Strange massages



Scar
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
Today when my computer was running ,suddenly rebooted by itself.
Now every time I start it I get massage before Windows loads " No drives
attached to fasttrack controller '
Than another one "No device found. Bios not installed "
After Windows are loaded I get another massage about finding new hardware
and to install driver for it.
It is driver for RAID .
I did not installed any hardware recently and I do not use RAID for my
drives.
I tried to play with Bios ( which I supposedly do not have installed ) to no
avail.

Help needed and appreciated

Thanks
Chuck
P4 2.8 AsusP4P800-E , WinXPsp2 Pro. , 120Sata + 80ata drives

Jonybrv
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
Access BIOS, look for an option which resets the values to defaults. Save
and exit BIOS.
--
Jonybrv


"Scar" wrote:

> Today when my computer was running ,suddenly rebooted by itself.
> Now every time I start it I get massage before Windows loads " No drives
> attached to fasttrack controller '
> Than another one "No device found. Bios not installed "
> After Windows are loaded I get another massage about finding new hardware
> and to install driver for it.
> It is driver for RAID .
> I did not installed any hardware recently and I do not use RAID for my
> drives.
> I tried to play with Bios ( which I supposedly do not have installed ) to no
> avail.
>
> Help needed and appreciated
>
> Thanks
> Chuck
> P4 2.8 AsusP4P800-E , WinXPsp2 Pro. , 120Sata + 80ata drives
>
>
>

Steve N.
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
Scar wrote:

> Today when my computer was running ,suddenly rebooted by itself.
> Now every time I start it I get massage before Windows loads " No drives
> attached to fasttrack controller '
> Than another one "No device found. Bios not installed "
> After Windows are loaded I get another massage about finding new hardware
> and to install driver for it.
> It is driver for RAID .
> I did not installed any hardware recently and I do not use RAID for my
> drives.
> I tried to play with Bios ( which I supposedly do not have installed ) to no
> avail.
>
> Help needed and appreciated
>
> Thanks
> Chuck
> P4 2.8 AsusP4P800-E , WinXPsp2 Pro. , 120Sata + 80ata drives
>
>

This has nothing to do with the motherboard BIOS but the BIOS on your
SATA controller. It means it did not detect a drive attached to it and
therefore did not install its BIOS into memory space. Check your SATA
drive connections. Hopefully that's all it is.

Steve

Bob Knowlden
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
"No device found. BIOS not installed" is a message from the Promise RAID
controller on the P4P800-E, which has its own BIOS. It's the usual message
when there are no drives attached to the Promise controller. I assume that
you have your SATA drives connected to the controller provided with the
mainboard's 865PE chipset.

If you're not using the Promise controller, I expect that it can be disabled
in the BIOS settings (for the mainboard). That will save you a few seconds
at boot time, and it ought to keep XP from requesting drivers for the
Promise controller.

The only question is what reset the mainboard's BIOS settings. If the
P4P800-E is like my A8V, the Promise controller is enabled in the BIOS by
default.


Address scrambled. Replace nkbob with bobkn.

"Scar" <NoBody@home> wrote in message
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> Today when my computer was running ,suddenly rebooted by itself.
> Now every time I start it I get massage before Windows loads " No drives
> attached to fasttrack controller '
> Than another one "No device found. Bios not installed "
> After Windows are loaded I get another massage about finding new hardware
> and to install driver for it.
> It is driver for RAID .
> I did not installed any hardware recently and I do not use RAID for my
> drives.
> I tried to play with Bios ( which I supposedly do not have installed ) to
> no avail.
>
> Help needed and appreciated
>
> Thanks
> Chuck
> P4 2.8 AsusP4P800-E , WinXPsp2 Pro. , 120Sata + 80ata drives
>


Strange massages