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post #1 of 18
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Hi Guys,

Before I start, please avoid any comments about "Why didn't you get this type or that type". Thanks guys

I bought the RocketRaid 2300 v2 4 Channel yesterday along with four 2TB drives to put into RAID10 as storage.

Formatted as GPT, everything is working fine, nice and stable efficient storage for work and files. However, when I come to reboot, if the drives are plugged in, It gets stuck as a screen just after the rockraid bios with just a blinking line on it. I have to unplug the drives, restart, boot into windows, attach drives and rescan to get it back on. Not really the easiest way.

Why won't it get into windows with them attached despite them being nothing but storage? what can I do to fix this?
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post #2 of 18
Is there an option to disable the RocketRAID BIOS? If so do this - it may be that you run out of option ROM on boot because your board sets up the RAID card as a bootable device even though you aren't trying to boot from it. Also disable PXE boot on any NICs in the system.

If this doesn't work try changing the slot the card is in too.
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Is there an option to disable the RocketRAID BIOS? If so do this - it may be that you run out of option ROM on boot because your board sets up the RAID card as a bootable device even though you aren't trying to boot from it. Also disable PXE boot on any NICs in the system.

If this doesn't work try changing the slot the card is in too.

Nope, no option in my mobo bios or the RR bios to disable it... or set any boot devices, literally the only thing in the RR bios is the raid creation, editing, deleting, view devices and staggered spinn.
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Some motherboards may be unable to load the card's BIOS into memory, especially if other devices (such as onboard RAID or SCSI controllers) are active.This could prevent the card, or other device, from booting the system
If these additional controllers are not needed, try disabling them using the motherboard's BIOS menu.
If this is not an option, press the "End" key when the host adapter's BIOS is first displayed - this will cancel the card's BIOS load.
This should prompt the motherboard to skip the host adapter card, and proceed to the next device.Arrays and disks attached to the card will still be accessible through the operating system.
To avoid pressing the "End" during every boot session, try disabling some of the card's BIOS features.To do so, flash (upgrade) the card's BIOS, and access the BIOS sub-menu.
If you intend to boot from the host adapter card, disable the option listed as "Reallocate EBDA".If you do not need to boot from the host adapter card, disable both the "Reallocate EBDA" and "INT13" options. For more information about this upgrade procedure, please download the BIOS User Manual posted at this link:
http://www.highpoint-tech.com/China/faq_rr2300c.htm

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post #5 of 18
I tried disabling "Reallocate EBDA" and "INT13" options in the bios flash options (and flashed it), but the rocketraid bios screen still pops up everytime I startup.

Any ideas?
post #6 of 18
Yay, it works for me. Before I have to wait 45s of black screen for the POST screen to appear, now it's only a couple seconds. I have RocketRAID 2322.
post #7 of 18
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I tried disabling "Reallocate EBDA" and "INT13" options in the bios flash options (and flashed it), but the rocketraid bios screen still pops up everytime I startup.

Any ideas?

I have the exact same problem, tried in Windows, tried in DOS. With serveral settings and versions, but BIOS window keeps showing up. Slows my boot with 30s!!! I hate this RocketRaid but need the extra ports.
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Yay, it works for me. Before I have to wait 45s of black screen for the POST screen to appear, now it's only a couple seconds. I have RocketRAID 2322.

What did you do exactly to fix it?
I have RR2300

Thanks in advance
post #8 of 18
Try to use the load.exe under DOS and type the command:>load.exe /e 0=0 rrxxx.xxx(the name of bios image file)

That's what I believe worked for me, but it's been a few years since I've had to deal with this. The card has worked great ever since.
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by dpignot2 View Post

Try to use the load.exe under DOS and type the command:>load.exe /e 0=0 rrxxx.xxx(the name of bios image file)

Thanks, I'll try this. Any idea what the /e parameter does? I don't find it in the RR documentation.
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Try to use the load.exe under DOS and type the command:>load.exe /e 0=0 rrxxx.xxx

WOW! it just worked!!!! thank you sooo very much for this solution. googling for 3 years to find it, tried so many things and nothing said something about an /e parameter...
still wondering how you found this.. but thanks again.

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