Computer May Hang During Resume from S3 Standby with Two IDE Drives

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SYMPTOMS

A computer with two IDE drives on one cable may stop responding (hang) when the computer resumes from standby.

CAUSE

The IDE disk driver does not check the busy bit in the drive status before resetting the drive. This creates a problem with computers that use the S3 sleep state for standby. This state cuts power to the drive instead of issuing a sleep command to the drive as in the S2 standby state. This causes the drives to be reset before the drive negotiation is finished when the drives restart. The specification for ATAPI drives calls for checking the busy bit before resetting the drive. The specification also states that the drive ignore resets until the drives are synchronized and ready to operate after negotiation. Some drives that are currently being sold do not do this. This can cause computers with two drives to start with both drives programmed to be the master on the same cable, causing the computer to hang.

RESOLUTION

Service Pack Information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack

Hotfix Information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language. The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version        Size    File name
   ----------------------------------------------------
   09-May-2002  10:45  5.0.2195.5762  86,896  Atapi.sys
				

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about how to obtain a hotfix for Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
265173 The Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Product
For additional information about how to install multiple hotfixes with only one reboot, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
296861 Use QChain.exe to Install Multiple Hotfixes with One Reboot

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Article ID: 323153 - Last Review: October 24, 2013 - Revision: 2.8
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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