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07-30-2009 09:54 PM - edited 07-31-2009 12:20 AM
My son purchased a refurbed m9350f. All was well until the Seagate hard drive failed (firmware problem). I replaced the hard drive with a WD 1 Terrabyte. Problem is now I can't get the recovery software to finish setting up. Everything seems to goes well , all the disks load, it says recovery complete, the system reboots, the partition manager runs, then I either get a memory error, or it just never finishes.
Also, I need to know how the raid should be set up, if I enable raid in bios, I get the "Blue Screen of Death" as soon as the first recovery disc starts. By default I believe raid is enabled in bios, but I can't get any configuration of raid to work, I'm not sure how to set up raid with one hard disk. So therefore I have set the SATA port to IDE mode. What settings should I use in Media Shield (raid configuration)?
I know all the hardware is OK because I was able to load Ubuntu 9.04 and everything worked fine at first boot.
Also, I have not been able to load Windows 7 beta, I just stops responding.
07-30-2009 11:59 PM
07-31-2009 12:43 AM
I don't think there is a BIOS password, I can access all the settings, but I could clear the BIOS to make sure. I will try setting the SATA port to ACHI also, willing to try anything at this point. I have built many computers, and never had this much trouble, I guess I should have just built one for my son , but this one seemed like such a good deal at the refurbed price.
07-31-2009 05:48 AM