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Windows 7: How do I disable a Marvell Controller?

01 Dec 2009   #11
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

For an array, you need to find out where the option is for your hard drives, and then change them to IDE, not AHCI. Try Advanced CMOS features. Otherwise look in the manual for the key to boot into the RAID config offered by the Marvell controller and then delete the RAID in there.


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01 Dec 2009   #12
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
The board has an Intel 975X chipset, plus a Marvell 88SE61XX secondary SATA controller. Which one were you using with your RAID 1 setup?

I guess that you can disable the secondary SATA in the BIOS settings: Advanced menu, Peripheral Configuration submenu.

I've never broken a RAID 1 array like that. I know that when drives are added to an array, the data on them are lost. Be sure to back up your disk (separately from the second drive in the RAID pair), just in case your experiments lead to data loss.
I've already cleaned and reformatted the second drive. This was first set up with Vista Ultimate when it couldn't function like it should have. The second 500GB drive is not connected, so no problem there.
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01 Dec 2009   #13
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
For an array, you need to find out where the option is for your hard drives, and then change them to IDE, not AHCI. Try Advanced CMOS features. Otherwise look in the manual for the key to boot into the RAID config offered by the Marvell controller and then delete the RAID in there.
The floppies I have say *Blue SATA Connectors* (Marvell Sata Controller RAID Driver), which I'm assuming they would be blue wires.
The *Matrix Storage RAID Driver* has black SATA Connections.

Which ones should I unplug?
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01 Dec 2009   #14
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Have you entered the marvell config - probably by pressing Ctrl+F1 and deleting the RAID from there?
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01 Dec 2009   #15
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

No ... when do I do this --> pressing Ctrl+F1 ...on start up?
I get to the BIOS by pressing F2
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01 Dec 2009   #16
gregrocker

 

Info on entering RAID utility: marvel raid utility - NAS-RAID-Technologies - Storage

This seems to say you need to install the Intel (earlier per Brink) for SATA drives as Marvel is not configured for them: D20 RAID problem - lenovo community

Here is the manual for Marvel RAID utility: http://download.intel.com/support/mo...aid_manual.pdf
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01 Dec 2009   #17
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Well I'll see what that does and get back to all you {{wonderful}} people later.
Thanks for trying to help me!
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01 Dec 2009   #18
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hi Jacee,

I have the same MB as yours. To disable the marvel controller, disable it in the BIOS, then remove the hard drives from it. As long a a HD is connected it will show.

As a side note, I always found the marvel controller the be problematic, especially with RAID.
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02 Dec 2009   #19
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Hi sygnus21

I don't know where to go to disable it in the BIOS
Can you give me a detailed map, please?
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02 Dec 2009   #20
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Hi sygnus21

I don't know where to go to disable it in the BIOS
Can you give me a detailed map, please?
Here are the Intel manuals for your MB:

Intel® Desktop Board D975XBX2 - Technical Documents

The two Manuals contain instructions on using the raid functions.

Cheers!
Robert

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