I wasn't sure if I should post this in this forum or the Driver forum. I'll try this one, please let me know if I am correct.
A month ago I bought a brand new rig, mostly for work and a little bit for my Simulation videogames (Flying & Driving).
One of the games is GT Legends, an oldie but goodie. I bought the disk in a double set deal with GTR2.
I first installed the latter and all went well. But when I installed GT Legends (GTL) I was alerted that the drivers for the copy protection were unsigned. I stopped the installation, but evidently it was too late.
Upon restart I was greeted by this message:
"Reboot and Select Proper boot Device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"
Upon reboot it did exactly the same thing over and over. After some search I discovered this was due to the unsigned drivers and that the only cure was to press F8 and choose the Start disregarding unsigned drivers option (an item I had never even seen before and I Have had vista and Win 7 for 3 years now).
This means that since then I have been unable to do unassisted startups, but even with me there apparently my motherboard is set up in such a way that I have to go through all of them and it takes a long time.
in fact, even for F8 to be recognized it seems like an eternity. It is only 2 to 3 minutes wait, but it sure seems forever.
This is what the computer starts at startup:
1) Displays BIOS selection window (never used to do that)
2) There I press F8 and wait the 3 minutes
3) It shows me a list of HD to boot from (my RAID 1 is, of course, the last one)
4) Next I go to the windows boot screen, where I can start.
Since it was established the unsigned drivers were at fault, I went searching for them and try to deactivate them or kill them. I followed several tutorials I found online, including the ones from Starforce. Starforce actually provides two programs: 1 to find the drivers and one to delete them.
Unfortunately, both programs told me that there were no starforce drivers in my system and after I went to look for them where they should be indeed I could not find them. I did not delete them.
Yet, Windows still assumes that the unsigned drivers are there and forces me to go through that start up procedure.
I think I am done investigating: the drivers are not there. I even used a program that searches and lists all drivers (but does not indicate which ones are not signed) How can I fix my start up?
Is there a way to find what's causing this?
Reformatting the OS is not an option, I have just finished installing and configuring my applications and it took me 2 weeks. I am a Audio/Video/Graphic Artist/Web developer kind of guy and I use this for work. I can't afford, at least at the moment to go over the configuration of my new computer again.
Below are my specs. Thank you very much for your help:
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Processor : Intel Core i7 970 3200MHz - (OC to: 3502.34MHz)
Physical Memory : 6144MB (3 x 2048 DDR3-SDRAM ) Corsair
Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
Hard Disk : Seagate ST32000542AS ATA Device (2000GB)
Hard Disk : MARVELL Raid VD 0 SCSI Disk Device (1000GB)
Mainboard : Asus P6X58D-E
Physical Memory : 6144MB DDR3-SDRAM