Motherboard: ASUS P5Q-Pro (BIOS 2102)
HDD: WD1002FAEX (running at AHCI using the Intel HDD-controller)
OS: Win7 SP1
The “WD1002FAEX” (and two other WD-disks) are not detected when running “Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS” (the ISO-file was burned to a CD from where the application was running during the test).
NO DRIVE FOUND
ERROR/STATUS CODE: 0120
According to WD ‘s Diagnostic Error Codes:
(Error code: 120 - Explanation: Unknown Error): “An unknown error has occurred during testing. This may be an anomaly. Check connections and retest. If the error repeats, replace the drive.”
This is nonsense. All the drives are detected in the Setup, they are all working, the OS is installed at the WD1002FAEX and all discs have been tested an passed in the Windows version of the diagnostic software – and even tested with the DOS version on another motherboard (Gigabyte P35-DS4) – and there the “Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS” had no problem detecting the discs (using exactly the same cables).
This issue was posted earlier in this forum but there problem was never solved: Desktop/Data-Lifeguard-Diagnostic-DOS-major-issue
So the issue seems to be with the ASUS board. But only when using the DOS version of “Data Lifeguard Diagnostic”.
Even when using other HDD diagnostic tools all tests are passed in the ASUS platform setup.
Why isn’t the Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS working as it should when in use at the ASUS P5Q-Pro?
Could it have anything to do with the AHCI?