Mar 28, 2018 - Unfortunately still need to drop a Windows XP SP3 image on our new Dell Latitude laptops (E6x20). I ran into some issues trying to determine. Windows 10 upgrade - Intel C600 storage controller issue My computer is a Dell T3600 with RAID capability, even though I have only one hard drive. The hard drive is connected to the 'HDD0' port, which is used with RAID. Oct 8, 2017 - Boot to Windows with your current SATA controller configuration; Open Device. The driver works but is a legacy driver. The driver is designed for Windows XP 32 bit. It allowed Server 2003 to see the drives but did not allow any RAID functions.(May have been able to tweak it. The Problem is that BIOS recognises the Controller but the controller menu (Ctrl + R) doesn't recognise any of the drives (RAID enabled in the BIOS SATA options). I've tried to put the drivers on usb stick while installing windows 7 but the OS didn't recognise the drivers either.
My computer is a Dell T3600 with RAID capability, even though I have only one hard drive. The hard drive is connected to the 'HDD0' port, which is used with RAID. The DVD-R/W drive is connected to the 'SATA0' port.
At first, I could not upgrade from Win 7 to Win 10, because Win 10 could not see the HDD0 port. I asked Dell support. They said to connect the hard drive to the SATA0 port, and the DVD drive to the SATA1 port. Windows 7 took that in stride, after a reboot due to the hardware change. I was able to upgrade to Win 10.
Now I wanted to move the drive back to the HDD0 port. I was able to do so after getting a link for a driver from Dell. In Win 10's Device Manager, the RAID controller was shown without a driver, which I installed after downloading it from the Dell link. So, after accomplishing that, my hard drive is back on the HDD0 port, and the DVD drive is back on the SATA0 port.
Now - here is my issue. When the hard drive was on the SATA0 port, the boot sequence was Dell BIOS screen, black screen, black screen with Windows logo, black screen, gray-green screen, login screen. With the hard drive on the HDD0 port, the boot sequence is Dell BIOS screen, black screen, black screen with Windows logo, black screen, black screen with Windows logo, black screen, gray-green screen, login screen. It appears that Windows is testing, and waiting for a timeout on, the SATA0 port before trying the HDD0 port, where it succeeds. I tried disabling the SATA port by removing its driver in Device Manager, then disabling the port in the Dell BIOS. The delay still happens.
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How can I get Windows to go direct to the HDD0 port to boot, and to skip the SATA port? Dell Support has told me, in effect, 'that's the way it works', because they don't understand Windows enough.