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IBM 7946-ac1 RAID problem

I have inherited a problem with an IBM Xserver, a x3550m2, with a SR-BR10i RAID controller.  Is there a way to configure the RAID from BIOS during POST.  I have the serveRAID manager on the Windows OS that is running on the server now, but things are really screwed up on the disks.  And the RAID manager will not let me manage the virtual disks.  Hoping there is a way to get into a tool for the RAID controller without booting into this copy of Windows that may be damaged.  And I just want to wipe the RAID config anyway and create new virtual disks but cannot find info online about a way to get into the configuration during POST.  Anyone know how to do this?  thanks
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andyalderCommented:
You should be able to configure it during POST - from the manual...

"Starting the LSI Configuration Utility program To start the LSI Configuration Utility program, complete the following steps: 1. Turn on the server. 2. When the prompt <<< Press <CTRL><C> to start LSI Configuration Utility >>> is displayed, press Ctrl+C. If you have set an administrator password, you are prompted to type the password."

"ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller: Installation and User’s Guide" - 2nd in list on Google, I can't easily post direct links to PDFs.

I believe it's possible to suppress the prompt so try repeatedly hammering <CTRL><C>
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SIDESHOWBLAHAuthor Commented:
Thanks.  I could never get the Ctrl-C thing to work.  But after a lot of searching and Function key hitting, I found something that worked for me anyway. Once the xServe splash screen comes up, I hit F1 for setup.  And once in there, I went under:
System Settings → Adapters and UEFI drivers → LSI Controller and selected BIOS xxxx under the controller and hit Enter and it launched the Controller Manager.  This allowed me to delete Arrays and create new ones and Format drives.
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SIDESHOWBLAHAuthor Commented:
The first comment did not work for me, but may work for others.  So I wanted to select it along with my comment to help anyone else out later.
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