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Thread: Uninstall Promise on A7V133




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    The Dickhead who owns my system in a fit of madness
    installed the Promise ATA100 BIOS (don't ask why!) onto my
    A7V133 ( BIOS 1006f ) I only have a HDD as primary master
    and my CD as 2ndry master therefore the other 2 IDE slots are empty (the RAID capable ones)
    Problem is this, when I boot I lose 30 odd secs while the Promise chip hunts a non existant drive.Never used to happen before I
    loaded the promise driver. How on earth do you uninstall or disable the bloody thing? I can find a Promise entry under SCSI
    Devices section in my Control Panel-System-Hardware Devices
    area. Do i just hit remove?
    Thanks guys ( & gals):rolleyes:

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    Yes just remove the drivers and disable the hardware in your device manager. :smokin:

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    Thanks Wiggo, but now I still have the"Bios not loaded as no drives connected" message AND windows now tells
    me It has found new Hardware and wants me to find the driver
    for it every time I boot. Specifically a "PCI Mass Storage Device"
    If I hit cancel windows proceeds to load
    normally wtf?
    Thanks

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    Ok head into the BIOS and disable it there also (soz forgot that part). :smokin:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    Ok head into the BIOS and disable it there also (soz forgot that part).

    Also many boards with the Promise controller have onboard jumpers - move the jumper to "disable" and you're set :thumb:
    What came first - Insanity or Society?

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    Ah ha! I always thought the "Disable ATA100" in the BIOS
    referred to the main IDE channels.The things you learn!
    OK so i fixed the Promise controller nag Muchas gracias.
    However ( and now I fear I'm beginging to sound whiney) I
    still have Windows asking for the driver for the "new" hardware
    it thinks it found ever since I zapped the Promise SCSI entry
    in the System-Hardware list. I don't have an "Other Devices"
    section in it which is where apparently "PCI Mass Storage Devices" hang with their mates. I also fear I am off topic in this
    area but as we are in hot pursuit and you guys have done well so far....................................

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    No jumper on the motherboard as well for it? :?:

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    Don't you moderators ever sleep?

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    No such luck Wiggo, the A7V133 has jumpers for choosing ATA100 or RAID0 but not neither.But I'm really
    :confused: here. Why does Bill's baby think I have new hardware
    in the 1st place?

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    Have you disabled it again in the device manager since ya disabled it in the BIOS? :?:
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