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Windows 7: removing "press any key to continue"?

30 May 2012   #41
gregrocker

 

Try Cable Direct (default) or Slave jumper settings.


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30 May 2012   #42
proudtobegreek

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try Cable Direct (default) or Slave jumper settings.
have disk,have optical,have detection and prompt.
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30 May 2012   #43
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did you verify the connection locations of the devices on the IDE ribbon cable? I would expect the WD HD would be found at the end of the cable and jumpered as primary, and the optical would be connected to the plug at the middle of the ribbon cable and set as slave.

Some IDE cables and boards do not have the capability to utilize the CS (cable select) feature, but they all work correctly when the devices connected are properly jumpered as master and slave; with the promary device at the end of the cable and the slave in the middle.

During boot, when you get that "press any key..." prompt, do you have to press a key to continue the boot, or is it really just pausing for a few seconds before continuing. Your last few posts seem to indicate to me that it's really just a pause before it continues. If so, what happens if you do press a key when the prompt appears?
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31 May 2012   #44
proudtobegreek

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

[QUOTE=F5ing;1944814]Did you verify the connection locations of the devices on the IDE ribbon cable? I would expect the WD HD would be found at the end of the cable and jumpered as primary, and the optical would be connected to the plug at the middle of the ribbon cable and set as slave.

Some IDE cables and boards do not have the capability to utilize the CS (cable select) feature, but they all work correctly when the devices connected are properly jumpered as master and slave; with the promary device at the end of the cable and the slave in the middle.

During boot, when you get that "press any key..." prompt, do you have to press a key to continue the boot, or is it really just pausing for a few seconds before continuing. Your last few posts seem to indicate to me that it's really just a pause before it continues. If so, what happens if you do press a key when the prompt appears?[/QUOTE
Tried to connect to the end of IDE cable with pins on 1-2,3-4 and no jumper,still got the detection but no disk.If im having the detection feature anyway(disk on-disk off),it should be a sort of bios setting but i cant find a specific non detection setup in the manual.You do know how "manuals" express" themselfs.Still reading...As for the last question,its indeed a pause and if i do press any key,it just keeps on with boot.
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31 May 2012   #45
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

HD = jumpered as master and connected to end of ribbon.
OD = jumpered as slave and connected to middle of ribbon.
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31 May 2012   #46
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by proudtobegreek View Post
These were and are again exactly the settings,when IDE-RAID disabled,"lost" second and optical.
Well to me at least your out of luck. This is a simple info screen that list the drives connected to the JMircron controller.

I have a ICH10R SATA controller (6 SATA) and a Marvell controller (1 IDE, 1 eSATA).

As I explained earlier the ICH10R only displays a RAID screen if set to RAID. The Marvel controller is more like your JMircon I think. My Marvel doesn't have any RAID compatibility like your JMircon but if I have the Marvel enabled in BIOS I get a screen the same as yours that displays the connected drives but unlike yours it does not have a timeout/pause. If I disable the Marvel then the screen does not appear.

Yours has a timeout/pause so you have a chance to read the info and I believe this is built into the controller or BIOS and will not be able to be disabled without disabling the controller.

I hope I'm wrong but I don't think so.
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31 May 2012   #47
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Duzzy, that sounds reasonable. Easy to understand that if the controller is disabled the screen is bypassed altogether. But if it's enabled there is typically a short timeout where there is a period of time where you can press some hotkey combo or such for some configuration adjustments. If you miss the timeout it boots the rest of the way and you've got to start over. It doesn't seem reasonable to have to press "any key" just to continue booting without any options to do anything else.

Does that seem logical?
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31 May 2012   #48
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

F5ing, yes this timeout would be there to give the user a chance to enter the RAID setup by pressing a hotkey combo (CTRL+J on this board) or that is what I would have thought but the manual states to press CTRL+J during post.

But from what I understand is that the OP can boot normally without pressing a key but has the option to skip the short timeout by pressing a key if they don't wish to enter the RAID setup, read the info displayed or wait for the timeout to expire. They are not forced to press any key to boot.
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31 May 2012   #49
gregrocker

 

It says on the screen it is a "PCI-E to SATA1 RAID Controller" but OP says there is no PCIe card. I'd check again.

I'd also check what the SATA controller setting is for the card as it may only appear if set to RAID, and may disappear if you can choose AHCI or IDE modes. In fact to avoid the screen I would reinstall if necessary.
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31 May 2012   #50
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It says on the screen it is a "PCI-E to SATA1 RAID Controller" but OP says there is no PCIe card. I'd check again.

I'd also check what the SATA controller setting is for the card as it may only appear if set to RAID, and may disappear if you can choose AHCI or IDE modes. In fact to avoid the screen I would reinstall if necessary.
It's an onboard SATA and PATA host controller. The name could be just stupid naming on their behalf or it could use a PCI-e bus line.

He has assured me the "IDE\RAID Control" is set to IDE and I could not see any other RAID/AHCI/IDE options in the manual, but I am only looking through the manual I don't have the board to explore the BIOS properly.

I'm 99% sure the only way to avoid the screen altogether is to disable the controller in the BIOS which then there would be no access to the IDE hard drive or optical drive.
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