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Powerspec 9201 Im trying to reset the bios to default so i can disable the raid. I want to use a regular SDD hard drive and my windows but i cant find a way to do it. Please help

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With your computer unplugged and all devices unplugged, open the case and find the button cell battery. To remove, simply depress the tab holding it in and the battery should pop out. Leave out for a few minutes and put battery back in by pushing on it with gentle pressure, it should make a click sound. Then hook it all back up and go in to bios and activate the raid function.

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Are you trying to set up a raid configuration? If not I would reformat using the 98 disk and reinstall. (You may be able to skip installing 98, try installing xp first and it should ask for the disk containing the software (win98) that qualifies for the upgrade.

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First things first. I believe your computer has a recovery disk. Which is applicable to Vista. If you want to downgrade the operating system from Vista to XP you need to check your hardware settings. Now for this problem, my suggestion is try replacing your hard drive. Because as far as I know the hardwares installed in your motherboard is ok. But your hard drive is not in good shape. After replacing your hard drive perform your installation of XP. And then observe.
If problem still occurs, please let us know.

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