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HP 280 g2 MT

Hi,

i have recently bought a HP 280 g2 MT.

 

I have bought a controller card PCI express (marvell raid controller).

 

The controller  documentation says to press CRTL - M in the POST boot to access RAID controller to configure RAID disk. 

This method doesn't work.

How can I enter in the BIOS CONTROLLER RAID?

 

Thank you

Regards

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DGroves
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you only have a very short time (1-2 sec) where the "CRTL - M" key press is valid so you might want to start doing this over and over just before the bios prompts  for this card

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Thanks for the replay.
I tried to press CTRL-M after PC boots but nothing.

I don't see the Controller bios POST message.

I'll try repeatedly once at home.

 

Thanks.

Regards

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power on the system, then start tapping the ctrl-m keys, by holding down the ctrl key, and constantly tapping the "M" key

 

this will load up the keyboard buffer so that the command is preloaded and will be executed as soon as the bios is ready to receive the command

 

note: if you get a keyboard error, simply ignore or if nessary start the kbd tapping a bit later in the bios startup

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Hello,
i tried to press CTRL-M but doesn't happening nothing.
The PC boots as usually.
The BIOS has a old version. Can it be that I sort with the upgrade?
The only issue to upgrade it is that i haven't Windows OS and hp provides only windows upgrade file.

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your current bios is fine, please do not try flashing as it will not resolve this issue

 

what is the card that you installed model number?

 

question, do you actually have a drive(s) connected to the  controller card?

 

if not,.... then this is why you do not see the ctrl-m prompt

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The chipset is a Marvell 88SE9128.
The controller is a PEXSAT32

In the BIOS settings I see the hard disk
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again,....is a drive connected to the  PEXSAT32 sata port??

 

if no drive is connected to the  PEXSAT32 controller you will not see the ctrl-m prompt

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Yes. It is connected to the pci controller
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then as i said it's all in the timing of when you press ctrl-m

 

again,....power on and hold down the ctrl key and start tapping the "m" key very fast 

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