Promise Fastrak setup prompt disable ?

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Lars-Erik Østerud, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. When using the Promise Fastrak S-ATA raid controller on the P4PE you
    are always presented with the "Press (ctrl-f) for setup" prompt and a
    long pause at boot. There is no password if you press Ctrl-F, and
    inside the raid setup one can really mess up things.

    Is there a way to disable the setup-prompt, the pause and/or password
    protect it (like on SCSI-controllers). My PC is used bt more people
    than me, and I'm a bit worried that someone should mess up things :-(
    Lars-Erik Østerud, Nov 2, 2004
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  2. I think not !

    If the bios of the fasttrack does not have an option with password.

    Take a backup-image of the C-drive, on a single harddisk with no raid.
    Drive-image can handle raid drives.

    Else I would say that raid0 is not suitable for a PC with such users.
    It implies a risk for the performance it gives.

    I see you use windows 98. Really ? just a 6 year old OS. Win2k and XP
    offer a much nicer setup with multiple desktops, one for each user, -
    separate log-in.

    best regards

    JK (at mail dot dk), Nov 2, 2004
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  3. JK (at mail dot dk) skrev:
    I don't use it for RAID, I only have one drive on it.
    So maybe there is nothing to mess up from the BIOS anyway :)
    And much more resource hogs, and icompability (I have XP installed on
    partition 2, but until I get all programs working, I'll keep 98se :)
    Lars-Erik Østerud, Nov 2, 2004
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