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Need Help Moving Hard Drive from one system To New Desktop

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March 24, 2012 3:17:37 AM

I had Dell XPS 8300 Desktop & had bought & Installed Windows-7 ( Ultimate ) on it's 500 GB HDD.

I gave that system to my relative except Hard Drive.

Now I bought Dell T-7500 Workstation with only DOS installed on it's hard drive to save some money & because I already have Windows-7 ( Ultimate ) DVD.

I took out the hard drive with DOS from the workstation & replaced it with the hard drive that I had in XPS with Win-7 already installed.

I then tried to boot it in the workstation but it wouldn't boot & gave error messages.

So I formatted the OS Partition & fresh installed Windows-7. Now it does load Windows -7 but first it goes thru some other commands as follows when I start the system.


Dell SAS 6 Host Bus Adapter BIOS
MPTBIOS 6.22.03.00 ( 2008.08.06 )
Initializing…..
Press Ctrl – C to run SAS Configuration Utility
Searching for Devices at HBA 0…..
Dell MPT Boot ROM Successfully installed


Then it loads Windows-7.

All of above happens on its own, I didnt touch anything.

So what is going on & what do I have to do get rid off those initializing commands ? I have never had this happen to any previously owned Dell systems.

Also I haven't installed any drivers yet but Sound, Video & Internet does work.

Do I need to install any drivers & if yes, which ones ?

Here is the configuration of Dell workstation T-7500 :

Intel(R) Xeon(R) E5645 2.40GHz, 12M cache, 5.86 GT/s QPI, Turbo, HT, 6C
Intel(R) 5520 Chipset
DOS Factory Installed (English)
Integrated Intel(R) SATA 3.0Gb/s controller with support for RAID
Integrated High Definition Audio
Integrated Broadcom(R) 5761 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
12 500GB 7200 RPM 3.5" SATA Hard Drive 1
Integrated LSI 1068e SAS/SATA 3.0Gb/s controllerGB (6x2GB) DDR3 RDIMM Memory, 1333MHz, ECC
16X max SATA DVD+/-RW with Dual Layer Write Capabilities
Chassis Intrusion Switch
Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24 Monitor with LED
256MB PCIex16 ATI FirePro(TM) 2260 Multi-View, Dual DP, DP-DVI cable x1
AX510 Multi-Media Audio Bar 1
Dell(TM) MS111 USB Optical Mouse 1
Dell Multimedia Pro Keyboard with Detachable Palmrest, English 1

Thanks
a b $ Windows 7
March 24, 2012 3:22:34 AM

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Integrated LSI 1068e SAS/SATA 3.0Gb/s controllerGB


That's normal, it's looking for certain components (SAS). If you are not using SAS, then you can disable the controller in the BIOS IF DELL HAS ALLOWED THAT OPTION. Otherwise, wait the few extra seconds to boot :) 
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March 24, 2012 3:24:31 AM

^ Edit: Scottie beat me :)  slow typing on the phone.

It's supposed to do that, that's the SAS controller booting up. Its not hurting anything. If you aren't using it you may may be able to disable it in the BIOS. As for drivers go to dells support site and install the ones for your model.
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March 24, 2012 3:34:28 AM

I think you should run Intel chipset setup and ATI Catalyst for latest drivers
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March 24, 2012 4:43:44 AM

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^ Edit: Scottie beat me :)  slow typing on the phone.

It's supposed to do that, that's the SAS controller booting up. Its not hurting anything. If you aren't using it you may may be able to disable it in the BIOS. As for drivers go to dells support site and install the ones for your model.


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March 24, 2012 4:46:16 AM

scottiemedic said:
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Integrated LSI 1068e SAS/SATA 3.0Gb/s controllerGB


That's normal, it's looking for certain components (SAS). If you are not using SAS, then you can disable the controller in the BIOS IF DELL HAS ALLOWED THAT OPTION. Otherwise, wait the few extra seconds to boot :) 


Thank You. I was worried.

I don't know what SAS is & what it is supposed to do but I know I have only one SATA Hard disk in there.

I know nothing about BIOS & any DOS commands so I can't disable it either.
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March 24, 2012 4:51:11 AM

unksol said:
^ Edit: Scottie beat me :)  slow typing on the phone.

It's supposed to do that, that's the SAS controller booting up. Its not hurting anything. If you aren't using it you may may be able to disable it in the BIOS. As for drivers go to dells support site and install the ones for your model.


There are only 2 drivers listed :

(1) It says it applies to U2412M monitor that I ordered with this system. I didn't know if you need a monitor driver ? Monitor is working fine unless there are are some micro changes that might take place after installing monitor driver.

(2) Video Driver. Again Video is working fine but I did download it & haven't installed it. Should I install it anyway ?
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a b $ Windows 7
March 24, 2012 4:56:00 AM

1, forget about it

2, download the latest Catalyst drivers for your video card from http://www.amd.com to allow full functionality.
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