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#1 patricksull

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 07:49 PM

Name VIA VT6421 RAID Controller
Manufacturer VIA Technologies, Inc.
Status OK
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3249&SUBSYS_32491106&REV_50\4&2E98101C&0&08F0
I/O Port 0x0000CC00-0x0000CC0F
I/O Port 0x0000C800-0x0000C80F
I/O Port 0x0000C400-0x0000C40F
I/O Port 0x0000C000-0x0000C00F
I/O Port 0x0000BC00-0x0000BC1F
I/O Port 0x0000B800-0x0000B8FF
IRQ Channel IRQ 22
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\viamraid.sys (5.1.2600.410, 59.25 KB (60,672 bytes), 6/14/2006 8:49 AM)


I looked at "Editing Mtkflash To Work With Your Sata Chipset, Tutorial By Grim" mas confussion! Please help.

#2 Havok

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 08:19 PM

Did you disable RAID in your bios!? Did you remove the ribbon cables from ALL other devices except floppy?? are you using MTKFLASHVIA.exe??

Edited by Havok, 15 June 2006 - 08:20 PM.


#3 patricksull

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 08:24 PM

1. I have posted a couple of times that I don't know how to disable RAID on this controller. I have contacted the manufacturer and have not heard back. There is no place to adjust those settings in bio setup utility.

2. No, but I will now.

3. what is MTKFLASHVIA.exe? I'm assuming it is a hexed version. Where oh where could I get that?

Edited by patricksull, 15 June 2006 - 08:25 PM.


#4 jonwoo1982

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 08:28 PM

first off you need to find the mtkflashvia.exe ( read the forums )

when you boot up your xbox have the dvd drive connected to the xbox untill it reaches the dash, boot your pc with everything disabled ( no need to unplug anything ) once you get to the prompt switch your dvd drive lead from the xbox to the pci card

then run mtkflash (but the edited on)

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 08:29 PM

QUOTE(jonwoo1982 @ Jun 15 2006, 07:35 PM) View Post

first off you need to find the mtkflashvia.exe ( read the forums )

when you boot up your xbox have the dvd drive connected to the xbox untill it reaches the dash, boot your pc with everything disabled ( no need to unplug anything ) once you get to the prompt switch your dvd drive lead from the xbox to the pci card

then run mtkflash (but the edited on)


On my motherboard MTKFlash was hanging if I had my IDE cables connected. (Even with it disbaled in BIOS and the power connectors removed)

Here are other tipes that have worked for people to try and a link to MTKFLASHVIA.

http://forums.xbox-s...howtopic=516733

Edited by Havok, 15 June 2006 - 08:33 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2006 - 08:32 PM

yes thinking about it i suppose it depends on what board your running etc, yeh so to be on the safe side go with what havok said about unpluggin stuff

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 08:42 PM

Ok....did not work...this is what it said:

flash type: "SST(395F020)"

fail to open input file



wtf?

Edited by patricksull, 15 June 2006 - 08:45 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2006 - 09:43 PM

QUOTE(patricksull @ Jun 15 2006, 07:49 PM) View Post

Ok....did not work...this is what it said:

flash type: "SST(395F020)"

fail to open input file
wtf?


You sure your have the right string? To read firmware:


mtkflashvia r /m /sata orig.bin

To write firmware

mtkflashvia w /m /sata xtreme.bin

(obviously with your own filenames)

Edited by Havok, 15 June 2006 - 09:44 PM.


#9 patricksull

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 06:06 PM

yes...I have tried every combo. I do not own a sata hdd, so I can't try connecting a sata device to the sata controller during boot. Not sure what else to try? This is what I have done:

-went into bios setup utility and disabled ata/ide drives
-made boot disc with the four files listed in tutorial (except I used mtkflashvia instead of the original non-hexed)
-unplugged all IDE cables from motherboard except floppy
-turn on pc and xbox without any sata cable attached to either
-at A:> prompt, I hooked up sata cable and hit enter
-pc says choose 1. IDE or 2. Via6421sata
-I choose 2. and then get the following:

flash type: "SST(395F020)"

fail to open input file

Edited by patricksull, 16 June 2006 - 06:08 PM.





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