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Scrambled BIOS Setup on MS-6570 MSI K7N2G-ILSR Motherboard

Having once setup SATA RAID 1 (mirrored) I then had a number of problems caused mainly by using XXCLONE which setup a dual boot partition which was not compatible with RAID.
I tried to resolve this myself by uninstalling XXCLONE but this left behind the XXCLONE partition and half a RAID.
The result is when I switch on most of the BIOS Setup does not show and I am unable to get into any control, DEL,F8, F12, etc. Just nothing. until it reaches the partition choice (which is disabled) and after the 20second count down it continues into an unstable XP.
I appreciate that this is a horrible pot mess but all I want to do is wipe the slate totally clean, setup the BIOS again and do a clean install

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  • raf_penguin Feb 09, 2010

    Thanks Mike, I followed your advice but all was in vain because the uninstall was successfull with regard to all traces in Disk Manager, completely empty. There is still the dual boot shown during boot up but only the boot into XP functions and then only after the count down time for choice. Press Enter has no effect. I am still open to any advice. Cheers

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If you are using windows XP for you're operating system you can use MS disk manager to delete the XXCLONE partition. Click the start button, click run and type in; diskmgmt.msc
Once in disk manager use the help button as you're guide.

Cheers'
Mike

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    Mike Peluso Feb 10, 2010

    Ok, lets see if this will work for you. Shut down you're system, unplug the power cord from the power supply. Open you're manual to page 2-31. Follow the instruction to, Clear CMOS Jumper: JBAT1. Wait about a 45 seconds and re-seat the jumper back to pins 1 and 2. This should set the bios back to its default settings.

    Re-connect everything. Boot you're system and press the F5 key every two seconds. This is what should load;


    Choose Safe mode. Once in safe mode. At the root of C:\ find the boot.ini file, right click on it once - from the pop-up windows click on properties. Remove the green check mark from the box, Read-only. Than open the boot.ini file by double left clicking on it.

    Copy what I have listed below into you're Boot.ini

    (Replacing you're Boot.ini):

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer



    Save as: Boot.ini ( If you're windows is home edition replace the a

    the word, Professional with Home Edition).

    Now if all this doesn't fix / remove the XXclone partition I'm left with one other choice. Download the HDD manufactures tools software.

    Example: If you're drive was made by Seagate or Maxtor, download;

    Download SeaTools for DOS now For Western Digital SATA drives; Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS (CD)

    With these software programs you can create a bootable floppy disk or bootable CD to boot to you're HDD, (While is a Dos like mode). "You can delete unwanted partitions in you're case", but these programs can do so much more when setting up a new drive. Link to you're motherboard; http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=prodde...

    Lastly, if it comes to wiping the drive completely use the manufactures software. If you have a UBS mini drive to backup file than back up these folders;

    C:\Documents and Settings\ User name\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book
    C:\Documents and Settings\ User name\Desktop
    C:\Documents and Settings\ User name\Favorites
    C:\Documents and Settings\ User name\Local Settings\Identities
    C:\Documents and Settings\ User name\My Documents

    This includes 99.5% of all you're data.



    Good luck raf!

    Mike

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