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Disable raid

I have a computer that is not using raid but when it boots up it says no array found and sometimes it cant find the d drive. When it does find it, it wont let anyone access it. Gives a disc read error. I disabled the controller in device manager and couldnt find anything in the bios for it. I believe the MB is a K7T turbo.
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CallandorCommented:
If you can try the drive as a slave in another desktop, you can verify if the drive is having problems.  Also, try resetting the BIOS to start clean and see if the problems persist.
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jdietrichCommented:
That is, I believe, an MSI board?

A few things:
1 - Make sure that in the boot order in the BIOS you do not have SCSI for either 1,2,3 or other boot devices.  Many of the older mobos used SCSI as the switch for onboard raid.

2 - Enable the raid in device manager and attach your D drive to the raid channel at the bottom of the motherboard.  you can NOT disable the raid on this motherboard, but if you attach the drive set as a SLAVE, it will act as a normal IDE port.  See if you still have issues with the D drive.  If so, I would take Callandors suggestion and try it in another pC or run some disk checks on it.
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bhanukir7Commented:
hi there

it seems u have k7t turbo-R motherboard

and the solution given by the manufacturer is

K7T Turbo-R on-board Promise RAID controller failed to initialize during POST
According PC specifications, BIOS C,D segment size total is 128k for device sharing, in this case , there might be some device which usually the case is VGA using 64k at BIOS C,D segment and Promise ROM is taking 64k too, when USB legacy Support is enabled in the BIOS then to disabled Promise ROM because of not enough resource for share at that time.

Solution:
In the BIOS setup/advanced chipset feature
Disable USB Keyboard Support
Disable USB Mouse Support

USB Keyboard & Mouse Support refer to USB support in DOS mode & has nothing to do with USB support in Windows Operating System.

hope this would help

bhanu
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bostonstausAuthor Commented:
Usb and Keyboard was already disabled. I cant see the D drive which is the original problem. Its trying to use raid and it cant find it so I cant see the D drive all the time. It comes up some time but not alot.
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bhanukir7Commented:
hi there

what u have is ATA raid from the link for ur mother board specifiations is

http://www.msicomputer.com/product/detail_spec/K7T_Limited_Raid.htm

coming to the next part try to open the bios and find an entry for the raid in the 'ADVANCED BIOS FEATURES' OR
'ADANCED CHIPSET FEATURES' IN THAT disable the ata raid.

if u have namde ur second hard disk D as a second partition i.e another partition then i suggest u better check if the drive is shown in ur bios as secondary master or slave. if its being show as secondary master then try to set it as "slave" so try to set these things it will work.  

post back

bhanu
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jdietrichCommented:
Have you tried my suggestion of adding the slave drive to the raid slot on the mobo?
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bostonstausAuthor Commented:
I fixed the raid issue. There was a jumper on the board the let you pick between raid and ide. I just put in on ide and it worked fine. I just split the points among all anwers. Thank you very much for your imput.
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