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Disabling Raid Utility

My raid utility is not listed in the bios and i need to disable it. i installed a 750gb sata drive and the raid utility keeps trying to set up a raid array using 2 drives as one drive. and since there is only 1 drive the thing keeps looking and looking for a second sata drive and my computer is frozen untill i reboot.

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  • gorathtar Jun 25, 2008

    its an asus A7N8X-B DELUX


  • gorathtar Jun 30, 2008

    my mobo was made in around 2002 when satas were still mainly used in raid so there was no feature put on it for disabling raid the newest update for bios for that mobo is for the A7N8X Delux model and my mobo is the A7N8X-B Delux model i am worried that if i install the only bios update offered for that sieres that i will end up loosing my mobo for good.

  • gorathtar Jun 30, 2008

    My raid util offeres 2 types of raid (Raid 0 and Raid 1) but by default its set to do raid 0 using 2 raid drives as if they were 1. and it wont let me change anything untill it finds the second sata and since it cant it is stuck in a never ending search.... untill i force reboot. and if i dont have a sata drive plugged in i am unable to enter the raid util to change raids.

  • gorathtar Jul 03, 2008

    after looking around on the net it doesnt look like asus put a way to disable raid in the early models of my mobo. if the option to turn off raid is not in the bios is there another way to turn off raid without going through bios?

  • Anonymous Aug 14, 2008

    This is just a quick addition to mention that thanks to this brilliant answer I got my computer working.

    Same problem: Previously a RAID setup but after an upgrade I needed to rewipe everything and start with a single HDD. After failing so many times I found this post and found a setting hidden away under the BIOS to disable the RAID. It then worked. Thank you thank you.

    Using ABIT AV8 motherboard (taken from the print on the motherboard).
    BIOS was under the onboard components setting.

    thanks again


  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2009

    I am not computer wise, how do I stop the RAID Utility, in simple spesk please

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Hi under Advanced in your bios is there anything like Raid Rom if so try disableing it then your pc wont look for raid devices and u should be able to boot strieght to your HDD u have installed

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