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Windows 7: Windows Startup Repair query

20 May 2015   #151
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Those in red are supposed to be at the bottom of screen by the way, try Ins/Del even if you don't see the text on that screen.
Hi GokAy,

I checked that earlier and the screen is the same one that the pic I show in this post - Windows Startup Repair query

I didn't see any writing at the bottom of the screen either and when I pressed insert and delete keys the screen quickly passed, quicker than usual as a result of pressing the keys, then moved onto the usual 'Starting Windows' logo.


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20 May 2015   #152
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Do you have a manual for BIOS? Can you go through that to see how you can configure SAS RAID?
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20 May 2015   #153
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I didn't get an actual manual with it in relation to the BIOS. Is this what you mean?

Dell Precision Tower 7910 Owner's Manual
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21 May 2015   #154
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm still waiting on the Windows 7 disc to arrive, I will be back once I get that and am ready to install

Talk soon
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21 May 2015   #155
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I wonder if you would get an option to change settings in the SAS RAID screen (where you are getting the warning at the moment) if you put the SSD back in SAS bay.
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21 May 2015   #156
gregrocker

 

That's the only Manual you get. Did you read it? Anything about RAID card.

Why is it again you can't ask Dell about this? This is giving a lot of readers the impression Dell doesn't support their Products. I would call them and ask for a supervisor. Tell him we're waiting for answers about the RAID card in the top web tech forums. We want to know why it was installed, the exact advantages and how to disable it.

If this thread link was sent to Michael Dell you'd have an answer in a day!
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22 May 2015   #157
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi lads,

OK, I was on to Dell this morning. I can confirm there is no raid card set up on my PC. The guy got me to go into some screens that I had not been into before by using Ctrl + R. Ctrl + C also.

GokAy, in one of them screens I could see the options that you mentioned such as del/insert down the bottom of the screen, but he didn't get me to go into any of them.

He said that if there was a raid card set up, the PC wouldn't have booted with the SSD plugged into that SATA cable like I have now. (It's still in the side part of the PC)

Looking forward to getting this disk from Dell and wiping this thing clean and starting from fresh.
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22 May 2015   #158
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Some progress at least

Can you post screenshots of those new screens please?

Regarding the Dell rep's comment about no raid card (don't feel offended not intended for you), I say a big pile of nonsense

How do you go into a non-existent screen with a key press?

Anyway, check this Serial Attached SCSI BIOS Configuration Utility
best info I found about "Serial Attached SCSI" (SAS) BIOS, believe it or not it lists CTRL+C too.

Scroll down to - F.3.2 Adapter List Screen: bold parts are important

Use the arrow keys to select an adapter, then press Enter to view and modify the selected adapter’s properties (and to access the other screens). After you select an adapter and press Enter, the adapter’s devices are scanned and the Adapter Properties Screen appears.

To change the Adapter boot order, use the -, +, Insert, and Delete keys while on the Boot Order field. Press Insert or Delete to add or remove an adapter to or from the boot order. Press the - and + keys to modify an adapter’s position in the boot order. If you make changes to the boot order, the Configuration Utility prompts you to save the changes before you exit the screen.

From the Adapter List screen (shown below), you can also press Alt+N to access the Global Properties screen. On this screen you can change global scope settings.

So in that screen try- select with arrow keys-Delete(Del key)
if that doesn't work maybe we can disable from-select with arrow-ENTER, and disable.

From the link above:The SAS BIOS Configuration Utility is a powerful tool. If, while using it, you somehow disable all of the controllers, press Ctrl+E (or Ctrl+A on versions earlier than 5.00) after memory initialization during reboot to re-enable and reconfigure the controllers.
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22 May 2015   #159
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi GokAy,

Yeah, well that's what the Dell guy on the phone told me. No raid card installed. I wasn't on the call for too long as I have to leave to go to work. Attached is the screen I got to when I hit Ctrl+C. Just before this screen appears it says "Invoking SAS Configuration Utility"

Sorry but just a bit confused. What makes you think the rep was talking nonsense?


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22 May 2015   #160
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just another thing, while waiting on this disc to arrive from Dell, is it any harm to try a factory restore on it using the F8 Repair My Computer option? I would just like to see if it fixes the issues with the SSD speed. I will still be wiping it no matter what, just curious.
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