Why "BIOS is not installed" message during startup?

Posted on 2008-06-25
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
During startup i get the "BIOS is not installed" message but XP loads and computer seems to run OK except that it is slow.

Any ideas why this message appears?

I aslo have a System error flag showing a RAID Controller error.  I'm running Serial ATA single drive formatted  as three drives


Question by:katzwhite
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cuziyq earned 2000 total points
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You are getting the error because there is some SCSI or RAID controller in your system that has no drives attached to it.  Go into the system BIOS and disable any controllers you are not using.
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I started to write my own thing about the BIOS message, but felt that this is as good :)


The RAID controller error could also be an anomaly if you are not using RAID or if you have more than one RAID controller and are only using one.  aAthough I don't usually see an error with a spare controller in the box.  What specifically is the RAID controller error?

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Disabling the Promise Controller stopped the message and the error flag.

Computer is still slow but will address that later.

Thanks for the assist

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