This article contains information about systems fitted with mSATA drives that cannot boot past option ROM screen
On systems where the mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD) has crashed or has been removed, the system will fail to boot, and stop at the Intel Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM Screen (IRST)
This is an expected behavior because in RAID mode ISRT (Intel Smart Response Technology) needs both disks to exist.
Press Ctrl+I during the Option ROM screen to enter configuration utility
Then press R to remove the Disk/Volume Acceleration
The system can then boot to the Operating System (OS) successfully but will not support ISRT (Intel Smart Response Technology) feature
Power on the system and boot to the OS (Windows)
In the search box, type diskpart right click on Diskpart and select Run as administrator
If the "User Account Control" message appears asking if you want to allow the program to make changes to your computer, click Yes
The Diskpart.exe command line utility should appear
Type the commands below into the Diskpart window
DISKPART> list disk
A list of available disks is shown
DISKPART> select disk X (X is disk number where you want to create the store partition)
DISKPART> create partition primary size = 8192
DISKPART> detail disk
DISKPART> select Volume X (X is the Volume number of your store partition)
set id=84 override (The id must be set to 84)
Reboot the system into the BIOS setup menu, pressing F2 at the Dell logo
Set SATA Mode to "Intel Smart Response Technology"
Exit Saving Changes and boot to the OS
Launch Intel Rapid Storage Technology from the Start menu
Click "Accelerate" item
Click "Enable acceleration"
Re-start the system and the ISRT (Intel Smart Response Technology) should be enabled
Article ID: SLN147044
Last Date Modified: 04/06/2017 11:28 AM
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