I'm having an issue with my Dell Precision 490 workstation. Basically when i turn it on, it seems to get through the various POST tests ok, but just before it gets to booting, it says that AHCI BIOS not installed - strike F1 to continue or F2 for setup utility.
I'm basically having the same issues as Question ID: 22824272
Full error message below:
"Controller Bus#00, Device#1F, Function#02: 00 Ports
No device found
AHCI BIOS not installed.
No boot device available-
strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility"
I've tried rebooting the PC, I've tried with both PS/2 and USB keyboards. I've swapped out the SAS controller card with an identical one. I've also removed the BIOS battery but nothing seems to be working.
I would be surprised if the hard drive was dead as the SAS card detects the drive in the POST tests.
I've tried the solutuions in the question ID i referenced above, but that doesn't seem to have made any difference. Does anyone have any other suggestions?