I'm not sure about the M17x but on my R3 the SATA operation in the BIOS is set to RAID by default so you should be ok there. You'll just need to set the time. If you haven't really changed anything in the BIOS you should be fine.
For me, I run my SSD on AHCI so every time I do a power drain, I have to set the SATA operation back to AHCI from RAID.
I turned it off, took out the battery, held down the power. Left if for 5 mins, Turned it on, reinstalled CC. Tried the alienware alienfx tester..still says no board detected. Then when I try the tester is say " it seems there is a problem with the alienfx board"
:/ I can only hope i didnt do something right when I started it up?
Doesn't look good
Try the power drain again but this time don't run the tester. Go straight into CC and try to change the lighting profile or just switch the light colors. See if that works. I think I vaguely remember some people complaining about the tester causing the problem.
Sadly I have no resolved this issue. I have tried all the attempted solutions software wise and shutting off/power draining. I am not sure what to do next, I kinda just gave up because nothing worked. The board was never detected, and the framework kept getting errors with the command center so I just uninstalled command center. Not sure if I will ever get it fixed :/
Thank you for all of your help though.
Aww...I was kinda hoping for good news. I'm sorry that the issue remains unresolved.
Might really be a dead M IO Board. The last thing I can think of (if you're willing to go through the trouble) is to do a fresh install of Windows, get all drivers and Windows update to the latest versions, install .NET Framework 4.0 then CC and OSD. This way, we'll be sure that ,NET Framework is working properly. However this seems like a lot of work just for Alien FX
I can probably get this working for you, but I think the shipping costs will be prohibitive. From what I have found out, there is no easy fix for this fault - you need specialist hardware and software - which I have.
I normally charge £75 for this, but if you are not in the UK, then the postal charges alone probably make it not worth it.
Although when I got the lighting working on mine, it made it a totally different laptop - awesome.
I am not having BSODS, but sometimes when I log on the screen goes black and I hear a clicking noise. I have to then turn it off manually then restart. I have no clue why that happens. I appreciated all of the help man. I do not think at this time I am willing to do a fresh install just for alienfx at this point, maybe at some later point I will.
996r, is there any way you could tell me what I could do to attempt to remedy it myself, or at least tell me the issue. Sadly I am in the US :/. I am not great with hardware playing, but I am fairly adept with software and PC usage if you could tell me how.