I bought an HP D4999T with q9300, 3gb ram, 750GB ST3750640AS drive, ASUS IPIBL-TX motherboard. The motherboard has G33/ich9r and is built for HP. Comes with VISTA home premium.
None of my old standalone utilities work on this hardware. When I look at the drive with Partition Magic, it shows error 110 and I can't even delete what is there. I managed to format drive with DOS/ PM (partition magic) and create 2 partitions of 250GB and 450GB but as soon as I reboot I get the error 110 again.
Do I need more modern utilities to access the G33 and SATA2 hardware??????????
If so, what can I use to partition the drive with this hardware???
My GHOST and Acronis software appears to work when creating a backup, but won't restore correctly. I have installed XP ok but can't do a backup/restore with standalone utilities. HP doesn't support XP with this computer. I am having hard time getting drivers.
Do you think the SATA2 is causing the problem?
I will gladly buy new utilities if that will solve my problem.