monitor startup / CMOS / new HW found: RAID controller
Posted 23 January 2006 - 02:27 PM
Posted 23 January 2006 - 02:37 PM
i've let windows try to install from CD and it found five Promise MBUltra 133 (PDC20276) IDE Controller and suggests to install the WinXP version of those five (but warns that this driver is not digitally signed)
Do I proceed?
Posted 23 January 2006 - 02:39 PM
Posted 23 January 2006 - 03:03 PM
Startup still mentioning:
MRUltra133 (PDC20276) BIOS is not installed because no drives attached
but got rid off the Found New Hardware etc. problem
motherboard info (according to the box...):
Gigabyte Socket A
K7 Triton 400 series
on the purchase receipt is says:
gigabyte ga 7vaxp
and the photo of the motherboard in the installation guide that came with it shows that this version has a ATA133/RAID chip (rather than the SATA RAID chip of the "ultra" version of this motherboard
do you need any other info (I can attach digi pix) or shall we leave it at this?
thanks a LOT sofar!!!
Posted 23 January 2006 - 03:05 PM
if so we may be able to just leave it where it's at without digging too much deeper
Posted 23 January 2006 - 03:13 PM
found the mainboard utility CD (that came with it), but guess you'd prefer to leave it at this?
thanks again !
(it's not easy for a Dutchman in rural France to keep your his PC running...)
Posted 23 January 2006 - 03:17 PM
as long as we got your message window to stop...then we should be ok...if any of this stuff start's causing issues with how the machine runs...then we can try some other stuff
Posted 31 January 2006 - 06:10 AM
hope you're still around for this one:
in order to get rid off the remaining (unharmful) message ("Detecting /
MRUltra133 (PDC20276) BIOS is not installed because no drives attached") it was suggested to me (by the vendor in the UK) to go into BIOS settings -> "Integrated Peripherals" and ther disable the RAID/SATA Controller.
But when I got back to them to say I only found an 5enabled) RAID/ATA (not RAID/SATA) and asked if I'd still go ahead disabling it I never got an answer.
What would you suggest?
PS: my French is OK, so converstations are often long - in fact too long as the French like philosophizing (?)about anything (even about PC problems) without necessarily solving the problem...
Posted 31 January 2006 - 06:23 AM
The difference between RAID/ATA and RAID/SATA is what kind of drive is attached to the controller.
SATA drivers are newer, faster, simpler drives, but they've only been around for about 2 years and were not plentiful until about a year ago...so, your motherbaord likely did not support these. So, yes, I would set it to disabled
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