On Sun, 20 Dec 2009 11:48:46 +0000, Richard <richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>In his posting of Sun, 20 Dec 2009, Conor writes
>>> PS this is an XP Pro 64 system
>>Have you reconfigured the nVidia Boot Agent?
>Thanks for stepping forward Conor, much appreciated <G>
>No but I have to admit to ignorance as to what would be involved and why
>it should be necessary as the system worked fine before the removal of
>the two RAID drives. There was a temp file on them if I remember
>correctly and it was warned before deleting the partition on them that
>they were in use and did I want to proceed! Neither of these drives
>are now on the system, and it is only when I plug in one of the two
>other SATA drives that were connected that the system will not boot off
>the SCSI boot drive.
>Hope this may throw some light on the problem.
Sounds like your BIOS forces SATA as boot priority over PCI-SCSI. That
is, it's not really paying close attention to the boot settings you've
Is there a later BIOS for this board?
I had something similar with an Epox board some time ago, where it
would insist on booting off an IDE hard drive if there was one in the
system (optical drives didn't bother it). Fixed with a BIOS update.
Cheers - Jaimie
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