Sil Image 0680 - ATA/133 - confirmation dialog on startup

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by simonwheatley, May 12, 2005.

  1. simonwheatley

    simonwheatley OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Hi

    I have one drive on a Sil Image 0680 - ATA/133. Every time I reboot, I have to confirm a screen as follows:
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    Sil 0680 ATA/133 Controller BIOS Version 3.0.93
    Press F3 to enter configuration utility
    Primary channel  (blah)
    Secondary channel (blah)
    Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility
    This dialog is mostly pointless, I 'd prefer to skip right through it somehow. Does anyone know how?

    TIA

    S
     
  2. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    That is your SIL card POSTing. Cannot disable it. Only disable by removing card.

    Heeter
     
  3. simonwheatley

    simonwheatley OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Presumably most cards do not do this, can you recommend another?
     
  4. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Well,

    There is really only two PCI ATA/RAID chipset makers out there, Promise and Silicon Image Limited (SIL), and they both POST during startup. I have/had several different variations of both and they always POSTed. Maybe your PCI board maker might have put something to select in the config utility, but I doubt it.

    On a side note, VIA, NVidia and INTEL all make ATA chipsets as well, but they restrict themselves to onboard the motherboard. They POST as well during startup.

    Heeter
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2005