Register Now!

To Get More Info and Daily Reward.

Please login or register.
Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Z77 Mpower + bios 17.3 + RAID = cannot boot on SATA !  (Read 2270 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

daidai67Topic starter

  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2


I just have updated the bios to the 17.3 version (7751vH3) and I'm not able to boot on any sata drive connected. My initial setup was a samsung 830 SSD connected on port 0 and 3 WD Caviar "Green" HDD connected on port 2, 3, and 4. Once I updated the bios (and Intel ME), the post boot raid setup disappear (ok we can find it directly in the bios...)  and the samsung SSD, which was not in any RAID setup was not recognized anymore. Putting back in ahci mode will allow me to boot on the SDD, but of course without my raid5 setup.

Unfortunately, I even cannot use any raid(0-1-5) scenario (even without the SSD) as it seems that windows installation (once the intel raid driver installed) won't recognize it as a bootable device, preventing me to install it.

Am I the only one experiencing this ? I believed that a SSD + 2*RAID0 HDD is not so uncommon, or did I something wrong ?

Thanks for your help ;-)

Froggy Gremlin

  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 11111
  • Master Air OC'er
« Reply #1 on: 04-October-12, 10:39:07 »

Recommend to switch to BIOS chip B and see if everything is able to be set up again as before the flash. Flash the A chip back to the original one or the newest Beta listed here;

>> Beta BIOS's <<

Also, be sure to contact MSI Technical of this;

>> How To Contact MSI <<
The Last Hoorah! I Had Retired From All This! Can't Believe I'm Really Doing A Platform Test One More Time!  :shocked:

Z97 Gaming 7, 4790k, Zalman CNPS9900Max-R, Corsair AX-850, Corsair Dominator Platinum 2800's, WD 600 SATA III V.Raptor, Lite-On iHAS 424, GTX 680's In SLI, Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty Champion, Win 7 Ultimate 64 Bit    

Life Can Be Very Fulfilling Without Win 8/8.1, SSD's (Exception: Testing PCI-E M.2), RAID, Current AMD GPU's, G.Skill RAM, Hackers, Crackers, & Crypto Mining!



  • MSI HQ Red Rockets Team Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8602
  • Salisbury MD
« Reply #2 on: 04-October-12, 13:04:15 »

Also, that is a new product and there are a ton of beta bios:

Make sure to use the forum flash tool.

Since you have multi bios, try to flash with out switching the bios. If it doesn't work see:

You have a true hardware switch on that board follow the directions for the z77a-gd80 &x58 ( I need to add the mpower)
Make sure to select a "best" answer once your issue has been resolved!
Mainboard: X79A-GD65 (8D)
CPU: I7-3930K
Setting: 4.5Ghz enhanced turbo w/ speed step functioning.
Memory: Corsair Dominator 2133 CL:9  1.5v 4x4gb
Setting: 2400 CL:10
VGA: 2 x GTX 780Ti Gaming 3G (SLI)
No Overclock other than default
PSU: Corsair AX1200i 12v: 100.1 Amps
SSD: Corsair GS 256GB
Corsair Link
Cooling: Corsair H100I

daidai67Topic starter

  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2
« Reply #3 on: 08-October-12, 15:29:11 »

Hi, YEs I finally used the H44 beta bios and everything is working fine now...

It seems that you must use UEFI mode to boot and install windows using RAID mode with 17.3 official release (that's what technical support told me...)

Anyway, thanks for the help
Pages: [1]   Go Up

We have updated our Privacy Policy. View our new Privacy Policy, Terms of Use and Cookie Policy here.