nate Posted December 5, 2006 Posted December 5, 2006 This evening I upgraded the BIOS on my LanParty UT CFX3200-DR to the 7/28/2006 release using WinFlash. After the upgrade, I reconfigured the BIOS to disable the SiI3114 RAID controller and enable the ULi M1575 controller (my configuration before the upgrade). I have two Hitachi Deskstar 250GB SATA drives attached to the ULi controller. These drives are configured as a RAID-1 mirrored pair with Windows XP installed on them (i.e., they are the primary boot drives). After rebooting, I entered the ULi RAID BIOS (v1.22) and saw that the mirrored pair looked fine. However, when I rebooted I got the following error message from Windows XP: DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER Upgrading the BIOS appears to have rendered Windows unable to access my RAID array and hence unable to boot. I never upgraded the Windows XP ULi drivers from the v1.0 drivers that shipped with my motherboard and which I used for the fresh WinXP install on the RAID array. My guess is that the old ULi WinXP drivers are incompatible with the new ULi BIOS. If I boot using the WinXP Setup CD and use the ULi F6 driver disk that shipped with my motherboard (v1.0), I can see the single NTFS partition created on that RAID array. But if I try to actually install Windows on that NTFS partition, Windows setup informs me that "this disk does not contain a Windows XP-compatible partition." It's weird that setup can detect the partition but cannot use it; again, I'm guessing that my old Windows driver is incompatible with the newer BIOS. How do I get out of this? Is my best bet to flash the ULi BIOS back to an older revision (425, 417, or even 328)? If that works, should I then update the Windows driver to the latest ULi drivers and then trying flying to the current ULi BIOS? I guess I'm not clear on the correct procedure for flashing the RAID BIOS and upgrading the RAID drivers on an existing Windows XP install (as opposed to a new install). Many thanks in advance! ________________________________________________________________ DFI LanpartyUT CFX3200-DR 939 (BIOS 7/28/2006) AMD Athonl64 X2 4200+ 2.2G Manchester 2x AMPO 1GB 184-pin DDR 400 (PC3200) Gigabyte VGA 1300 GV-RX13128D-RH R (ATI Radeon X1300 w/ 128MB GDDR2) Hitachi Deskstar T7K250 (250GB 7200RPM SATA, model #HDS722525VLSA80) Cooler Master RS-500-PCAR eXtremePower 600W Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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