Asus P6T Deluxe V2 Raid/AHCI Mode not working

Posted on 2009-12-27
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I had a Asus P6T Deluxe V2 motherboard which went for warranty. In the mean time I purchased a new one because I could not afford the wait. When the mother board came after the warranty I decided to replace my Asus P5W Deluxe with this one. My previous Windows Vista was picked up by the new motherboard I just had to get it validated by Microsoft. However my previous motherboard was configured for a Raid/AHCI configuration and this motherboard by default had SATA configured as IDE. I therefore changed the configuration  of the SATA to Raid. But when ever I do that the motherboard after starting and after the initial screens stalls and then gives a blank screen. I in fact also wanted to install Windows Seven but on a Raid/AHCI configuration. I can only get the screen back after removing the motherboard cell and reverting the SATA to its default value of IDE.
What has gone wrong? Is this motherboard once again faulty or this motherboard only supports SATA as IDE or whatever
Question by:SALEM586
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Asus login and Express Gate come and then there is a black screen which means that the motherboard is working but there are some bios adjustments maybe
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Did the motherboard come with Windows7 drivers, and did you do the F6 thing to install the drivers at boot time?  

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This motherboard is Windows Seven compatible. If the SATA is not set at IDE mode i.e is set at either Raid or AHCI mode after the Asuus login and Express Gate the monitor then gives a blank screen. THis is irrespective of whether I want to login to Windows Vista or  to set up Windows 7. So I cannot do anything
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There are three SATA drives and on one of them [Raptor 74 GB] Vista is installed. There is a SCSI drive also and the bios says that is configured as raid.

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The bios gives out the SATA drives and for the SCSI Seagate drive it gives as Raid: 04, 39320 A: 0. When I disconnected the SCSI cable the motherboard did not give a healthy beep but a series of beeps and did not boot. After reconnecting the SCSI cable it gave a short beep and booted but with the default values. Has this SCSI raid got to do anything with the SATA raid not functioning. Is there a way of removing the raid from the SCSI drive. It is only a single SCSI drive. My only purpose of getting the SATA on raid is that AHCI is a subset of raid and this mode supports NCQ and hot swap of SATA drives and perhaps makes the SATA more acessible and faster.

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To me it is hard to believe that no expert has used Asus P6T Deluxe or its later version V2. And I bet that they configured SATA as raid or AHCI except in the case if they were booting from SCSI or SAS drives when SATA drive mode becomes irrevalent.
 I have already have a Asus P6T Deluxe V2 on which there are 3 SCSI drives installed and on each a different system is installed i.e. XP, Vista and Seven. I did not need to change SATA from its default setting IDE Mode.
 One moderator is suggesting that I delete the question as no expert has further commented. The point is that I have a feeling that experts volunteer to comment when there are straight answers but when there are no straight answers and things are out of the ordinary and complicated they shy away. I am reluctant to delete my own questions and it is also not good for the forum that no expert comments and then I am and others are forced to delete a question. Ultimately I may have to.
 And this forum is not entirely free I do pay about USD12 per month or so. I know there are sites where experts demand to be paid by the hour USD20 or USD30 and then a lump sum on sucess. Even Microsoft charges about USD 60/- per query. This is the beauty of  this forum/exchange I only hope and desire that our experts become more motivated and more altrustic to help those brethern like me who are not experts of IT and computers.

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I also contacted Asus Support who advised me to update to the latest bios. And if the problem still persists RMA this motherboard as well. I upgraded the bios to the latest 0707  Dated Dec 30 2009 but however the problem remained. I think there may be a conflict with the SCSI drive with the configuration of SATA Drives as raid/AHCI. I do not want to RMA this motherboard as well the distributor will not be very happy to do it and there is a likelyhood minus the SCSI drive and all the paraphernalia the motherboard may afterall go to the Raid mode. I can install Windows Seven on the SCSI drive and be contented to see the SATA drives in the IDE mode. I would have liked if any expert had configured this motherboard SATA drive in the raid mode minus or plus with the SCSI or SAS. Any how I think this is the solution and I wish to close this case

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