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Removing RAID controller at XP boot up

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Charlie+, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Charlie+

    Charlie+ Flightless Bird

    I installed a pci card with two ATA 133 HD drive ports it came with drivers,
    I think I installed the wrong driver (RAID instead of straight). Cant get
    rid of the Marvel Raid control because it comes up before boot and has
    presumably tucked itself in the bios somewhere. Is there a solution? Perhaps
    reflashing the bios?
    Charlie+
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "Charlie+" <charlie@xxx.net> wrote in message
    news:k47mq55qel8a848nl8u1l7rp31uvvdhg4m@4ax.com...
    > I installed a pci card with two ATA 133 HD drive ports it came with
    > drivers,
    > I think I installed the wrong driver (RAID instead of straight). Cant get
    > rid of the Marvel Raid control because it comes up before boot and has
    > presumably tucked itself in the bios somewhere. Is there a solution?
    > Perhaps
    > reflashing the bios?
    > Charlie+


    The control you see is embedded on the PCI card itself. It will disappear as
    soon as you remove the card.
     
  3. Charlie+

    Charlie+ Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 09:16:32 +0100, "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com>
    wrote:

    snip
    >
    >The control you see is embedded on the PCI card itself. It will disappear as
    >soon as you remove the card.


    No this is not the case - the Raid messages come at boot up even though the
    card is removed - this is what annoys and slows bootup - though it is not
    terminal in any way! This is why I assumed it must be hooked in the Bios.
    Charlie+
     
  4. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    Its not 'hooked' into the bios, if you installed the sata/raid controller
    for your card its 'hooked' into your winXP installation.
    There is no separate 'straight' or raid driver for your card, there is only
    one, whether you have to configure a single drive, connected to the card, as
    JBOD depends on the controller.


    "Charlie+" <charlie@xxx.net> wrote in message
    news:eek:d1nq59p2igtikt6ngrl000ed0dflt175d@4ax.com...
    > On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 09:16:32 +0100, "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > snip
    >>
    >>The control you see is embedded on the PCI card itself. It will disappear
    >>as
    >>soon as you remove the card.

    >
    > No this is not the case - the Raid messages come at boot up even though
    > the
    > card is removed - this is what annoys and slows bootup - though it is
    > not
    > terminal in any way! This is why I assumed it must be hooked in the Bios.
    > Charlie+
     
  5. Charlie+

    Charlie+ Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 26 Mar 2010 15:24:58 -0000, "DL" <invalid@nowhere.com> wrote as :

    >
    >Its not 'hooked' into the bios, if you installed the sata/raid controller
    >for your card its 'hooked' into your winXP installation.
    >There is no separate 'straight' or raid driver for your card, there is only
    >one, whether you have to configure a single drive, connected to the card, as
    >JBOD depends on the controller.
    >
    >

    Thanks to you both for your information - understood!
    Charlie+
     

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