I have a Dell XPS 710, with 6Gig of RAM and a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX.
I am running Windows Vista 64
A parity error was detected on \Device\RaidPort0
and the system freezes for about 10 seconds, any ideas?
Thanks for the fast repsonce.
I am not running any RAID.
I have 2 x 250GB 7200rpm SATA Hard Drives
I have an XPS 710 Core 2 Due E6600 2.4GHz
6 Gig RAM
Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme
The Event ID: 5
Hope this helps
That error can sometimes be cause by lose or damaged cables or cables that are to long. Maybe check to see that the cables are good and seated properly in the slots. If that doesn't work...
Can you provide some additional info from the event log please.
Event ID: 5
As well as the blurb about the error in the box above this info.
Just to clarify your two hard drives show up as two individual drives, not partitioned, on your system right?
Log Name: Windows System Log
OpCode: 'it is blank'
The only blurb in to box above is 'A parity error was detected on \Device\RaidPort0.'
I have checked the cables and they are all OK
The Hard Drives show up as two individual drives
Okay give this a try. Download the latest nVidia nForce drivers. If you have them already installed or don't want to update them then use a program like winrar to decompress the files to a temporary directory. Go into your device manager and under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers manually update the nForce Serial ATA controllers using the Serial ATA drivers in the temp directory or where the installer decompressed them to. Under Storage Controllers remove the nVidia Raid Controller. Let me know if that works.
I got a message saying 'Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date'
Under storage controllers there is...
Microsoft iSCSI Initiator
NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller
I have also noticed that under Disk Drives there is
SAMSUNG SP2504C SCSI Disk Device
But my disks are not SCSI they are SATA
Try uninstalling the nForce drivers then reinstall them without the SATARAID Driver and the RAIDTOOL Application.
The SATA drives showing up as SCSI may just be a function of Vista. It could be problems with using the wrong drivers at Vista install or how Vista is handling the SATA device. It shouldn't be affecting your drives performance.
The SCSI in the drives is normal
the Storage Controll listing has three instances because you have 6 SATA ports.
The first instance is for ports 0 and 1
2nd fior 2 and 3
3rd for 4 and 5.
If you are getting a parity error on port 0 then that would be your primary hard drive. run a diagnostic on it.
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The Dell diagonostics on the sytem access by using the F12 option at boot.. is rather time consuming on hard disk.
Also check the Samsung web site for any utilities ..
I have the same issue on my 8 month old XPS710. This has a single 300GB SATA2 drive and the error is:
>A parity error was detected on \Device\RaidPort0
I am using the nForce nVidea Serial ATA Controller driver 10.3.0.21 (25/1/2008).
Can anyone tell me if there is a newer driver, or what the factory installed driver was so that I can roll back. This driver seems to have issues.
I also have CHKDSK errors on my disk that cannot be fixed - orphaned files. The disk checks out healthy with all HD tests, as does memory. The parity errors occur when writing large files to disk. They do not stop the computer (no freezing yet) but they are worrying me :smileysad:
Appreciate some help... thanks.