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Q: no boot after enabling BIOS RAID0

I just bought a refurb Dell XPS 420 w/ Q9300, running Vista Home Premium x64 and downloaded/installed an activated version of Win 7 Ult x64 on an 80GB SSD [Sata1] I bought for it; dual booted w/ Vista x64 on old hard drive [Sata0].

W7 x64 was running stable and instantly fast, I wanted to enable RAID0 on the old hard drive [Sata0] and another new hard drive [Sata2]

I entered Intel Maxtrix Storage Manager (Ctrl-I), creating a RAID0 volume on [Sata0] and [Sata2].

After reboot, it says "No boot device available" after BOIS screen.

My subsequent boot attempts include (roughly in order):
1. disable RAID0 volume, boot to [Sata1]
2. disable [Sata0] and [Sata2], boot to [Sata1]
3. disable [Sata1], boot to CD/DVD-drive (W7 install/boot)
4. disable CD/DVD-drive, boot to USB flash (W7 install/boot)

I have done some digging around and cannot seem to find a solution. I have the use of my notebook (w/ broken DVD burner, still reads) running Win7 Ult x86 so apparently I cannot make my USB flash drive x64 bootable from what I've read. I also have 2-USB hard drives (80/250GB) and an eSata 2x docking station available, but no eSata on notebook.

Hope I gave enough info for someone to come up with an easy fix. If I could boot to the W7 x64 install DVD that I made with the non-booting PC, I would have just done a clean install by now, but it refuses to boot to the CD/DVD drive. It actually wouldn't even boot to DVD to install W7 x64 in the first place, I had to install from Vista. Also I do not have a Vista x64 install disk either.

Thanks in advance to anybody would can help.

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A: no boot after enabling BIOS RAID0

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

You should be able to create a bootable USB for a 64-bit install using a 32-bit OS. Some users report challenges, but I suspect PEBKAC.

I believe that you stepped on your boot files on SATA0.

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I just bought a refurb Dell XPS 420 w/ Q9300, running Vista Home Premium x64 and downloaded/installed an activated version of Win 7 Ult x64 on an 80GB SSD [Sata1] I bought for it; dual booted w/ Vista x64 on old hard drive [Sata0].

Windows 7 x64 was running stable and instantly fast, I wanted to enable RAID0 on the old hard drive [Sata0] and another new hard drive [Sata2]

I entered Intel Maxtrix Storage Manager (Ctrl-I), creating a RAID0 volume on [Sata0] and [Sata2].

After reboot, it says "No boot device available" after BOIS screen.

My subsequent boot attempts include (roughly in order):
1. disable RAID0 volume, boot to [Sata1]
2. disable [Sata0] and [Sata2], boot to [Sata1]
3. disable [Sata1], boot to CD/DVD-drive (Windows 7 install/boot)
4. disable CD/DVD-drive, boot to USB flash (Windows 7 install/boot)

I have done some digging around and cannot seem to find a solution. I have the use of my notebook (w/ broken DVD burner, still reads) running Windows 7 Ult x86 so apparently I cannot make my USB flash drive x64 bootable from what I've read. I also have 2-USB hard drives (80/250GB) and an eSata 2x docking station available, but no eSata on notebook.

Hope I gave enough info for someone to come up with an easy fix. If I could boot to the Windows 7 x64 install DVD that I made with the non-booting PC, I would have just done a clean install by now, but it refuses to boot to the CD/DVD drive. It actually wouldn't even boot to DVD to install Window... Read more

A:W7x64 install, will not boot after enabling RAID0

If you wanted to create a RAID0 array from an existing installation, you had to build the array from within Windows using the Intel Matrix Storage Manager. If you created the array at the BIOS level, it wiped the drives.

If you do plan to install a RAID array, I would suggest using Sata 0 and Sata 1 instead of Sata 0 and Sata 2. Its simply a matter of switching Sata cables on the motherboard and the Dell BIOS prefers it that way.

The XPS 420 has no problems booting Windows 7 USB install keys (32 and 64-bit) if the BIOS is set to enable USB in the boot menu and then you tap F12 (boot menu) during boot to select the "USB Device." Check the "Install Windows 7 from USB Key" tutorial in here to see if you haven't overlooked anything. And it should have no problem booting the DVD drive provided the drive is set to "On" under "Drives" in the BIOS. In fact the XPS420 will boot the DVD drive without even tapping F12 as long as there is a CD/DVD present in the drive when you turn the computer on.

After you've had a chance to digest this and checked your BIOS settings (that the correct drives are switched "on" and that RAID is set to "RAID ON" in the BIOS, etc.) let us know what you've found and we'll see what else might be preventing you from booting the DVD drive and/or USB key.
Tom

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Hey Guys ,
I Have Toshiba Sat. L745-s4210 Laptop
i have just faced some problems with starting-up the windows 7ultimate-x64
when i press the power button i find that no GUI Boot Screen And When I Press F2 As i Usually Do i can't Enter BIOS And It takes me to some choices ( Safe Mode-Last Known good Config."Advanced"- Start Windows Normally ) And the windows is down
when i tried to safe mode it's stuck at classPNP.sys and start windows normally is stuck at the windows logo and seriously i need help to get to bios so i can change the boot sequence to put the installation or repair disc

A:Enabling GUI Boot - Entering BIOS

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Are you able to access the Advanced Boot Options by pressing the F8 key at startup? It should list the following options:


Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable low-resolution video (640 x 480)
Last Known Good Configuration (advanced)
Directory Services Restore Mode
Debugging Mode
Disable automatic restart on system failure
Disable Driver Signature Enforcement
Start Windows Normally
I'd be inclined to go for Last Known Good Configuration first.

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Under the Virtualization Support bios menu I have the following options enabled:+Enable Intel Virtualization Technology+Enable VT for Direct I/O But when I enable Trusted Execution, the system will reboot, pass the POST screen, immediately restart, and then pass the POST screen again and lock at the Intel Storage Matrix screen. Is this the expected behavior with this bios option enabled, or is it a bios problem?

A:Latitude E6500 - Enabling Trusted Execution in bios causes boot failure.

What does it say the default factory setting is for that option on or off? If it says off keep it off and stop trying to mess with things you dont fully understand untill you read about bios options what they do and if the laptop benefits or supports such active functions.

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System Specifications:- X1 Yoga (Gen 3) with i7-8650U (vPro) and 16GB RAM- BIOS Version: 1.21- Purchased June 2018 Just last week I enabled the Thunderbolt device support in Pre-Boot environment under BIOS (refer attached image). After saving the settings I was never able to restart the system. There was no display (BIOS splash screen) - just the blank screen with keyboard lights on. Pressing F1 gave me a single beep but screen was just dead black, though I could see the screen's backlight. Dropped the machine to Lenovo service center and they have confirmed that motherboard replacement would be necessary. I am surprised (and sad) that merely changing a BIOS setting renders this premium business laptop non-functional! I am also afraid that if I happen to enable Thunderbolt setting in BIOS again, will this scary issue recur and render my machine useless?Lenovo - Please rectify this bug or remove this setting in BIOS completely. I am afraid that after expiry of base warranty if I happen to enable this setting again, who will pay for motherboard replacement? Is Lenovo planning any recalls because of this widely reported BIOS bug issue?

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Hi,

I need an help to make a dual boot with Win XP and Win7.

Actualy I have installed Windows XP in RAID 0 (2 disks WD of 500GB).
Now I decide to add a SSD disk with Windows 7 (Corsair GT 120GB).
On Win XP I have many data, programs, certificates, etc. that I need, some programs work only on Win XP. For newer data, jobs, etc. I also need Win 7.

How can I make this installation that work?
Any help to make this without losing any data?
Thanks.

A:Dual boot Win XP (RAID0), Win 7 (SSD)

Will your motherboard allow you to run simultaneous RAID0 with an SSD set to AHCI?

If so I'd plug in the SSD to Clean Install Windows 7.

This will configure a Dual Boot menu placing the boot files for both OS's on XP. So in the future if you want to remove XP or the unnecessary RAID goes down you'll have to mark Win7 Active to repair it by running three separate Startup Repairs.

If you'd like to keep the two OS's independent booted via the BIOS, unplug the RAID first to install only with the SSD plugged in. Afterwards set the SSD to boot first, boot RAID using one-time BIOS boot Menu key. However I would be concerned about the RAID remaining intact using this method.

Remember that RAID0 confers no advantage and isn't even redundance since you'd lose everything if you lose one HD.

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I have an Asus P4P800 SE motherboard set with 2 seagate 120 Sata drives set to Raid0 that I was booting from. Now I am unable to get the pc to boot. I also have 2 other 200 MB drives on the pc that are data only drives.
The raid shows as bootable, but it will not boot. When I run something like Maxblast it sees the drive with the correctt size, but says it's not bootable.

The other two drives were already in the pc when I set the raid up. They are Maxtor IDE drives.

It's like it's not seeing the raid at all now even though the motherboard says it's bootable.

Oh and it's giving me an error of "file is missing or corrupt \windows\system32\config\system"

Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: Unable to boot to Raid0

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So my boot.ini got changed on a RAID0 setup.
First, if I load off the XP CD, go to recovery console, load up the raid drivers and run fixboot that will work right? Loading the RAID drivers before going into recovery concole will let me see the raided drives? if so, thats good, cept I dont have a floppy drive or any floppys near me

second, i got Arconis Disk Director loaded, it sees the RAID0 drives and all the files on them but it doesnt have any form of explorer or an editor.

Is there a PE program out there that will work with RAID0? I trie Ubuntu but it doenst work

Any suggestions?
 

A:I Need Help Restoring my boot.ini of a RAID0 Array

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I have the opposite need. I already have an IDE Boot drive for XP and programs. I would like to setup a Raid0 for my data(videos). My MOBO is GigaByte GA-965G-DS3 which has GSATA2 controller to set up the Raid0 and a PATA port working on the same chip. The manual for setting up SATA RAID0 leads me through to the installation of the OS which I do not need. Once I set up the BIOS and Raid0, the machine does not boot as it cannot see the IDE boot drive. It sees it as a SCSI. Do you have a method of setting up the raid such thatit does not become the boot drive and simply functions as a striped DATA storage ?

Thanks
AVVS
 

A:IDE Boot drive and SATAII Raid0 DATA

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3 days ago I received an error from the Raid0 array, I checked the connections out and was able to run Win7 without any problem

I ran chkdsk and tested the hdds, both tests were ok

One day later the (the third boot without any problem), win7 was very slow, I rebooted and took over an hour to get to my desktop, everything takes too long. I already did a virus and malware scan and is clean, tried a clean boot, still same problem, even when I boot in safe mode it takes about 15-20 minutes

I think this problem is related to the Raid0 array, not sure

Any idea on what to do?

Thanks

A:Win7 takes too long to boot raid0

If you received an error from the RAID array that would be a prime suspect. Your first consideration should be the data on the RAID array. If you have not done so already you need to make a backup of all important data. Do not delay. If one of the drives is failing you have only a small window of opportunity to do this. This is very important for any drive but particularly so for RAID 0. If one drive fails you will loose all files on the array.

I will leave further testing to others.

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Hello everyone,

I have been running my Windows 7 system in Raid0 with two Intel 320 SSD's. I recently purchased a new Intel 520 SSD and want to go back to running the single drive as I have plans for the other two SS drives. I used the Intel cloning feature and it said successful, change over your drives and reboot. This is when the problems began. I physically disabled the two Raid drives, hooked up the single drive, restarted the computer, went into the BIOS and changed the boot order to the new drive, switched it from Raid to AHCI mode. The system gets as far as the Windows 7 logo then reboots. I've gone back into the BIOS several times trying different things hoping to figure out what setting is not correct. I wasn't sure if I was suppose to make the changes via CTRL -I and set the drives back to non-raid through there and or in the BIOS. I read something about not having any other hard drives hooked up as the system would put the boot files on there? Wasn't 100% sure of what that meant but I did have a regular HDD hooked up when I did the cloning process if that helps for information. Any ideas as to what steps I might be doing in the wrong order? I have since put everything back to the original state so I can use my system. Thanks in advance.

A:Cannot get single SSD drive to boot after copying over OS from Raid0

Mark Active the Win7 partition or it's 100 mb System Reserved partition if you have it: Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two)

Then boot into System Recovery Options on Win7 DVD or System Repair Disk to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

You can also mark Active while seeing a picture of your HD using free Partition Wizard bootable CD to right click on Win7 or it's 100mb System Reserved partition, select Modify>Set to Active, OK.

Then click on Disk # to highlight it, from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR, Apply, reboot. This may preclude the need to run Startup Repair 3 times to repair or rewrite the System boot files.

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What I wanted

Right here is my situation. I have been running Windows Vista 64 for about 3 years off of 2 HDD's in RAID0 and I just got a 60GB SSD which I wanted to install Windows 7 on it and still be able to dual boot my Vista 64 from my RAIDED drives. And then shrink the partition on my RAIDED drives to roughly 50% and create a new partition on them for my Windows 7 install to also be able to use to install programs and files. Which I was told elsewhere is totally possible.

Windows 7 Install

When installing Windows 7 on my SSD I couldn't get it to install with the SATA MODE in the BIOS set to RAID, it would say "cannot install to this disc, check if its enabled in BIOS". So I had to set it to AHCI MODE, which worked, so I unplugged every drive in my system and installed Windows 7 on the SSD like this.

Problem

So the problem is when I plug my RAIDED drives back in they will only boot when the MODE in the BIOS is set to RAID but then the Windows 7 on the SSD doesn't boot as that only boots when the MODE is set to AHCI. In my BIOS the SSD is only visible in AHCI MODE, my RAID drives are visible in both MODES but as Intel_Array in RAID MODE and as 2 seperate drives in AHCI mode.

So I am in a bit of a pickle and not sure what to do... I don't mind have to change the SATA MODE settings in the BIOS to dual boot back and forth, but will I be able to shrink and re-partition the RAID drive so Windows 7 can use them? With the MODE set to AHCI I can boot to Windows 7 ... Read more

A:Dual boot Windows 7 & Vista on SSD and 2x HDD's in RAID0

I would copy my files out of the RAID to import to Win7, then when you're finished with Vista un-RAID it's HD's to use for storage, User folders, backup image, etc. There isn't any reason to keep Vista.

User Folders - Change Default Location
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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I bought a new computer and have been trying to enable AGP through the BIOS, but the option isn't there.
I've updated the BIOS to the latest version and still no option for enabling AGP.

Anny help would be appreciated on how to enable AGP.

Thanks in advance.

(Intel i865PE <-- Mobo chipset)
(AX4SPE-UN <-- Mobo)
 

A:Enabling AGP through the BIOS

Please don't start duplicate threads for the same problem, this is closed as a duplicate, you're original is at the link below. Thanks ...

http://forums.techguy.org/t264866.html
 

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Apparently I'm only running my USB 1 ports because I keep getting these "This USB device can perform faster, click here to find a high speed USB 2.0 port" messages.

After an extensive search I've come across this, http://www.techsupportforum.com/har...p4s533-x-how-upgrade-usb-1-0-ports-2-0-a.html
Apparently this link solved someones problem, it says I need to go into BIOS and enable S1, or enabling the USB 2 somehow. But I can't seem to locate where to enable S1 or any other High Speed USB. How should I go about locating this? Your guidance would mean so very much. Thank you.
Windows XP sp3
Asus P4S533 motherboard
 

A:Enabling USB 2.0 in BIOS

John - I'm not familiar with your motherboard or BIOS, however my first suggestion would be to head over to the ASUS website (http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx) and download updated drivers. There's an update under the Utilities category called "Microsoft KB817900 USB fail to enter S3 patch file for Windows XP." Try that.

I would also make sure that your BIOS is the most recent version.

Let us know if that corrected the issue.
 

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I don't have the option in my BIOS to enable Virtulization (enabling VT-x in BIOS). I have a HP Slimline Desktop - 450-a160. I've run a cpu scan and it does support it. But the BIOS has very limited settings. I tried updating the BIOS to: 10.1.1.9 Rev.A But that didn't help. Please advise, I really need to get this too work.

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windows xp home edition .my computer is a fujitsu siemens scaleo p d1740.2.80 gigahertz intel pentium 4
199.63 hard drive free space,Maxtor hard drive 250 gb.samsung 40 gb.intel display adapter (not enabled) nvidia geforce 6200 (enabled.
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
760 megabytes unstalled memory
slot DIMM 1 256 mb
slot DIMM 2 512 mb
C: 250 gb
d: 40 gb
recently had a sound problem(solved)but while trying to fix the problem I reset the bios to default.since then when I connect to my nvidia 6200 it just shows a message` input not supported`.I was told that I need to enable agp in the bios.I have seached the menus but cannot find anywhere to do this.in avanced I found an agp aperture setting which I have tried changing.no good.
hope some one has the answer `cos Im stumped thanks on anticipation
playbub (frank)

A:enabling agp in bios

Hi Playbub
'input not supported' would normally indicate that either the resolution or the frequensy that you have set for the card are not supported by the monitor, you can check this by starting in safe mode or in vga mode, in these modes you computer will start with the ms default drivers and settings

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I need to enable Wake on Lan in BIOS for 300 laptops. Is there a utility like Dell's DCCU that I can run an .exe to update the BIOS settings on these laptops. We currently using Carbon's and Yoga's. 

A:Enabling WOL in BIOS for 300 laptops.

Welcome to the CommunityYou might do it even remotely using WMI scripthttps://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht100612Or use the tool from Lenovo developershttps://thinkdeploy.blogspot.ru/2016/08/the-think-bios-config-tool.html

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I want to test Intel SGX technology on my Lenovo Tower S510 10L3-000JFM. I checked via https://github.com/ayeks/SGX-hardware that my CPU Intel Core i7-6700 supports SGX but BIOS does not, or may be not enabled (in BIOS). A BIOS update can fix this. However, a recent BIOS update from Lenovo in https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/desktops-and-all-in-ones/lenovo-s-series-all-in-ones/s51... does not explicitly specify that as I do not want to proceed to this risky operation without being sure. My question is: is this BIOS update supporting Intel SGX? Or not? Any help or resources are welcomed. Last BIOS update is on 01/09/2016 and last CPU microcode update is on 07/01/2016.













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A:Enabling Intel SGX in BIOS

May I know your current BIOS version? And you need to know if M0UKT31A (released on 22 Jun 2018) support SGX, is that right?

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I got a dell uniplex gx270, and it won't boot from the dvd-rom drive, i went to the bios menu and i can't change it. It seems that anything in blue (not white) lettering will not respond to input. Only the hard disk seems to be enabled, and i don't know the password i wanted to install a new O.S. but can't without the rom drive working. thanks for all help

A:I need help enabling options in the bios, please

You may need to replace the cd drive

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I've been using Kaspersky Total Security with a Microsoft 7 Operating System.  I recently upgraded to Microsoft 10 and Kaspersky's "Safe Money"feature is unable to provide complete security protection for managing my financial matters, e.g. bank account credit cards, etc.     Kaspersky technical support indicates the issue is enabling the visualization within the BIOS, and recommended that I contact HP, the manufacturer of my PC for assistance as this falls outside the scope of Kaspersky support.  Additionally, is this a software rather than a hardware issue? Of course my device is no longer under warranty,  so I do hope someone can be of assistance. Many Thanks

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CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO RESTORE BIOS TO DEFAULT IN HP 2000 NOTEBOOK SO THAT MY VM WARE CAN WORK BY ENABLING INTEL VT
 
 
THANKS IN ADVANCE

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I have an HP Pavilion dv6 (Product Number: LL059EA#ABV) and I need to run a x64 virtual machine on Virtual Box 4.0.6.I got an error stating that I can't do that since the VT-x is not enabled.My Cipset is Intel 6 Series /C200 and I have the i7-2600M which have VT-x support as state by Intel.However when I try to enable this in my Insyde BIOS I can't see the option to do that.Please help me out because I am a software develope and I need this x64 OS (Ubuntu) urgently!











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A:HP Pavilion dv6 enabling VT-x in BIOS

Hello all, Restoring the BIOS to default was the magic trick that solved the problem. Now my BIOS shows Virtualiztion Technology under System Configuration. Try it may solve yours too. Bye.

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My processor intel cpu a1018 supports viruailization and I tried in many ways to enable it. But I cant find VT enable option.  Help me.

A:Enabling VT in bios for HP 246 Notebook PC

i have also searched intel for this processor details it is mentioned that the a1018 processor has hardware virtualization technologybut i too cant find an option to enable VT in BIOS Is there any way to enable it??probably can i obtain the feature by changing my BIOS??if possible any suitable BIOS suggestion??? 

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I want to test Intel SGX technology on my Lenovo Tower S510 10L3-000JFM. I checked via https://github.com/ayeks/SGX-hardware that my CPU Intel Core i7-6700 supports SGX but BIOS does not, or may be not enabled (in BIOS). A BIOS update can fix this. However, a recent BIOS update from Lenovo in https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/desktops-and-all-in-ones/lenovo-s-series-all-in-ones/s51... does not explicitly specify that as I do not want to proceed to this risky operation without being sure. My question is: is this BIOS update supporting Intel SGX? Or not? Any help or resources are welcomed. Last BIOS update is on 01/09/2016 and last CPU microcode update is on 07/01/2016.

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I got an emachines computer last year, and it came with onboard video. I bought a PCI card, and it worked just fine. I was looking for an upgrade, so I got a new AGP card. The computer will not pick up the card (and yes, it has an AGP slot), and nowhere in the BIOS can you enable AGP. Looking for a new BIOS seems to lead me in circles from site to site...and I'm not really knowledgeable when it comes to messing with the BIOS.

I can hopefully give more information if needed...but at this point I don't really know what to post to help anyone.

Chipset : Intel i845GE
Mainboard : First International Computer, Inc. (VG33)

BIOS
Manufacturer : Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Version : IEX423EM
Date : 27 May 2004


Any help would be MUCH appreciated.
 

A:Help enabling AGP with a very limited BIOS.

In most modern mobos, just putting in that AGPcard automatically disables the onboard video.
Worth a shot. If that does not work, see if there is a jumper on the motherboard to disable onboard video.
Question: how did you get the PCIcard to work? Try the same for AGP.
 

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Despite the warnings, I tried enabling RAID in BIOS (Intel chipset) and almost fried my Win 7 installation. So, I now believe for myself that the only way to enable RAID is to also reinstall Windows 7.

Does anyone know whether a data partition on the Windows boot drive would be affected?

Are there any clear advantages to RAID in a one-drive system? (I did not see a way to enable NCQ).

A:Enabling RAID in BIOS

I looked into old RAID technology because of the many problems it is giving with Win7 installations. It can require reformatting the drives with loss of data to set up RAID.

It also needs two drives to be RAID, I believe, as it is redundant array.

RAID is completely redundant IMO with drive imaging now even built into Windows 7. Best to set up modern AHCI config of your SATA controllers.

Just load the AHCI drivers from your mobo CD/Downloads page into the installer.

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Hi, new to the forum, could do with some advice.

Just got my new computer a couple of days ago and having problems installing Win7 Ultimate N X64 on a Raid0 volume.

I've got 2 2TB hdd running in a raid0 volume setup with Intel RST. I made a flash disk for the raid drivers. Then I go ahead and start the install of win7, load the raid drivers, create a 1TB partition to install win7 on and have a 3TB partition for storage and such. Installs windows no problem. When i restart the system windows boot manager appears with "0xc0000225 - The boot selection failed because the device is inaccessible"

If i then restart the computer, i get windows error recovery screen, if i choose Start windows normally, it boots fine. If i choose repair, it just goes back to the 0xc0000225 screen. This happens every time i restart the computer.

I've tried everything i can think of, such as changing the boot order in the bios and such.

Hope someone with a bit more wisdom on computing matters can assist me in resolving this matter.

A:Installing Win 7 on raid0 array, boot manager status 0cx0000225.

Forgot to mention, if i press enter on the boot manager screen, i get a message saying "no bootable partiton in table"

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Okay, first off thanks for reading this, I am getting increasingly desparate to figure out how to salvage my data.

Okay, so I pack my computer into my car and drive it home from college, (might have gotten banged around a small amount between the seats), I unpack it and plug it all in, and extremely slow boot times, and it crashes upon trying to load windows.

This is with two raptor SATA drives in RAID 0.

I boot off my old IDE drive that had like a beta x64 windows copy on it and try to open up the raid drive, and it opens very slowly, I see the file structure, I can navigate, but slowly, some files can be pulled off, but the computer is freezing like every 2 seconds, and alot of the time the file transfer hangs. I have never had HD problems before so I run scan disk on it, it starts to find bad sectors and starts eating up the drive a bit, so I canceled that (later on searched and found out thats a mistake to do), so I plugged in each drive separately, and one of them passes all diagnostics tests fine, the other I ran hdd regenerator on the bad drive (and it found and started to fix bad sectors), and it is also running extremely slow with this drive plugged in, and it will never complete, I calculated out the time and it would take like 7 years to complete.

The harddrive vibrates and appears to be spinning and I do not hear any funny noises coming from the disk, also I ran memtest and that passed.

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A:RAID0, moved PC, wont boot, extremely slow, bad sectors! HELP!

The hard drive is going bad, the do die without smoke and noise sometimes You can throw the WD diagnostic utility at it if you like to be sure.

As for salvaging your data, you just have to copy the files that are still intact. If there aren't too many bad sectors, then it can be done in your lifetime Some other program than Windows Explorer is a good idea. I'd recommend FAR manager or the DOS copy commands that let you ignore bad sectors.
 

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im not sure if im under the correct thread but here goes:

i have three drives, one SSD got 3 paritions (C, E, F) on it with only OS, tri boot. window 7 ultimate 32bit, 64bit and another 64bit for testing purposes and installing programs. i have two more hard drives in raid0 (D) via window 7 ultimate feature within my laptop. my problem is that whenever i switch OS/boot into another partition, i dont see my D (raid 0 drives). i have to manually go into disk management and import foreign disks to see it, and once i do this the other partition will have to redo this step again.

sometimes when i boot into different partition, the order of drive letters are all messed up. i purposely have D for my raid0 storage drives (shortcut reasons for on all my OSes) but sometimes after boot into window. it shows C D E or C D F but those are ALL boot partition on the SSD. again i have to change the letters manually everytime, as well as import the disk again to D in order see my storage drive.

any idea how to make window permanent? if its only single OS, its no problem the dynamic disks in raid0 always can be seen even if i were to reboot/shutdown, this only happens if i have two or more bootable OSes.

please help!

A:win7 Ultimate - 2+ boot parition with raid0 drives issues..

sorry for the bump.. any help would be great, thanks

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Hello,
I am having problems with direct booting into Windows 8 installed into a VHDX file.
This is a four-partition UEFI boot on a GPT drive. EFI files are residing on a second partition of disk 0 (the ESP partition) in the EFI folder. The boot virtual disk is residing on the fourth partition of that disk 0.
When I turn on the PC, it shows black screen after the BIOS POST screen. No Windows 8 boot menu, no other information is displayed. However, if I press Shift+F12 (or F12) to start Dell BIOS Boot Menu and choose Windows Boot Manager from the UEFI part of
the boot menu, Windows 8 starts to boot without difficulties.
How do I make Windows to boot automatically without having to select Windows Boot Manager in DELL BIOS boot menu?
I believe I messed up with boot sector somehow... What needs to be fixed provided that Windows 8 will boot into VHDX file?
Thank you.

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I ordered Thinkpad p70 with RAID 1 HDD's and planned on adding aftermarket m.2 drives (Toshiba OCZ RD400) to setup an m.2 SSD RAID 1 array... First machine they sent failed to recognize m.2 drives.  Now I have a replacement machine with BIOS version 2.08 that will recognize my m.2 drives without a problem, as long as the RAID option in the BIOS is disabled.  As soon as I enable it, it only recognizes the SATA drives and the m.2 drives disappear.  It's strange that when you select m.2 SSD RAID it will only recognize SATA attached drives and allow you to set up a "m.2 SSD" RAID volume with those drives... Very disappointed I can not setup a hardware RAID array with m.2 drives.  Even more disappointed with phone support... calling in is a nightmare where they just pass you back a forth between warranty (which only deals with hardware issues) and premium software support (which says they 'don't help with BIOS, only things inside Windows').   Seems like a BIOS bug or some kind of hardware whitelisting... Does anyone else have a similar issue? I'd appreciate any insight on the matter.  

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Hi, We have a script using the HP BiOS Utility to change the vtx setting but we are currently experiencing problems. This script has been developped by a 3rd party and its been succesfully tested on multiple HP Models. In our environment, we are using the following HP workstations:HP Compaq 8100 Elite SFFHP Compaq 8200 Elite SFFHP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF By default, our BIOS doesn't have any password, the script will run the HP BIOS Utility with admin privilege, add a temporary password, enable the Vtx setting and remove the password. On the next reboot, we will run our software that needs vtx enable but the program will not see  that vtx is enable. If we enter the BIOS manually,  the Vtx setting will be enable, the only way that the software will recognize that vtx is enable is if we do another change to the BIOS and save that change.  It seems like Windows is not seeing the change that the BIOS utility did.  The intriging part is that on some machines, the script will work and the software will see the change. We have run the script numerous times, on multiple machines and on our different models but we can determine any patern and identify why it sometimes work. I was wondering if this is a known issue and if anyone already encoutered this. Thank you, 

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How do I enable the Intel Software Guard Extensions in BIOS?  My chip is an Intel Core i7 6500U which supports SGX; BIOS was just upgraded to 1.15, but SGX Platform Software installation fails with the error "This platform is not SGX-compatible.  Please check your SGX BIOS settings."  There are no SGX-related settings in the BIOS menu. 

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A:The option for enabling vt-x on bios .I have an HP Pavilion ...

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I have picked up a fairly old PC with an Intel desktop mainboard and the bios is not accessible with the usual "delete" at boot up . I believe there is a switch on the board that i need to activate. I cannot find one - please does anyone know what i should be looking for and where about it might be positioned. Thx for any help.
 

A:Enabling BIOS with Intel Mobo

It might as well be insert or F2 key that you have to press. The manual will help.

I really doubt th switch on the mobo thing. It would be ridiculous to force people to open up their computers (voiding the warranty) to change a BIOS setting.

A neat trick is to boot the computer without the keyboard to make the BIOS display an error message and tell you what key to press to get into setup.
 

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Just curious, but is there option for me to enable uefi boot of my Windows 10 Professional installation on my HP xw6600 dual quad core E5450 machine which holds two Samsung 850 Pro SSD's, one for Windows 10 and the other completely for Ubuntu LTS 16.04.When possible,  how to go about it. How do I enable this option. Yours truly, 

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I just got an HP h8-1237c, which has an i5-2320 processor. I thought it was a good move, but I need to run other copies of windows in VirtualBox, which I can do fine in my old ASUS i5 computer. This one tells me I can't because I can't enable VT-x, as there's no place on the bios to do this. HP tech support was not helpful at all, and I even had to define virtualization to the tech.

Is there a way around this so I can install and run a 64 bit OS on this new PC, such as Windows 7, 64bit, or even 64 bit linux?

Thanks for the guidance in advance.

J
 

A:Solved: Enabling Hardware V when bios doesn't allow it

Look under the security settings in the BIOS.
 

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Hello,

I have purchased a new video card and I think I know what to do when it arrives... just not sure about the steps.

Ok, so I'm currently using onboard video. I was told that all I need to do is stick it in the PCI-E x16 slot and plug the power cable into the video card -- then enable it in BIOS.

How exactly do I enable it in BIOS? And do I need to disable the onboard video somehow?
Step by step instructions would be very helpful.

I am using an Asus M2NPV-VM Motherboard.
 

A:Solved: Enabling video card in BIOS

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I have a HP 8200 Elite Series USDT with Windows 7 Pro, I would like to know how to change BIOS setting to enable HAV (hardware-assisted virtualization) to be able to use the Windows XP mode and Virtual PC.

A:Enabling virtualization in BIOS on a HP 8200 Elite Series US...

Hi: The setting is in the security menu. I have an 8200 Elite CMT and have enabled VT. I would imagine the setting is in the same place in the USDT too.

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Hello, I have recently purchased Precision 3510 laptops with the intention of using them for research on Intel's new Software Guard Extensions (SGX). These laptops come with the required CPUs that support these new CPU instructions and (we thought) the required BIOS support as well.
In the BIOS for the laptops, there is an option for enabling SGX, but when enabled we are not able to install any of the official Intel SDKs on Windows OR Linux. Additionally, we ran an SGX test program that would dynamically detect the SGX features using CPUID and Machine Specific Registers (MSRs). It successfully detected the SGX hardware support (i.e. the SGX instructions are physically on the CPU chip), but it showed that the BIOS flags controlling the startup of SGX were not enabled (possible SGX specific MSRs have not been set). The specific CPU flag that needs to be set is described here: https://github.com/ayeks/SGX-hardware . Here is a quote from that page that describes what is needed for SGX to work, "The CPU and the motherboard BIOS must support SGX. SGX is turned off by default and must enabled via MSR.IA32_Feature_Control.SGX_Enable. Only the BIOS can make changes to the IA32_Feature_Control".
For reference, we are using the latest BIOS version for our model - version A07. Also, the CPU we have is the Intel Core i5 - 6300HQ CPU @ 2.3GHz. 
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A:Dell BIOS Intel SGX Option not Enabling CPU Feature

Hi RCX,
If you are still experiencing this problem, can you send me a PM as I may have a fix that resolve this for you

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Lenovo, it is much appreciated if you can provide an updated BIOS that allows the owner to enable/disable the hotkey function.The advantage is, that the owner can make a clean maiden Windows installation without 3rd party software, or use other operating systems such as Linux that lacks this feature of switching between the hotkey function and standard behavior for F1-F12 keys. Looking forward to this, as it gives me freedom of choice and it also is a key for buying Lenovo products future-wise. Thanks! 

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Greetings Everyone,

My laptop suddenly shut down and sometimes showing Whea_Uncorrectable_Error(BSOD) on loading while logo shows up but when I disable the second core and set it to "always low" my laptop boots normally. I tried to reinstall the heat sink with new Thermal Paste(maybe this is low quality TP) but still no luck

Some relevant info:
System specs: Toshiba Satellite L505-S6959, Windows 10 x64 Enterprise, Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6500, 4GB RAM DDR2, Insyde Bios 1.50

Blue Screen View has red highlight on hal.dll and ntoskrnl.exe

I think the cpu over heats or some software error
Please don't expect my reply immediately
Thanks for the reply in advance

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I foolishly enabled the options in the BIOS system configuration - Drive tab trying to make an external eSATA cable recognised my spare hard drive. 
How the Dell E6230 will not boot and will not POST.
I am unable to access the BIOS to reset to default or to disable the SATA 4/5 toggles.
Is there any way to 

1. Restore the default BIOS settings
or
2. Flash the BIOS from a USB or CD to get the computer to reboot.
I have discovered that the BIOS is doing something to the RAM modules
pressing FN+POWER cause the Battery LED to flash white. All other LED are BLANK
The RAM modules when placed in another E6230 then refuse to work until a memory test is carried out to wipe them! 
This would go against everything I know about RAM modules not retaining information after powering off but this is what I found.
Thanks in advance.

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System Specifications:- X1 Yoga (Gen 3) with i7-8650U and 16GB RAM- BIOS Version: 1.19- EC Version: 1.08 Hello, exactly one week ago, I changed enabled "Thunderbolt BIOS Assist" in the BIOS to support Linux.  Following this, the system refused to boot to anything but a black screen.  Thus, I sent the machine in for depot repair.  I just received the machine back again today and the same thing occurred after enabling the same setting.  After a long series of calls, I was told that no one is authorized to report BIOS bugs and that I should post here instead.  I sincerely hope this is fixed, as this is a major error that required a motherboard replacement previously and will most likely require one again.  I have started a new ticket for this repair and will be receiving a box tomorrow.  However, I wanted to make sure this is passed along to someone who can fix this error. 

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Hi,
I bought a backlit keyboard for my latitude 6420 which was only equiped with a non backlit model at the time I got it.
When hitting Fn + >, nothing happens. I read many things on the web and it looks like we have to go into the BIOS and enable the backlit. I've been told that I should find the menu under System configuration and Keyboard Illumination but I don't have this menu...
I also had a look and the hot keys and don't have the ones related to the backlit keyboard... Looking at the Control Panel, Keyboard Properties, I don't have the Backlight tab, "Keyboard Brightness".Does someone know how I can enable my backlit keyboard and have it detected as such?
Prior buying the backlit keyboard, I got in touch with the Dell support to make sure I can upgrade my notebook with a backlit model without facing compatibility issues. They told me that I just needed to order the backlit model as a spare part and it will work... but it doesn't...
Does somebody know how I can get the backlit keyboard working or is it just a bad luck and it will never work? thanks in advance for your help!

A:Missing BIOS activation menu for enabling backlit keyboard on latitude e6420

Not sure if this question has been answered but, while I came here looking for the answer I accidentally figured it out on my latitude e6410, hit the function key and the right arrow, it was lumped there with the scree brightness.

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