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Windows suddenly thinks i've got a RAID controller

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Hi there,

I just rebooted my computer, and all of sudden it lets me know it wants to search for the drivers for my RAID device.
This would be very nice, if i HAD a RAID controller :)
My computer isn't very state-of-the-art, my harddisks are just IDE disks
and I haven't opened my machine for at least a week, so it seems quite improbable a raid device has sneaked into it.

Also, somehow my system restore won't work anymore. I keep getting errors,
and i've searched this forum and other places for solutions, but they just don't seem to help.

And now I come to think of it, it seems my BIOS had returned to the default settings all by itself when I booted this morning. But then I didn't get the message about a raid controller, that just happened when i rebooted.

I can't remember installing a new program or downloading anything that might have caused any of these changes to my system.
Does anyone have a clue about what's going on?
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Most modern BIOSes do have some form of RAID on them. For the home user its typically turned off, though where its used it's normally not in RAID mode in the first place.

Go into the BIOS and look for an option to turn RAID off, or the hard drive type to SATA or IDE. The options vary depending on your board.
However you may have a defective motherboard battery, these you can find for next to nothing price-wise.
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