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P51 BIOS will not switch to legacy / Windows cannot detect raid 0 NVME

Q: P51 BIOS will not switch to legacy / Windows cannot detect raid 0 NVME

I have two issues, do not know if they are related with bios issue. Raid 0 IssueI have tried https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/P51-P71-Intel-RST-raid-drivers-for-fresh... With no sucess.Also tried same driver set from other website as well as full driver pack from lenovo. Running latest bios Thanks Wes

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Preferred Solution: P51 BIOS will not switch to legacy / Windows cannot detect raid 0 NVME

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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I have a new Precision 7710 with a 2.5 inch 1GB SATA SSD (system boot=Disk0) and a 1GB NVMe PM951 SSD.
I have been attempting to install Windows Server 2012R2 on the second, M.2 SSD (Disk1) into a GPT, NTFS partition.
Since this system has no DVD, I made a bootable UEFI thumb drive with the contents of the .iso installation for Server 2012R2.
The thumb drive boots OK and I can begin installation, but when it comes to choosing the target for installation, the M.2 SSD is not visible in setup.
The M.2 drive is clearly visible inside Windows 10 Pro as the D: drive.
So...I mounted the .iso setup file in Windows 10 and ran setup.exe. The install began and could see the target M.2 drive, and began loading files on the second SSD. It then attempted the first of several restarts that come with this process with the new Server 2012 R2 environment.
It sucessfully modified the Windows Boot Manager before the restart, then restarted, and the setup program gave an error because it could not find the target partition on the second SSD.
The setup environment then modified the Boot Manager to "Windows Setup Rollback" and proceeded to enter an infinite loop, attempting to delete files from the unreachable M.2 drive. I manually choose Windows 10 on the boot menu, and once booted changed Windows 10 back to the default OS.
I've tried several things (turning off Secure boot, changing from UEFI to legacy bios--it won't boot at all that way) , but I can't get that second disk t... Read more

A:Precision 7710 UEFI Bios and pre-boot does not detect second SSD (NVMe PM951) can't install Windows on it for dual boot

You're going to need to build a new set of boot media with NVMe drivers.
www.nvmexpress.org/.../

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I have a Thinkpad T470 (20JN) with a 512 Gb NVMe drive  lense20512gmsp34meat2ta. Linux was installed & works well with no problems. But I'm struggling with Windows 10  setup.I could not make its installer recognize NVMe disk. At the same time Hiren's BootCD 15.2 based on Win10 recognizes my disk successfully.I tried to extract drivers from boot.wim using DISM and to add them back to original boot.wim (index:2), but it gave noany positive change.Can you please give me a hint how to make NVMe work ?  

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I have a Thinkpad T470 (20JN) with a 512 Gb NVMe drive  lense20512gmsp34meat2ta. Linux was installed & works well with no problems. But I'm struggling with Windows 10  setup.I could not make its installer recognize NVMe disk. At the same time Hiren's BootCD 15.2 based on Win10 recognizes my disk successfully.I tried to extract drivers from boot.wim using DISM and to add them back to original boot.wim (index:2), but it gave noany positive change.Can you please give me a hint how to make NVMe work ?  

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For my recently bought E5570 Latitude I bought an new/bigger/faster SSD.
It's the Samsung 950 PRO with the PCIe connection and NVMe support.
I have created an Windows 10 install USB to doe a fresh install but windows does not see/detect the drive.
-edit-I was able to install windows by loading the F6 drivers for Intel Rapid Storage.
But not the less funny part, I only hit about 1000Mb/s reading while it should be around 2500Mb/s.Now samsung has a special NVME driver but that states no NVME drive is installed.Also samsung magician does not detect the drive correctly. The name is all weird and it has 0Gb storage.
Did anyone already come accross this issue?And if so how did you solve it

A:Windows 10 does not see/detect Samsung 950 PRO M2. PCIE/NVMe drive

Here is the guideline from Dell: 

Im also interested in E5570, some questions:
1. Quite many user reviews complain about high-frequency noise coming from mobo or PSU unit. Can you confirm?
2. Would you know if any available Dell SSD option is actually NVMe?
Also, the trouble is, you have to buy M.2 SSD from Dell in order to get 6cell battery.

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Hi, what is the RAID controller on the P51, and where to find drivers for it for Windows 10, Linux and VMware? (I could only find a user, on some forum, posting driver for Windows 10, but I prefer to download them from the source).

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This problem is back. As mentioned in this thread attempting to install via Windows 10 via a USB drive does not see the NVMe M.2 sticks (I have two 1 TB sticks that came with my P70 from Lenovo). I did an install back around on Nov. 29, 2016 and it worked back then using the USB drive + drivers I left on the stick. Since then I've kept my machine current so I'm not sure what's changed (BIOS did get updated0. My P70 is a model 20ERCTO1WW.BIOS is N1DET83W 2.12 Can we get updated drivers ASAP Lenovo?Thanks!   

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Hey guys,

First off apologies if this is in the wrong part of the forums. Long story short I recently bought a new Graphics card, hardware install is fine, windows and Radeon settings recognise it's installed however I need to set my PC to use my new GPU as opposed to my existing integrated graphics in BIOS. Unfortunately I can't seem to access it at all by going through the regular means. I've turned off fast start, however Win10 STILL boots up too fast for me to hit any of the F keys or esc to access the menu. Any ideas would be appreciated

Cheers, Dave

A:Accessing Legacy BIOS windows 10

Hello Dave, and welcome to Ten Forums.

That's ok. You can boot directly to your UEFI firmware settings from within Windows 10.

UEFI Firmware Settings - Boot to from inside Windows 10

Afterwards, you could disable Fast Boot.

Fast Boot - Enable in UEFI Firmware Settings for Windows 8 and 10

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hi
currently windows 10 is installed with UEFI mode in my ASUS notebook. the harddisk is in GPT partitioning style. so when i turn on my notebook, i am getting ASUS logo while booting up instead of the blue coloured windows logo.
(this pic is not from my notebook. but its something like this. the windows logo is repaced by logo)


i want to make a clean installation of windows to bring back the windows logo while booting up.

just learned that the UEFI system causes the disappearance of the windows logo.

how can i make a clean installation of windows with Bios Legacy mode?

thanks

A:Install Windows 10 with BIOS Legacy Mode

Go in the Bios under Boot Menu and look for Boot Logo Display and set to disable and see if that helps.

Jim

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Hello all,

WARNING - Choose your Windows 7 installation method wisely!

In 2011, I bought a laptop, downloaded a Windows 7 ISO (non-SP1), burned it to a DVD and did a clean install of Windows 7 with no problems. However, the same procedure did not work so well the second time around. Let me explain further and learn from my mistakes:

OK, so this time, I downloaded a Windows 7 ISO that included SP1, burned it to a DVD and "tried" to do a clean install but was unsuccessful; here's why:

My laptop has a BIOS that is EFI capable and somehow the DVD player is connected to that functionality (or the Windows 7 installer detects it but I'm not sure). Anyway, I kept getting 2 clear signs that something might be wrong. The first sign was that the installer was trying to configure 3 partitions (instead of the 2 partitions that I expected) so I wiped them clean and hit "next." The second sign was that the installer could not reboot at scheduled intervals so I manually powered down and restarted as necessary. Well, I ended up with mucho problems after the installation so I had to figure out what was going on because it worked perfectly in 2011. Note: I also tried letting the installer create the 3 partitions and continued the installation with the same results.

So, I finally found a thread in another forum by a guy who was having a similar problem and when I looked at his boot choices, it hit me like a rock! He actually had a DVD boot choice of either EFI or Le... Read more

A:Reinstalling Windows 7 - EFI or BIOS (Legacy) Install?

Thanks for reporting your experience.

We deal with this here every day. UEFI is not new but is just coming into the mainstream fully and since every mobo is different it provides a real challenge including retooling most of the installation/repair fixes and workarounds. most of which were developed here.

Your choices are to install to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums...

...but many are not willing to mess with UEFI complications for the small benefit it provides so have all reported good results choosing to Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7

For those wishing to learn more about UEFI and understand it better, this video is informative:

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Running IPISB-CU (Carmel2) MOBO chipset. Got the new MSI GTX 750 ti with legacy switch.  Manufacturer: PegatronForm factor: uATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)Chipset: Intel H61  (Video integrated)Both switch settings will not work. I am unable to update the video hardware using this card. Will not boot. Just wanted others to be aware that this chipset configuration (Carmel2) may not work even with the legacy switch.My Bio's is fully updated to the most recent one. 

A:MSI GTX 750 ti with legacy switch

@Bill_Brooks? I believe if you search the forum you will find at least one person that claims that the MSI NVIDIA GTX 750 with the switch and the Carmel2 motherboard worked. Review this thread.  However: The reality is that there is no guarantee that any particular graphics card will work in any particular PC even if the graphics card works in other PCs or even the same or similar model PCs. Know what the return policy is before you buy.

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hi. I bought a NVMe drive Samsung EVO 970, and instlled into my Acer Aspire A315-21 and upon entering the cmos i find that the drive is not recognized, i booted to windows only to find that its not in my computer or anywhere. SO I'M AT AN IMPASSE AS WHAT TO DO, Not seeing the drive in windows 10 or the bios has got me stumped. Can i get some help please.
 

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I'm wanting to upgrade to SSD. I ordered an SSD from Amazon. Transferred files to SSD thru Paragon software. All worked great. I thought I was almost done. But new SSD would not open.  Then went to Legacy BIOS and the new SSD was NOT there. Did not recognize the SSD. So have sent the SSD back to Amazon stating not compatible with my Laptop. So is there a suggested list of SSD's that will work with my dv7-6157cl Legacy BIOS? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks so much. Loy Banks Using Windows 10 Pro.





Loy Banks

A:HP dv7-6157cl Laptop with Legacy BIOS in Windows 10Pro

Hello @LoyGramps, You may use 2.5 SATA SSD. See here : http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/HP---Compaq/pavilion-dv7-6157cl#ssdResults    Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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This post has questions about upgrading to windows 10 pro and windows 10 problems or potential problems if the upgrad was made using the default bios setting or a  different bios settings.  Please repost this on the bios board if it more appropriate there than on the windows board. Many people have upgraded mobile workstations from windows 7 pro to windows 10 pro. These updates were likely done without changing the default bios settings unless the end user had received information about potential problems. The default setting for windows 7 pro was legacy mode. Windows 10 pro does not work in legacy mode I was reported that HP had found that mobile workstations (zbooks) upgraded from windows 7 pro to windows 10 pro may have problems if they were upgraded in bios legacy mode. HP had indicated that a proper update should be done by first changing the bios from legacy to uefi hybrid using windows 7 pro. Then and only then should the windows 7 pro be upgraded to windwos 10 pro to avoid later windows 10 problems. Then after upgrading windows 7 pro successfully to windows 10 pro the bios setting should be changed from UEFI hybrid to UEFI without CSM or UEFI with CSM? Please indicate whether the above is correct or incorrect.  If a portion is incorrect then please indicate what is correct and what is incorrect. Please provide HP notices or white papers about this problem upgrading wndows 7 pro to windows 10 pro Ple... Read more

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Hi Does anyone know if it's possible to set up a P72 with 2x NVMe SSDs into a a bootable RAID 0 configuration? To then install the Windows OS on top of etc..  

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Hi all, I have bought recently an ssd drive - Samsung 950 Pro M.2 NVM Express 256gb (model MZ-VKV256) and pcie adapter card for it and installed this stuff in my PC - HP ProDesk 600 G1 SFF.  Windows 10 installed on internal hdd and it sucessfully detected this ssd disk,  but when I tryed to install new windows 10 on new ssd - PC can not bot from it, because bios (latest v2.70)  does not detect it on booting, so is there a plan to add support nvme ssd drive to bios on HP ProDesk 600 G1 SFF?

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I built my system with a Samsung 950 PRO m.2 NVMe SSD as the Windows 10 boot drive (C, plus a pair of old-fashioned SATA-III hard drives configured in RAID1 as my data drive (D. The SSD is plugged directly into one of the m.2 slots on my motherboard. I have the BIOS option for SATA controller set to RAID, using the built-in Intel RST RAID controller. And if it matters, Windows is running in UEFI mode.

Everything appears to be working fine, except that Samsung's Magician utility does not recognize my Samsung 950 PRO drive as an NVMe device, so it will not manage it. Within Samsung Magician, the Samsung drive's name appears garbled, with every second letter swapped: "aSsmnu gSS D59 0RP O15G2 B" instead of "Samsung SSD 590 PRO 512 GB." Everywhere else, including Windows System Properties, Disk Management, Device Manager, and Intel RST, the name of the Samsung SSD appears correctly. Samsung Tech Support told me to download the NVMe driver from their website and install it, but when I tried that, I got an error message saying that no NVMe drives could be found on my system.

I am gathering that for some reason, Samsung Magician refuses to work when there is a RAID controller managing the SATA drives, even if the Samsung drive itself is not configured as RAID.

My questions are these:

0) Is there a workaround to get Samsung Magician to work properly?

1) Does allowing the RAID controller to manage my Samsung SSD reduce the lifespan of the SSD? That is, since S... Read more

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I recently updated to the new bios, 1.30, that adds RAID support for the Thinkpad P50.My P50 came with 2x pcie nvme 512gb m.2 drives. (I think they ship with the sm951, but not 100% sure) Upon activating raid in the bios, I can select "M.2 SSD" as the mode, and successfuly create a raid volume from the 2 drives. The new raid volume shows up in the boot manager and appears to be healthy. Macrium Reflect can even see and clone to the Raid volume. However the installer for Windows 7, 8, or 10 cannot see the Raid volume. (Using a usb drive since i opted out of the cd drive). I assumed this was a driver issue and proceeded to download basically every Intel RST driver I could find including the 3 on the Lenovo driver website and all the below:64bit Intel RSTe AHCI & RAID drivers v15.2.0.100864bit Intel RSTe AHCI & RAID drivers v14.8.12.1059 WHQL64bit Intel RST AHCI & RAID driver v11.2.0.1006 WHQL64bit Intel NVMe Windows Driver v1.7.0.1002 WHQL64bit Intel RSTe NVMe drivers v4.5.0.2122 WHQL for Win8-10 x64RSTe_4.5.0.2123RSTe NVMe 4.5.0.2125intel_rst_14.8.1.1043intel_rst_14.8.0.1042Universal 64bit Intel RST Software v15.0.2.1044Universal 64bit Intel RST Software v14.8.12.1059 Even after trying every single one of these, I still can't get Windows to see the raid volume on install. I tried turning on and off secure boot, and CSM, but made no difference. There's really not many options provided in the Lenovo bios. I've done a normal raid set... Read more

A:Thinkpad P50 - NVMe M.2 Raid 0 - Can't install win...

Just to add a bit more, I do have premium support and was on the phone with 6 different people for 2 hours, none of which could really help or understand what was going on. In fact several didn't even know what Raid was and needed help spelling it. Below are the ticket numbers to keep everything together.Ticket #'s:402NCL7402NC9M402NC77

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Hi, after some struggling I was able to clone (using Samsung Cloning Tool) my original Windows 8.1x64 from a Samsung 830 SSD to the Samsung 950 Pro in the Z170-A
onboard M.2 slot and boot Windows 8.1x64 from it.
Then I added a 2nd 950Pro mounted on a PCIe card to the 3rd PCIe slot and was able to successfully build a RAID 0 array in the BIOS using the EZtool.
The problem is that I was unable to see the RAID0 array in the bootable devices list, so when I try cloning or restoring the image with a 3rd party tool (Acronis True Image),
the restoring software reports that there's no disk detected (it does not see the RAID 0 array).
I'd appreciate any help on how to do this successfully.

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Hi, after some struggling I was able to clone (using Samsung Cloning Tool) my original Windows 8.1x64 from a Samsung 830 SSD to the Samsung 950 Pro in the Z170-A
onboard M.2 slot and boot Windows 8.1x64 from it.
Then I added a 2nd 950Pro mounted on a PCIe card to the 3rd PCIe slot and was able to successfully build a RAID 0 array in the BIOS using the EZtool.
The problem is that I was unable to see the RAID0 array in the bootable devices list, so when I try cloning or restoring the image with a 3rd party tool (Acronis True Image),
the restoring software reports that there's no disk detected (it does not see the RAID 0 array).
I'd appreciate any help on how to do this successfully.

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Hi Tech Geeks,  I just purchased Thinkpad workstation P50. Here is my Custom configuration from Lenovo website:Processor: Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 Processor (8MB Cache, up to 3.70GHz)Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64Memory: 64GB(16x4) DDR4 2133MHz SoDIMMGraphic Card: NVIDIA Quadro M2000M 4GBM.2 slot Storage 0: 256GB SSD SATA3 OPAL2.0 M.2 slot Storage 1: Nothing2.5 Inch Sata Drive slot: Nothing<I will upgrade all the storage with faster and larger capacity ssd's>  I read somewhere that to be able ro configure my P50 in raid-0 , I should order it in lenovo for the RAIDCARD to be added on motherboard if not RAID-0 is not possible for my laptop. Is this information legit? ( I really hope this is not true)I ordered my P50 not in RAID 0 to save money, since I am planning to upgrade it with the upcoming Samsung 960 PRO. My Question 2nd Question is, If RAID-0 is possible Can I configure the 2xM.2 slots in RAID-0 using 2x1TB Samsung 960 PRO PCIE SSD? Is there will be compatibility issue with the connecting ports/motherboard? I read somewhere that P50 does not support Samsung NVME SSD and recommended to use their own NVME. I saw some users that install Samsung P50 in their machines, but other users says that it is not recommended since it will cause harm with the samsung SSD since it is not supported by the motherboard? I just configured and ordered my P50 in lenovo US website  last friday (Nov 25) and will be ship on D... Read more

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I recently installed Linux onto a second drive, but I can't get it to boot by the other hard drive. It's a legacy hard drive, when I try to change the boot order it still keeps the UEFI on top and there's no way to move it down.

A:How do you Switch Legacy Hard Drive to Boot by Default

You have to first disable Secure Boot in the BIOS and set the BIOS to legacy mode (unless you have a Linux distro that supports UEFI). If the permanent settings do not work, try changing the temporary boot order.

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Brand A485 laptop does not detect brand new Toshiba RC100 (2242) in wwan slot. And from what I have read in psref it should be supported.

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Hi,
I really appreciate the good design of Dell Inspiration 7353 laptop, it's good, mostly indeed.
Recently I have a problem to use legacy boot (USB, DVD/CD, Internal HD, whatever), after I have upgraded the BIOS to the latest one (Inspiron_3153_3158_7353_7359_7568_1.13.0). Due to legacy boot is required in my daily work, so I will ask for help, see if anyone can give me a solution.
When I used the laptop without any BIOS upgrade, it can boot from any legacy driver (USB, etc) with Windows 7, 8+ etc. 
Then it had a small USB issue, I thought I should try to upgrade BIOS, see if this can help, then soon I started to regret, because I had found that all legacy boot is failed, the Windows 8.1 throw me into a BSOD, tell me PAGE FAULT error. I have tried USB, internal HD & DVD, all same.
Then I googled, saw someone had similar problem (not same), he cleared CMOS by pull out the battery, so I tried it without any hope, but surprisingly, when I pull out the battery and remove the connection of power adapter and laptop battery, by pressing the power button several time with & without power cord connected, then I installed the CMOS battery, laptop battery, restart the laptop.
When I press F12 to load the boot menu, it really can load legacy bootable device, but that's one time thing. After the system reboot, the problem back again, looks like if I want to boot into legacy bootable device, I will have to remove CMOS battery each time like above all...sad.
I thought ... Read more

A:Dell Inspiration 7353 BIOS Update bring legacy boot failed Windows 8.1

By the way, I also tried BIOS recovery from Dell support page, and the recovery screen never showed up at all, and the led blink with white & yellow, even when I plugin in a usb stick with latest flash rom renamed to BIOS_IMG.rcv, still not work.

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Title says it all. Think I will stay with Modern Standby though as it seems to be working fine by now. Ciao, Han

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dear forum members, i was just checking out the P72 configuration options on the Dutch Lenovo site, and it seems that I only can select the M2 Optane memory option in combination with a conventional SATA hard drive, not in combination with one or two M2 NVMe drives. Is this on purpose? I can imagine the optane takes one of the two M2 slots, but it cannot be combined with an NVMe in the other M2 slot? I am puzzled, anyone with additional info? The User Guide does not mention anything about such a limitation. Having to use superfast Optane with a stone-age HDD is awkward, to say it mildly. in addition, I cannot enable the RAID option, either with 0, 1 or 2 NVMe drives. Some webmaster screwed up here?  





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Hello, I think this is a Intel RST driver issue. When I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 on a BIOS created RAID-0 array with two NVMe M.2, the installation cannot find the raid array. When using two SATA drives - it works flawlessly. Is there a way to solve this issue? Any driver I can update in the Ubuntu installation? Please help! 

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In the latest (as of around the time of this post) P50 bios, the NVME firmware password is not compatible with Intel RST and raid. In order to configure RAID, it is necessary to remove the NVME firmware password, and therefore the hardware encryption.  This is not particularly secure. I would use BITLOCKER or LUKS on the OS to overcome this but would rather have the benefit of the hardware encryption on the NVME drives (2x Samsung SM960). What is the limitation between Intel RST and the NVME disk passwords, and, are Lenovo going to give us combined NVME password functionality and Intel RST in some future BIOS update? P.S.: If you are on an earlier BIOS version and try to enable RST, you may find you can no longer get back into the BIOS setup afterwards.  In that case, try removing the SSDs, then disable RST, reinstall the SSDs, access BIOS setup, then remove the SSD passwords, and then try enable RST again.  Probably best to move to latest available BIOS for RST support.   

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unable to detect Samsung NVMe 960 Evo M.2 SSD. on my Dell Inspiron 15 7560 
I upgrade the BIOS to latest available  1.1.6.
Any suggestions are most welcome :)

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I've been fighting this intermittently since I got this laptop. At times, the laptop runs perfectly fine. Other times the system hangs until it's good and ready to respond. When I open up the performance monitor I notice that disk Activity meter is at 100% with varying levels of Read / Write IO (typically in the tens of MBps), though it could be lower. Obviously this is nowhere near what the disks are specified for. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to validate what's wrong as far as diagnostic tools go? Chkdisk comes back clean w/o any bad sectors (though I think that could be masked by the controller and the magic of SSDs re-allocating storage to non-bad sectors). I recently also did a clean reinstall of windows and the problems persist. At first I thought this was maybe a bug with the Intel RST drivers ... so I did the complete clean reinstall and that didn't help. Very frustrated at this point as the tooling available doesn't have diagnostics for hardware. Lenovo's online diagnostic tool indicated 'Device not support'. And there are no BIOS-level diagnostics that I've observed as being available to run. System specs: P70 20ERXeon 1575M64GB ECCRAID 1 option w/ two pcie-nvme SSDs (the Samsung 950 or the 951's I believe -- whatever Lenovo installs).4k screen w/ the M5000M GPUQualcomm chip installed.Also, firmware on the SSDs is patched per the available lenovo update site.Latest win 10 x64 build as of the date of this writing w/ all updates ins... Read more

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Hi
After a few tests, I have discovered that I am only getting read speeds of 650 and write speeds of 300 using Crystal Disk - with the data at default and 0 fill.  Should the read speed not be in the region of 1500?
I believe it's using the standard windows 10 driver.
I see in the BIOS that it's in RAID mode.  Could I simply change this to AHCI without affect the current installation?  Would this increase the speed?
Is there anything else I haven't taken into account?

Thanks

A:XPS 13 9350 - Samsung PM951 NVMe - RAID to AHCI?

Hello!  Yes and no.  I am going to assume this SSD didn't come with the computer?  If that is correct, Samsung has some software called Magic something that you download and it reworks how windows uses the SSD so your read speeds are much faster during certain IO tasks.  As for the BIOS, the RAID option is used for Intel Caching Technology or other purposes and I think Dell just turns it on and leaves it on to make it easier for them.  As far as I know, if you switch it to AHCI (which shouldn't make a difference speed wise), your computer will fail to boot.

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Microsoft has released NVMe Hotfixes 2990941 & 3087873 that add native NVMe drivers to Windows 7.
However if I am say installing Windows 7 SP1 on say Samsung NVme drive and Samsung has released suitable drivers in the form of INF, SYS and CAT files, do I really need to integrate these MS Hotfixes in Windows 7?
Can Windows 7 SP1 supplied with Samsung NVMe drivers (Either slip streamed or during install) be able to detect Samsung NVMe drive and install itself on to it?
As the title says are those MS Hotfixes a must (sort of pre-requsite) to get NVMe drive detected during installation, apart from any vendor provided drivers?
Thanks.

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up until windows preview build 14986, the pcie driver "Mobile 6th Generation Intel(R) Processor Family I/O PCI Express Root Port #5 - 9D14" (v10.1.1.27) correctly detects the "Standard NVM Express Controller" storage controller and the Toshiba THNSN5512GPU7 NVMe disk attached to it. starting with windows preview build 15002 (and 15007), the included pcie driver has troubles detecting the storage controller - during bootup, it is detected 4 times, with each time on a different device id. subsequently, the drive is also added 4 times, resulting in boot controller errors & timeouts and failed sleep mode/shutdowns. the included chipset driver in these latest builds seem to have been bumped to v10.1.1.33. the problem can easily be replicated by using unmodified recovery boot usb sticks made from the official isos, and then checking in a recovery console. it is thus not related to anything installed in my system.

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Hi,

I would like to seek for help. I did try search around internet world, but return no result. Do any 1 successfully install Intel 600p series M2 PCIe  NVMe SSD into Dell 7567?
My dell laptop configuration is 
***Powered by 7th Generation Intel® Core i5 Processor, Windows 10 Home Single Language, 4GB memory, 1TB hard drive and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 with 4GB GDDR5 graphics memory.

The link for my ssytem is 
My problem now are Disk management unable to detect the SSD as well as during bios mode.

My computer bios is updated to latest version which is 1.2.0

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Hi all

Im no computer wizz, i know enough to get by but i recently bought a seagate barracude 500gb harddrive (7200.12) for my computer. When i first connected the device to my computer i got a hardware failure massage on boot up, i did a little bit of research and found it to be because the mother board i am using ( ASUS K8V-X) cant handle the data transfer rate (dont quote me on that) so i shorted the 2 pins on the rear of the device and "hey presto" no more hardware failure when i boot, however neither the BIOS nor windows XP can detect the device.

I know the device is on because when i try to turn the hard drive i get the 'gyro effect' resistance, iv tried multiple data and power cables and nothing seems to work.

Any help in this matter would be appriciated.
 

A:Bought a new HD windows/BIOS cant seem to detect

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I decided to format my hd and put my windows onto my m.2 ssd (which was detected by Windows computer manager) but when it came to wanting to instal windows, it only gave me my hd as an option same with my bios. I've tried restarting my MB and looking through bios but no option for an M.2 configuration.
I'm not sure if you guys could help me out on this one but any help is good.

Asus z97-A MB
WD 1tb blue
WD NVMe PCIe 250 GB black ssd 3rd gen
4790k chipset
 

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Hello,
Lately, my computer has been crashing a lot and a few BSODs have occurred. So I decided to open my computer up and give it a clean. I also took the RAM out and cleaned it and slotted it back to its original position. However, I now have a much larger problem. Whenever, I turn on the computer it tells me to "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot device in selected media and press any key". I put in my Windows 7 installation CD, but no drives are detected. I also checked my BIOS and no SATA drives are detected.

Please help!

A:Windows 7 and Bios does not detect my drives

Hi,

Check that the power cable and SATA cable are firmly connected between the motherboard and hard disk - you have knocked them loose when checking the RAM chips.

Regards,
Golden

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Hello everyone. Not sure if this belongs here or in the hardware forum, but here goes.

The hard drive in my Dell XPS 1640 laptop failed, and so i bought a new one and was planning to do a fresh install of Windows 7. What I thought was, I'd take out the old hard drive, put in the new one, and install Windows 7 off a USB stick.

Removing the old and installing the new went as expected, but when trying to install Windows, no drives were found. I went back into the BIOS and saw that the new drive isn't being detected. Was there another step I needed to take? I assumed I just install the new hard drive just the way the old one was installed, same screws, same connector, etc., and it would work. Apparently I was wrong. Can anyone help? It must be something very basic and obvious that I'm doing wrong.

Thanks.

A:Windows 7 (and BIOS) don't detect new hard drive

What make/model drive came out, and what make/model drive went in?

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Hey all! Thanks in advance for any help for a new Windows 7 user.

Yesterday I ran into the 'Installing Step 3 of 3' reboot loop of death on my Dell XPS Windows Vista machine and I had to take the plunge and get some professional help to (hopefully - it was $80 at CompUSA and they did it in about 6 hours) backup all my documents and pictures on that drive to an old, internal drive, that I had sitting in the machine from when I upgraded to a bigger better harddrive last fall in preparation for a new MMO release ( I know.. I know... ).

I was never able to get the two harddrives working in Vista together, but I had hopes with a new OEM Windows 7 Home Premium install that perhaps I would get lucky enough to plug both in and BAM, Windows 7 would see the old Vista drive and I'd happily copy over ITUNES, pictures, Word documents etc.

In BIOS the machine sees the drive in SATA 1 (the bigger, newer, Western Digital drive is in SATA 0).

I've come in Windows 7, did the right click Computer->Manage->Storage->Disk Management look and I don't see it listed as per one forum posting to 'enable' it.

In System Tools->Device Manager->Disk Drives it doesn't show up either.

Am I missing something in BIOS?

Sorry if I'm missing any information, I'll try to fill in anything I can. Thanks!

A:New Windows 7 install, cannot detect my 2nd harddrive (except in BIOS)

I'm sure you thought of this, but just in case, are you sure the drive in question is working? The BIOS may see it, but if it can still be bad. I've had that with some old IDE drives that died, they couldn't be formatted, they were just shot.

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Long story short:
I finished using DBAN to wipe my hard drive clean in preparation for my Windows 8 installation, and I forgot to switch back to UEFI Boot Mode. (DBAN will *not* start unless legacy BIOS is activated.)

Have I reduced the performance of my computer in any way by doing this? Will I need to reinstall the OS in order to gain maximum performance?

System Specs
Dell Inspiron 660
Intel B75 Express Chipset
Windows 8 64-bit Home Edition

A:I accidentally installed Windows 8 with "Legacy BIOS" activated. Am I Okay?

Since it sounds like you've just installed Windows 8, it might be easiest and faster to just start over & reinstall with UEFI enabled.

While there's no guarantee that your hardware will boot more quickly with Windows 8 installed with UEFI enabled, it is highly likely that you will see some performance improvement. You will also be able to enjoy the added security of the Safe Boot features of UEFI.

For more info on UEFI, you can visit their main website --- UEFI - About UEFI

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If you are feeling adventurous, however, I'll paste in a link here that has a somewhat complicated procedure to switch Windows 8 to UEFI without reinstalling Windows.
https://gitorious.org/tianocore_uefi...4_BIOS_to_UEFI


Best of luck,
. . . Gary

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Where can I find legacy BIOS files/drivers.  Am looking for 95KT57AUS.













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A:Legacy BIOS

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
Please post back your machine model name (eg. M92). It will help us to assist you better.
 
Regards.
 
 
Edit: spelling.

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Hi

I have Windows 7 x64 installed on my Dell SPX 420. I was dual booting with OSX 10.5.8. However, I have since upgraded to 10.6, and the only way to make it run due to lack of specific kexts (mac drivers) is to set the BIOS to 'RAID-ON'. This doesn't change anything to RAID. The intel storage manager on boot detects all my hard drives as NON-RAID disks. However, When I try to boot 7, it briefly freezes on the moving startup logo, flashes blue and restarts. I recorded it and slowed it down, and there is no useful information on the blue screen.

I've already read that switching to raid-on in the bios can stop windows from booting, but is there any way around this? At the moment I switch between raid-on and off in the bios. it works, just a bit inconvenient. Could I reinstall WIndows 7 over my current one? Or install it on another drive and copy my current 7 onto it without losing the ability to boot with raid on?

Any help would be, erm, helpful

Thanks
Daniel

A:Change BIOS to RAID-ON without buggering up Windows 7?

Welcome!

If you reinstall Windows over your existing installation, that should solve the problem.

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My Antec Neo480 p/s quit working the other day and i bought an Antec Neo550 to replace it. Everything went smoothly with the swap but when i turn it on it won't find my boot drive. It states something like no boot drive detected insert boot cd, etc.. I have 2 WD 80g sata drives in raid 0. I quadruple checked all connections, then i unhooked everything and just hooked up the raid drives and vid card power, still the same thing. I also tried disconnected the sata power cables from the drives and hooking in molex power cables, nothing. I can't figure out why this is happening with just a P/S swap. Do i need to change something in the bios? Do i need to stick in my spare 80g ide drive and install windows on it, then replug in my satas and see if they'll be detected? Could the new P/S be causing this, it seems to be working properly though? I'm really outta ideas. I'm guessing its something to do with the boot drive being raid, but i've had this setup runing great for a couple years now and all i did was swap P/S. My drives are full of data i can't lose. Any and all ideas are most welcomed. Thanks!!

My specs:

WinXP Pro, Asus A8N-SLI Premium, AMD Athlon 64 3200, 2 gigs OCZ Plats (2x1g), eVGA 7800GT, SB Audigy 2, 2xWD 80g 7200 SATA (raid0), 1 WD ide 320g (storage drive), NEC DVD/RW drive, Pioneer slot DVD drive
 

A:Can't detect raid after P/S swap

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hello
i am trying to get into my uefi bios i am stuck in legacy mode ive tried playing with secure boot mode and csm ive reformatted the drive to gpt, tried updating bios from usb im lost i donno what i did
rog strix gd30ci
please help
 

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i just install a new video card to my hp pavillion 500-369 its sapphire radeon r7 265 and a 600watts power supply when i turned on it beeps 6 times...and tried all kinds of stuff from youtube...was trying to change my bios to legacy mode but i cant find it..plss help











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A:bios legacy prob!

The newer versions of the sapphire cards suport UEFI if it is stated in the specs at the company website. Perhaps you should consider returning it and replacing it with a newer PCIe card. Here is the list of specs at Sapphire in the link below. Notice that most of the R9 series support UEFI. There are no R7 series card made my Sapphire Tech. that support UEFI.http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1227&pid=0&psn=000101&lid=1&leg=0 The Radeon r7 240 by Club3D,  the Visiontek r7 250 FF, PowerColor R7 250 2GB GDDR5 Eyefinity 4 LP Edition (UEFI) all support UEFI.

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