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Remove raid to allow installation of sata

Gigabyte ga-8pe800 ultra.
installed raid by mistake now i cannot find a way to remove it. i want to set up sata hdd. if i try to load from the gigabyte supplied disk the sata facility is 'greyed out'.

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  • duvalLIER Oct 20, 2008

    missed the raid switch in bios.thanks

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Hello,

REset your Bios setting ..and then boot your computer to safe mode and then remove the raid installation from the add/remove programs....do not boot your computer from the utility disk.

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