•  dan99t
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I had Dell XPS 8300 Desktop & had bought & Installed Windows-7 ( Ultimate ) on it's 500 GB HDD.

I gave that system to my relative except Hard Drive.

Now I bought Dell T-7500 Workstation with only DOS installed on it's hard drive to save some money & because I already have Windows-7 ( Ultimate ) DVD.

I took out the hard drive with DOS from the workstation & replaced it with the hard drive that I had in XPS with Win-7 already installed.

I then tried to boot it in the workstation but it wouldn't boot & gave error messages.

So I formatted the OS Partition & fresh installed Windows-7. Now it does load Windows -7 but first it goes thru some other commands as follows when I start the system.

Dell SAS 6 Host Bus Adapter BIOS
MPTBIOS ( 2008.08.06 )
Press Ctrl – C to run SAS Configuration Utility
Searching for Devices at HBA 0…..
Dell MPT Boot ROM Successfully installed

Then it loads Windows-7.

All of above happens on its own, I don't touch anything.

So what is going on & what do I have to do get rid off those initializing commands ? I have never had this happen to any previously owned Dell systems.

Also I haven't installed any drivers yet but Sound, Video & Internet does work.

Do I need to install any drivers & if yes, which ones ?

Here is the configuration of Dell workstation T-7500 :

Intel(R) Xeon(R) E5645 2.40GHz, 12M cache, 5.86 GT/s QPI, Turbo, HT, 6C
Intel(R) 5520 Chipset
DOS Factory Installed (English)
Integrated Intel(R) SATA 3.0Gb/s controller with support for RAID
Integrated High Definition Audio
Integrated Broadcom(R) 5761 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
12 500GB 7200 RPM 3.5" SATA Hard Drive 1
Integrated LSI 1068e SAS/SATA 3.0Gb/s controllerGB (6x2GB) DDR3 RDIMM Memory, 1333MHz, ECC
16X max SATA DVD+/-RW with Dual Layer Write Capabilities
Chassis Intrusion Switch
Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24 Monitor with LED
256MB PCIex16 ATI FirePro(TM) 2260 Multi-View, Dual DP, DP-DVI cable x1
AX510 Multi-Media Audio Bar 1
Dell(TM) MS111 USB Optical Mouse 1
Dell Multimedia Pro Keyboard with Detachable Palmrest, English 1



As far as I know you can't get rid of those initialization commands they are part of the RAID system that your motherboard supports.

As far as drivers Open your start menu, Right click computer, Choose Manage, and check the device manager to see if anything has a yellow triangle on it. If nothing has a notification on it and everything works then you don't need to install any drivers.