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    Default Strange problem with X58A-OC and LSI 9260 array

    On my X58A-OC with F5b Bios, running Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I have setup a partition which I transfered from one drive to another and now my boot partition is on an SSD Raid array connected to an LSI 9260 controller.

    Here is what is funky:

    If I boot the computer with the RAID Array first, the computer will just hang there. No message no nothing after the Verify DMI Pool message.

    If I setup my computer to boot from CD first and the the RAID Array second and with a bootable CD in the drive, the BIOS will display the "Press any key to boot from CD" If I don't touch anything, then windows will load just fine when the boot sequence switches to the RAID Array.

    It would all sound like I have a RAID Card problem until I ran into this:
    If I put no CD in the CDROM Drive, then the computer will hang on a little longer on after the DMI verify message and Windows will start trying to boot from the RAID array and post "Winload.exe is corrupt or missing" message with error code 0xc0000001e.
    I have tried all the startup repairs which found nothing wrong, visited all the bcdedit tricks as well as all the bootrec (all 4 of them).
    The more I look at it the more it looks like the problem has something to do with the boot letter assignment and boot drive sequence in the BIOS of either the motherboard or the LSI card. Anybody from Gigabyte around here? I found a workaround but I am wondering what is going on.

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    Default Re: Strange problem with X58A-OC and LSI 9260 array

    With raid enabled and boot order set to hhd first then cdrom. Make sure you set hdd boot order also if you have other drives attached.
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    Default Re: Strange problem with X58A-OC and LSI 9260 array

    Quote Originally Posted by Acebmxer View Post
    With raid enabled and boot order set to hhd first then cdrom. Make sure you set hdd boot order also if you have other drives attached.
    Thanks. Yes I have done that. If I do not set the correct array first the BIOS will say that there is no bootable drive and ask me to reboot. If I set it to the correct array, the BIOS will just hang there and not go any further. No message no nothing. Ctrl Alt Del is the only way out.
    I have now also tested the F12 option boot menu and it will give me the Winload.exe problem exactly the same as when I set the CD-ROM first without a CD in the drive.
    I even tested a CD with Gparted in. If in the bootmenu of the CD, I tell it to just skip the CD and continue the boot sequence, Windows will load fine...
    This is really weird.

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    Have you tried reflashing the bios but untick the keep dmi pool data box then flash,maybe it needs to rebuild the dmi pool data,set the array as first boot after flashing
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    Default Re: Strange problem with X58A-OC and LSI 9260 array

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    Have you tried reflashing the bios but untick the keep dmi pool data box then flash,maybe it needs to rebuild the dmi pool data,set the array as first boot after flashing
    Oh This is the best suggestion I have heard this far. Where is the option where I can change the DMI pool data box? I have only been using Qflash to flash the BIOS.

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    It should be in the qflash menu,a tiny box,you tick/untick it so that it doesn't keep dmi pool data,then go ahead and flash
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    Default Re: Strange problem with X58A-OC and LSI 9260 array

    Also try setting boot order to hdd, none, none. if need to boot to cd press F12 for boot menu. Make sure quick boot is disabled.
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    Well, I tried but the Qflash on the X58A-OC does not have any checkbox for me to wipe the DMI data. I reflashed anyway but nothing changed... except when I setup the boot order to hard drive first, the BIOS no longer hangs and it does try to boot from it.
    I screwed around with the different ICH10R modes (IDE/AHCI/RAID) and accidentally changed the the hardrive boot order while doing it.
    I have 3 drives on my rig: 1 SSD, 1 HDD and the RAID array on the LSI card.
    The RAID array I wanted to boot from accidentally was put as third and... it booted fine. The other two drives are not bootable. How weird!
    I have now been able to get rid of the "CD ROM first" boot but I have to set my bootable drive as the third one in the lineup in order for it not to show the Winload.exe missing or corrupted problem. It looks to me like the BIOS and the OS do not have matching drive IDs and that the OS somehow during bootup is looking for this file on a different drive than the one it is booting from. The BCDedit data has everything under drive C: though and changing boot order changes the drive IDs in the BIOS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafale View Post
    Well, I tried but the Qflash on the X58A-OC does not have any checkbox for me to wipe the DMI data. I reflashed anyway but nothing changed... except when I setup the boot order to hard drive first, the BIOS no longer hangs and it does try to boot from it.
    I screwed around with the different ICH10R modes (IDE/AHCI/RAID) and accidentally changed the the hardrive boot order while doing it.
    I have 3 drives on my rig: 1 SSD, 1 HDD and the RAID array on the LSI card.
    The RAID array I wanted to boot from accidentally was put as third and... it booted fine. The other two drives are not bootable. How weird!
    I have now been able to get rid of the "CD ROM first" boot but I have to set my bootable drive as the third one in the lineup in order for it not to show the Winload.exe missing or corrupted problem. It looks to me like the BIOS and the OS do not have matching drive IDs and that the OS somehow during bootup is looking for this file on a different drive than the one it is booting from. The BCDedit data has everything under drive C: though and changing boot order changes the drive IDs in the BIOS.
    I dont have that board but when you enter q-flash the option for "keep DMI Pool Data" is on the main screen see pic. http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...ash-guide.html set that to disabled.

    Another thing you can try.. One of the screen I dont remember where you can set HDD delay. This will give a 2 sec - 5 sec boot delay when detecting hdd's may help with booting.

    If you remove all drives from the system, except for the raid array (which has your os on it correct) will the system boot up?
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    Default Re: Strange problem with X58A-OC and LSI 9260 array

    Removing all the othe drives was what I was going to do next but I had to go to sleep. I will test this today.

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