to be correct either means platter , heads , or disk motors ar on there way out

hope this helps
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by:Hovhannes
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lets see. i think i found the problem. but will not know for sure till i get a bios update from the motherboard mfg.
its not an xp problem
i get the error before even geting to the xp boot screen
real fast

check this page out http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/iaa_raid/sb/CS-008947.htm
i talked to soyo tech support
he said he they will try to email me a updated bios with in a week
we will see what happens
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Hate to mess everyone's answer up, but I've had this happen to 2 hard drives now. Both on XP systems. I think I now know why, I just don't know how to fix it. It is on my survailence computer, so the hard drive gets full. It has to do with the disk being too full. I just don't know all the details, but I'm sure that's what's causing it.

If anyone has any ideas, Please respond. I will have to load another hard drive, but the good news is, not data is lost.
Thanks
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