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Chapter 3. Installing and Upgrading Wind... > After the First Reboot: Text Mode Se...

After the First Reboot: Text Mode Setup

After you have started the Setup Wizard, it copies a small number of files to your hard disk and reboots the system. After this first reboot, the display will be in text mode instead of the usual Windows GUI. The Setup Wizard needs to gather some information about how you want to proceed, detect devices installed in your computer, and perform other tasks during this Text Mode Setup part of the process before it can reboot back into a GUI mode.

One of the first things that you will need to accomplish during this Setup phase is to detect the disk drives installed in your system. If you have a standard desktop PC that uses integrated drive electronics (IDE) disk drives, then these will be detected during setup. If, however, you use SCSI disks or have Redundant Array of Independent Disk (RAID) storage systems, you will see, shortly after the reboot, the following line of text displayed at the bottom of the screen:


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