You have an quite old BIOS version. On the newer versions have fixed a number of RAID issues. And for that I strongly advice you to upgrade BIOS.
Find below a link were you will find the latest version.
Let me know if you fix it
The moment I saw the old date I knew I needed to flash it.
But the thing is, I can't. Or it won't. I tried the windows method, and the recovery method.
Still need to try the method of booting from a cd.
And I read somewhere that you can press F7, but it does nothing.
I've used many Intel boards in the past, but I never had any issues!!
ps. raid is working fine at the moment..
Guess what? I just tried the exe method again, and strangely it worked fine!! Did nothing special, same as before!!
The current bios: SGP4510H.86A.0121.2009.0828.1117. (used cpu-z to verify)
The boot problem still persists...
Let me completely explain: The PC turned off, I press the on button. Then after after a few seconds the blue Intel Bios screen shows up. Then it starts to run through a few codes on the bottom right. At the code 'BA', the system hangs. Now only after I press reset will it continue with the rest of the codes, show my raid config, pops back to blue screen for 3sec, and then continue to boot windows. This happens everytime I need to power up...Also when the system perform any kind of restart (except for reset button), it actually turns off for 2 sec and power up again, then I need to press reset again... I'm so fed up. This totaly screws with my comford zone...
Any possible causes?? Fix?
The other thing that bugs me is the fact that my moms "classic series' board has more bios options than my current 'extreme series'.
But other than all that, the system is very stable, it's been a long time since I've seen a Pc this fast.
When you created the RAID the very first time... what RAID drivers you used? From the floopy drive that come with the motherboard? Or you dowload the drivers from Intel Web site?
Find below the latest RAID drivers.
Is problably best if you create the RAID again-as you have a back up and start from 0.
U have a nice system in there!! On a RAID 0 heheeh are you a gamer?
I have the same Motherboard and usually get that mesage when hy external hard drive is connected while booting.
When i disconnect the Hard drive it works.
Also i can't update my bios (same problem you had) using express
The Raid is not the problem. I never used any raid drivers. When you set the Sata ports in the bios to raid, it autoruns a Raid tool to config. And since I installed Vista, it natively supports the raid driver. (I actually downloaded the drivers aswell beforehand just incase) .
But i found the problem with the boot just now!! Check below.
As for gaming, I used to be one about 4years ago. Had a Intel board, P4 2.8GHz 800FSB, 1GB DDR-400 Dual, and a Geforce FX5900, and 80gb..But I gave it to my mon (It retired well and is still as awesome as ever. But it uses onbaord GFX now. That pc is stable as hell. Nothing can crash it.)
Hey ! Thx for the reply, as it is the fix!!
After I tried every possible boot config just now on the boot menu (now its set to disable all except boot from HD), I almost gave up when it struck me that my older amd system had an issue that when I had a external drive attached, windows loaded long after a black screen period of about 2min.
So I unplugged my Seagate Free Agent 500gb, (clustersize 512bytes) and Bam!!! System rebooted in less than 30sec to desktop, and I'm replying now!
I guess the drive is formatted in such a way to try to be a boot device or something eventhough we disable it. I'll play around with formatting it sometime later, to see what causes it to brick the system.
But atleast we know now!!
Thx for your reply!!
When a user running on Intel DP45SG gets a system hang on power on, Bios code 'BA', it is possibly the attached external drive that causes hang.
Unplug it to fix, wait till OS boots, plug it back in.
Every possible boot menu config tried, nothing will fix it. Except for manual in/out.