Yes, the card does have a separate BIOS, and the screen to enter it does show during the boot sequence. At the appropriate time, it asks the user to hit the key sequence of either CTRL+M or CTRL+H to enter the card's utility software.
Every time I hit either key combination, at the correct time, the Mobo disregards it and decides to just go through the rest of the boot sequence.
I figured out a work around anyways. I replaced the Mobo with a different one (Asus) and was able to get into the RAID card utility without any hesitation.
The Gateway E-3600 is going in the garbage......what a piece of crap.
Are you classified as human?
Negative. I am a meat popsicle