RE: Vista won't startup unless I hit F8 at post and select raid ar
Thanks for response. Figured it out. Somehow the bios had selected my
external drive as the bootdisk. I simply changed it to my raid array and it
boots fine now.
> Hi srfisch1,
> When you next boot up your PC, enter your BIOS. Does it show the correct
> time and date? If not then the battery that maintains your BIOS settings
> (including those for RAID) might need replacing. These are usually button
> cells type CR2032, but check your motherboard's manual first.
> "srfisch1" wrote:
> > Installed an additional 2 gigs of memory (originally 2 gigs of same DDR2 800)
> > and found Vista to be VERY slow to start up. Installed update KB929777 as
> > memory over 3 gigs can cause problems with Vista per Microsoft.com. Didn't
> > help. Right after this I could get Vista to the sign on screen, but then it
> > would do nothing after signing on. Only a black screen. Still could move
> > mouse pointer, but nothing else happened. Pulled new memory, leaving
> > original 2 gigs, and now PC can't find find bootdisk at startup. I've reset
> > the bios to default with no luck and enabled raid. Still can't find
> > bootdisk. I popped in the Vista DVD and selected system restore to go back
> > 10 days. Still no bootdisk found. Now it does work when I hit F8 at post
> > and select my striped raid array. Vista starts up just fine then. Once this
> > is done there seems to be no performance problems, so I don't think its a
> > hardware problem (even ran memory test off Vista DVD and memory tested fine),
> > but I'm not sure. Any ideas what is causing this and how to fix it? Thanks!