July 11th, 2012, 05:14 PM #1
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Does a PCI SATA card's BIOS always have to stop boot up sequence?
The card and the DVD burner are working fine... the only thing I was trying to change now is the BIOS boot up of the RAID card... it stops to ask you to press F4 to go to RAID setup utlity... or then you have to choose F1 to continue to boot windows.....
Thank you for the welcome.. this is my first post here sorry if I posted it in the wrong place....
reply from stroyal:
The first thing I would try is nothing, especially if you are not using RAID, as XP has tons of drivers, built in.
Just see if it works, and check in Computer management / disk management.
You can also check windows update, for drivers.
If they have them, update will identify the card.
A word of caution, some of those cards, won't run CD/DVDs.
I have an IDE/PCI card, that only runs hard drives.
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The card has it's own BIOS screen, after the main BIOS, check those settings.
You should start your own post, instead if redirecting an ancient one.
I have a similar problem
I have a similar problem.. with windows xp pro sp3... it's a Dell dimension 8250 computer with no SATA ports so i got a SiI3114 pci card... after finding the right slot that it worked the only driver i found on the disc i guess was the RAID driver.. I am only needing this card to run a ASUS dvd r/w drive... after much reading now i see that i should have used nonRAID drivers.. i found the right non-RAID driver, Downloaded it and chose update driver in the device manager.. it said it installed it.. but on boot up it is still going the RAID set up choices ..having to press F1 to start windows.. I'm looking for how to get it back to just starting windows normally...without having to choose F1 to start windows...
July 12th, 2012, 02:45 PM #2
Not sure on that particular card, but I have 4 older cards, and they have never stopped a BOOT.
Mine are all IDE though.
I get a screen just after the Main BIOS, that gives me an option to go into the RAID BIOS, for about 3 seconds, then it continues to boot on it's own.Hard Sayin Not Knowin
July 14th, 2012, 06:54 AM #3
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That is what mine is doing too except it doesn't go automatically into windows.. it will set there for ever waiting till you choose Contrl+S or F4 to enter RAID setup or F12 to go to Regular BIOS setup or F1 to continue to windows...
July 14th, 2012, 08:00 AM #4
In the PC BIOS is usually a setting to halt on errors.
This usually is selectable from none, all, exclude keyboard and exclude floppy disk. Perhaps setting that to off will help you?
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