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Old 11-28-2008, 02:30 PM   #16
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The majority of motherboards these days have some version of embedded RAID, is it possible that this has mearily been activated in one way or another? It's usually a setting within bios.

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Old 11-28-2008, 02:33 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by newtovanilla View Post
Does not boot up from Linux installation CD, goes to same "NVIDIA RAID BIOS" screen and stops.

Want to try that, but don't have new battery at the momemnt.
Yeah and be sure you buy the correct one in size and voltage
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The majority of motherboards these days have some version of embedded RAID, is it possible that this has mearily been activated in one way or another? It's usually a setting within bios.
Could be what happened? But, why does it not let me enter setup? It refuses to enter setup at all? So I have not been able to find out the BIOS settings or to change them?

Got a new battery to try later today. Hope it works?
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There is always the possibility that the motherboard itself (or the BIOS chip) has developed a problem which is preventing the BIOS from running correctly, in which case it may be impossible to enter the setup screen to make any changes.

If replacing the battery doesn't cure the issue I'd suggest taking the machine to someone who knows how to troubleshoot it.
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Some extension cards (see my previous comment), have their own BIOS, and will not allow you to enter the setup screen, until after they have finished initializing.

Try booting up again, pressing the key to go to the setup screen, and then wait, for up to 5 minutes before deciding it is not going anywhere.
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You might want to try resetting cmos settings with a jumper too.
Old 11-29-2008, 10:23 PM   #22
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At your own risk try this.

Do you have or have you downloaded your motherboard manual?

Find out which 3-pin array with a jumper on pins 1+2 you should move from 1+2 to 2+3 to clear your BIOS.

Open your case using safe procedures and remove the battery, then move the correct jumper from 1+2 to 2+3.

Wait about 2 minutes, then move the jumper back to 1+2. Replace the battery.

Close the case and power on to begin the startup, hitting the correct key to enter setup. Remember that you can hit the pause key to stop the startup so you can find and hit the key for setup.

If you can get startup and setup you have reset the BIOS to its most general settings. Then you can, if you get a boot, leave it as is, or ,if not, go in and, carefully following the given instructions for moving in and changing the BIOS, find and change the settings for RAID.

Again, when you have opened the BIOS pay attention to the directions for the keystrokes to use, particularly how to "exit without changes"

Good Luck
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After a few days of trying all the tips given, I did get to reset the BIOS, and could enter setup. Then, after saving setup options which were basically the same except I changed the boot order of the disk, I got the same message again:


I do not have any RAID card installed. I think that the board is bad, so I think that I am going to get another board soon. In mean time I have older computer to use Linux with, and G4.


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