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How do I turn off RAID?

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November 13, 2009 11:31:57 AM

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?
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November 13, 2009 8:19:17 PM

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.
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November 13, 2009 9:07:23 PM

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
a b G Storage
November 13, 2009 9:48:35 PM

just install the drivers for it
November 14, 2009 10:35:37 AM

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.
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November 14, 2009 11:22:52 AM

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.
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