How do I turn off RAID?

I reset BIOS to daults. BIOS shows all RAID as Disabled but boot up shows RAID Utility prompt and then Windows XP finds "RAID Controller" hardware. How do I turn off RAID?
Thanks.

Award BIOS Type Phoenix - Award BIOS v6.00PG
Award BIOS Message ASUS A8N-SLI DELUXE ACPI BIOS Revision 1013
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  1. More info:

    BIOS Properties
    BIOS Type Award
    BIOS Version 1013
    Award BIOS Type Phoenix - Award BIOS v6.00PG
    Award BIOS Message ASUS A8N-SLI DELUXE ACPI BIOS Revision 1013
    System BIOS Date 07/26/05
    Video BIOS Date 02/16/08

    BIOS Manufacturer
    Company Name Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
    Product Information http://www.phoenix.com/en/products/default.htm
    BIOS Upgrades http://www.esupport.com/biosagent/index.cfm?refererid=40
  2. ASUS A8N-SLI has two RAID controllers (SATA RAID based on Silicon Image, and PATA RAID based on Nvidia). You probably have to check to make sure both RAID features are disabled.
  3. i you use the silicon image RAID make sure you use the NV gigabit port as the silicon image RAID and the marvell gigabit port are on the pci bus
  4. just install the drivers for it
  5. Thanks for your replies. :)

    I don't want to use RAID - and it's not up and running anyway.

    The BIOS and Windows prompts were probably just triggered when I reset the BIOS to defaults - and maybe RAID was set to Enabled for a few seconds. Anyway, I rebooted and checked every option in the BIOS and made sure that RAID was fully Disabled - and it was. :)

    BUT... I still can't get rid of the BIOS and Windows prompts. :(

    Any ideas?
    Thanks.
  6. As you got two RAID controllers, you need to disable the Silicon Image controller in your BIOS as well, otherwise Windows will still find the Silicon Image RAID controller.
  7. with an ASUS A8N-SLI DELUXE:
    disable the raid utility for faster startup

    while starting up press" del" to show bios > then in the bios go to: advanced > onboard device config.> silicon sata controller > (disable)

    mentioning there are no active sata connections !!

    all drives with this mobo are still IDE connected !!
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