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smithy20
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secondary Hard drive problem "configuration utility"

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Hello

 

I have just  installed a Seagate 2TB on my  Dell dimension E520 computer but everytime i boot up it says to  "press ctrl & I" to enter the Configuration Utility".

I Have installed loads of Hard drives on PC's before but this is the first time i have come accross this. What is It and how do i use it because when i try to do anything it says ALL DATA WILL BE DELETED on the selected discs. That would be OK if it was just  the new disc but i can't select a disc.

Any help would be welcome

thanks

David 

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osprey4
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Re: secondary Hard drive problem "configuration utility"

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Hi David,

You added a second SATA drive. The "press Ctrl-i" prompts you to enter the RAID configuration menu, which is separate from the BIOS. You'll get that every time you boot regardless whether your drives are in a RAID configuration or not, so you can just ignore it.

For the new drive, all you need to do is boot to Windows and go into disk management to partition and format the drive.

Good luck!

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smithy20
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Re: secondary Hard drive problem "configuration utility"

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Cheers for that Osprey . It threw me because i have never seen it before.

So even if i go into BIos and disable RAiD the action will still appear on the boot up screen ?

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osprey4
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Re: secondary Hard drive problem "configuration utility"

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Yes, so don't worry about it. Yes, it takes an extra couple seconds to boot.

smithy20
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Re: secondary Hard drive problem "configuration utility"

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cheers again Osprey much appreciated

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