MadcapVista
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M17x A06 Bios

Updating the BIOS appears to have bricked the system. It no longer will boot from disk. I can boot from a DVD, but get neither the RAID display nor the Respawn messages.

Any ideas on how to get out of this?

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89fordprobee
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Re: M17x A06 Bios

so it still posts? if so after bios update you need to reconfigure bios to see the RAID .. i beleive default it AHCI ... so you need to reset that to RAID   then F10 to save and hit okay to exit ... shuld be fine after that

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MadcapVista
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Re: M17x A06 Bios

Well, that got me further. It now goes through POST, I see a set of disk messages, which are NOT the same as I used to see (there were two lines, and now there are three, basically too fast to read), then I see the standard BIOS messages. After that, I'm back to a blinking cursor in the upper left corner. Still won't boot into Windows. I suspect it may be the RAID configuration, but I don't know how to deal with that.

Thanks for your help so far. If you've got other insights, please share them.

 

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MadcapVista
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Re: M17x A06 Bios

Actually, I figured it out. I simply didn't realize all the configuration settings needed to activate RAID. Now that I have it set in the BIOS properly, all is well. Thank for the tip that got me started - I really appreciate it!

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89fordprobee
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Re: M17x A06 Bios

sorry i didnt get back to post intime but glad you sorted it out ..

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MadcapVista
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Re: M17x A06 Bios

np. Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction. I'm back up and running - which given where I was for a while is a huge relief!

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