Does someone know how I can disable this really annoying RAID message which appears immediately after the standard system checks during bootup:
The reason why the above message annoys the hell out of me is because it takes an extra 5-10 seconds to boot up or after a restart. I get the above boot menu message using the Silicon Image RAID driver + bios flash installed.
I'm getting the message since I recently installed a Silicon Image SiI3512 - PCI to 2 Port SATA150 controller card into my really old motherboard to add a sata storage HDD. The thing is I don't want my new SATA HDD to have raid on it, I'd just prefer to use it as a standard drive.
In windows (XPSP2) I can see the new drive fine so there is no problem there. My Bios doesn't seem to have any option to enable/disable raid drivers so I can't solve it that way (it's a really old mobo, 10 yrs!).
I think the only way to actually stop the message is to 'tinker'/flash with the card's own bios. Silicon Image's support side has both the drivers + bios: http://www.sci-worx.com/support/supportsearchresults.aspx?pid=29&cid=15&ctid=2&osid=0&
I've tried also installing the base driver and the base BIOS instead of the RAID versions. Instead of "Press <Ctrl+S> or F4 to enter RAID utility" appearing at boot up, it says something like:
"SATA primary drive 0 not found
Secondary drive 1 not found
Sil 3512 SATARaid BIOS Version 4.3.534
Copyright (C) 1997-2005 Silicon Image, Inc"
which appears on screen still for 5-10secs.
So evidently, using the base driver/bios still has the message pop up but there is no option to go into a raid setup.
Does this mean it's unlikely I'll be able to remove the message entirely?
There are quite a view google results asking the same question but no solution!