I have recently built my first PC, with an Asus AV733 motherboard (with RAID support) and Windows XP installed.
On boot up I keep getting a message "scanning IDE drives" followed by an error message "No array is defined". It usggests I press control-F to enter the fast build utility to define the array. However, on doing this, another error message appears along the lines of "unable to find disc. Check cable and power connections". I am unabl3e to choose any of the options such as auto configure array.
The thing is, I have only one hard disc in the machine, so I would only expect it to find one IDE drive. Is the array only relevant where one has 2 IDE drives? Do I need to disable the RAID controller if I have only one drive and if so how do I do this?
I did go through the BIOS settings to see if there was anything obvious in there but was unable to find anything that resolved the error message. However I will have another look in light of this advice, so thanks for that.
Is it possible I need to do something physically to the motherboard? I have a feeling that there might be something on there that overrides the BIOS settings anyway.
If I don't do anything the machine does eventually proceed to boot up regardless but it takes quite a long time.
hello some mobo,s have jumper settings to enable raid as well as a bios setting. try clicking on items in bios menu and seee if a sub menu comes up often times in window on right side.allso goto mobo makers sight and d/l manual. have a nice day