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[WinXP] RAID driver issues

Q: [WinXP] RAID driver issues

Hi, recently I've been having some problems with my computer so I decided to give it a reformat. Up to this point I used to leave my computer at BestBuy to get things done because quite frankly I don't know squat about computers. But this time around I wanted to learn my way around the advanced aspects of computer maintenance, so I decided to do it myself.

At first I had to learn what BIOS is and how to make my computer boot from CD rom. No biggie, didn't take me too long. But when it got to the actual installation part I got a message that read something like "hard disk not detected." I gave it another try before searching the net again for an answer. I found one case in a different tech forum that was similar to mine, and most of the replies suggested that he either needed a fresh RAID driver install or reinstall in a different driver mode. After fiddling around on Dell's support page for a bit with the help of a very, very kind person I met online I finally made a RAID driver disk and gave the whole thing ANOTHER try. No dice, it still couldn't detect the hard disk even after the drivers were installed.

So I simply decided to try the whole thing in different driver mode and I'm afraid this is what sealed my fate. I was able to fdisk in "RAID autodetect / ATA" mode (it was originally set to "RAID autodetect / AHCI" mode) and install a new copy of Windows - except I can't install any drivers necessary to run the computer or go on the net.

So... what now?

It seems like my hard disk is named E: instead of C: and none of the installation files are redirecting the target to E: drive. I guess I can change it every time I install something... but what I'm worried about is whether it's acceptable or cause some problems in the long run.

PC specs:
Dell Dimension 8400
Windows XP

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A similar question was posted in this forum but It didn't answer my problem. I have a gigabyte 8iexp 845e MB, two Maxtor 80gig hardrives with I have connected to ide3 and ide4, with are the RAID connectors, I'm using WinXP, I boot from the CD, I hit F6, then I get the window that ask if I'm installing a 3rd party driver, so I hit "S", then I select the driver, hit return then I get the following "File\WinXP\fasttrack.sys caused an unexpected error (18) at line 2108 in d:\xpclient\base\boot\oemdisk.c." any help is appreciated.

A:WinXP,trouble loading RAID driver

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Well, I've searched now for several days and played with every setting I can think of, but still can't coax better than average performance out of a recent install of RAID 0 using an Silicon Image 3132 based PCI-e (x1) Sata2 card (should have bought the UD3LR!). I've convinced myself it's a driver problem, but I can't find anyone having a similar problem in all of my searching. The actual card is the SYBA SD-SA2PEX-21R. Looks like a reference design.

With Raid 0 and a 64KB stripe, I'm only getting between 80MB/s - 133MB/s on HDTune with a burst speed of 145MB/s (max). I'm using two new Hitachi Deskstar 500GB drives. I've tried all the block sizes and yes, the larger block sizes produce the high end of the range, the smaller block sizes bring it down significantly.

If I connect the drives directly to my MB, the transfer rates are essentially the same +/- 10MB/s and the burst mode is much much better about 240MB/s (as expected for SATA II).

I've flashed the card, installed and uninstalled the 64bit drivers from the Silicon Image website, the vendor website, etc. Now I'm just shooting in the dark.
I've tested with every available stripe size and it always tops out at around 133MB. I switched from IDE to AHCI, trying anything, but I'm doubtful that setting affected the card or the drivers. The other drives run fine under AHCI.

Anyone? I know the difference between hard and soft RAID, but I think this performance stinks for a soft RAID 0 with SATAII drives sitting on a x1... Read more

A:PCI-E Sata II RAID 0 slow....driver issues?

Are you noticing that the performance is slow all around or just on writes?

A while back when I was setting up my RAID array (it's 5 not 0 so might not apply) I was getting decent read performance but writes were slow. I found that I needed to en able the write back cache and now my performance is quite good.

I also did a bit of digging on your MoBo and I could not exactly find the spec on the 1x PCIe lane, but the Gigabyte site specifically calls out that only the x16 slot is PCIe 2.0 compliant. So, it might be that your 1x lane is only the 1.x version and that caps your bandwidth to the card at 250MB/s. Given some overhead, I wouldn't be shocked if 133MB/s is the best you could do for throughput to your card.

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will upgrading to xp resolve the driver issues that I am encountering while trying to install a ati AIW Radeon 7500 on my gigabyte 'GA-7VKMP' with onboard video, audio,and network, running a duron 1.3 ghz processor with 256 mb ddr ram and win98, and a panasonic s15 monitor.

For some strange reason no matter what advice I follow I just cannot get the drivers to work. I have even formatted my machine, reinstalled all drivers, the most recent that I can find, and still no success.

Any advice will help.......


A:WinXP driver issues

Hi, Your motherboard has a chipset from VIA, and usually you must install motherboard drivers from an install CD, or download from the support site for the Gigabyte board...did you do this?
You have an onboard video adapter/chip. May need to disable it in the BIOS....I am not sure as some allow you to just install an added in card and load new drivers, some do not.
You may have to load the Standard VGA adapter drivers, then after that is loaded and running in 16 color (yuck) you can install the right drivers for your OS and the Radeon and it will install.
I would review the instructions from the mobo manual for installing an add in video card- the manual, if you do not have one, is here::
manual found in the list on the left.
Reading the FAQs might be quicker than opening the manual online with Adobe Acrobat.... but, it says "Coming soon" for them...oh well, manual is best I can do, unless you or someone can hunt for details on how to use add in video card easily.
Might be just the standard step by step, uninstall all video drivers and switch to SVGA, then install new ones. Safe Mode can help with this.

Note that there is a 7VKMP-P version of this board.

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Yesterday I woke up to find my computer had bluescreened overnight. scsiport.sys was in the bsod message, and the stop error code was 7a.


(Click to consult the online MSDN article.)
A page of kernel data was not found in the pagefile and could not be read into memory. This might be due to incompatible disk or controller drivers, firmware, or hardware.

* Windows NT 4.0 Setup Troubleshooting Guide {KB 126690} NT 4 (Recommendations for the current error message are buried down inside this article, which isn’t necessarily limited to NT 4.)
* Connecting a Hard Disk Drive in Slave Only Mode Leads to System Halt During Resume From Standby {KB 330100} Win XP SP1 (Windows installed on a slave drive.)
* BIOS Manufacturers Should Not Clear the IDE Decode Enable Bit in _STM ACPI Method {KB 913379} Win 2000, Win XP, Server 2003, Vista



The system has preformed fairly flawlessly up to this, save for a CPU fan error which I may have caused in testing (note to self: never detach a system fan while the computer is running JUST to see if the fan readout/warning system works....) and bluescreens a while back because I had both DVD drives set to cable select.

I rebooted several times and the system did not find a bootable drive - it would just hang at the cursor that displays before the XP splash screen appears. Once, my raid utility reported my RAID 0 failed. I have two Seagate 320G... Read more

A:Solved: RAID boot issues - disappearing disk - RAID question

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1022 Mb
Graphics Card:
Hard Drives: C: Total - 250003 MB, Free - 225853 MB; D: Total - 226925 MB, Free - 226852 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc. , 0U7077, , ..CN481114B601BJ.
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
Originally every 2 - 3 mos., now every 2 - 3 wks. during windows startup I get a blue screen "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer"

I disconnect power, wait a couple of minutes and restart. It restarts normally, then I get "The system has recovered from a serious error - please tell Microsoft". I send error report.

Windows error reporting responds "Download and install driver for RAID controller from Intel website".

I follow the link and download iata_env.exe but when I try to run it I get "This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software". This doesn't surprise me since I do not have a RAID controller on this system.

My question is - how do I stop Windows from looking for RAID drivers to load at startup? There is no RAID controller listed in Device Manager so I can't disable it there.

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A:BSOD when windows tries to load RAID driver on system with no RAID<input type=

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Installed a new M4 ssd today and loaded windows on it. Previously i was using 2 raptors in raid 0 for the os and programs. I re raided the 2 raptors and connected them to the jmicron ports and set them up for raid in bios, then created the raid 0 array no prob. Windows doesnt see the array when loaded up and i have the latest rst drivers installed..did this prior to the os install on the ssd. did i do something wrong? using the x58 e760a1 mobo. under device manager, the raid controller has an exclamation mark and no driver installed yet i have the latest rst installed..

A:Win 7 raid 0 setup / missing raid controller driver

Try loading the JMicron drivers from the motherboard manufacturer. RST is for Intel chipsets.

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I recently moved to a raid setup from a single sata disk. Before doing so, I backed up a winxp partition.
once I setup the array I partitioned it and I installed win 7.
I then restored my winxp partition, which everytime I try to boot blue screens.
I guess its because of the raid drivers. So I tried loading the winxp install cd with integrated raid drivers but was given no repair option...

I would really like to use the backup I have, as I spent a long time setting it up correctly.

Is there anyway to add raid drivers to a winxp that isn't bootable???

A:Raid Drivers in WinXP


I found a possible solution to this which is reinstalling the old drive and taking another backup with drive snapshot which can insert raid drivers during the backup...

but now I have another problem...

I have two new sata3 drives in a raid stripe with win7, all works ok.
I added my older sata2 drive (with the xp I want to backup) which shows in the bios (but strangly doesn't give an option to boot from it)

Win7 cant see the drive.. not in disc management or device manager...

I had a similar problem with my other sata2 drive but that one showed up in device manager and after a few reboots suddenly showed up in disc man.

any ideas????

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After a power failure, one of my striped drives was not functional in the array anymore. I had to delete the array and redefined it. I have run Norton Disk Doctor and it seems to recognize that there is a drive, but it asks if I have trouble accessing the partition. It (NDD) then runs a search for the FAT, but can't find any.
My problem is that WinXP doesn't recognize my array. It doesn't show up in Windows Explorer. But other programs seem to be able to see it. I ran QueTek File Scavenger and it finds all the files on my array.
I haven't written to the array at all. All the data is intact. WinXP just seems to not recognize that there is an array there.

A:WinXP does not see RAID array.

Do you have the drivers for the RAID installed.
Nothing should really accesible if you had the RAID striped...

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I have 2 hard disks. One that's 120GB and the second one is 300GB
I'd like to split this in the following manner:

120GB Disk
40gb (windows)
10gb (linux)
10gb (part1)
60gb (part2)
300GB Disk
10gb (part1)
60gb (part2)
230gb (downloads)
I'd like to mirror the 'part1' and 'part2' partitions.

I've read tom's hardware raid5 page and in his setup he's mirroring the whole drives. Not certain partitions.

1) Can i mirror only partitions? instead of whole drives
Also in tom's review. They simulated the failing on one of the drives in the array. But got it rebuilt easyly.

2) what if my main drive fails? The one containing the windows install? Will a new install on a new drive recognise the mirroring I've setup? Since the drives were partitionned, won't that confused windows? making my 'part1' & 'part2' partitions on the 300gb unsalvageable?

A:RAID'ing partitions in WinXP?

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Hello. Does anyone know if USB drivers written for Windows XP will work with Windows XP Embedded?

A:WinXP / WinXP Embedded USB Driver Interoperability

XP Embedded is supposedly a componentized version of Window XP. It's intended for OEM's developing an embedded computer, usually for some industrial or large commercial application, rather than your run-of-the-mill PC.

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I just replaced my MB and processor and I have 2 identical HD's that were mirrored... I am planning on reformatting/reinstalling Windows XP. My MB does support Raid 1, and I used the BIOS to indicate that I wanted to use RAID. I then was given the option to use the RAID utility, where I created a RAID 1 array. When I boot to the XP CD, it goes through the "Checking Configuration" screen for a few minutes, and then tells me that there is no Hard Drive in the system. These drives are connected to the SATA ports, and the BIOS had no problem seeing the 2 drives. I booted to the XP setup CD again and pressed F6, which is what it said at the bottom of the screen to do to use 3rd party drivers, then pressed "S". I have looked on the manufacturer's website, and the only thing there is an .exe file that is a RAID installation disk... There are some drivers on the CD that came with the MB, but I can't figure out which ones I need to copy to the floppy, since a Floppy is the only option I am given.

A:RAID 1 Not Recognized in WinXP Setup

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hi everyone, I hope someone can help me out here and I'm posting to the right forum. I'm completely stuck!

My setup:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 1.86GHz
Gigabyte GA-945GM-S2 (V3.9)
Generic 2 x 1GB DDR2 667MHz RAM
Gigabyte NX73G256D-RH video card
Skymaster Ultra ATA 133 PCI IDE RAID controller card
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB Ultra ATA HDD
Western Digital WD Caviar 80GB HDD (slave)

All but the hard drives and DVD-RW are new - I want to use my existing WinXP Pro install which is on the 320GB HDD.
For every configuration I've tried, I cannot get it to boot succesfully to the point where I can run a Windows 'repair install', or load Windows at all.

I'm not using the slave HDD until I can get it to boot successfully.

So far I've tried:
1. Connecting the HDD to the motherboard IDE and the DVD-RW connected to the RAID controller.
Result: BIOS shows HDD as primary IDE master
I can boot off the Windows CD and it says 'windows is checking your hardware configuration'.
It then loads all the drivers in the blue Windows setup screen
It says 'setup is starting windows' before giving me the blue screen of death with the following stop codes:
0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
This is before I have the option to select install or repair

2. Connecting the HDD to the RAID card (blue connection) as well as the DVD-RW (white).
Result: Neither driv... Read more

A:New motherboad, RAID card, RAM etc can't load WinXP

You DO know that when you change your motherboard you MUST reformat and reinstall windows. You cannot use the copy currently on the HD because it self-configures for your old system and motherboard serial #. You will need to reformat and reinstall and re-register your XP.

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Ok, Ive pretty much had it now. Im really pissed off that I cant get windows XP to install on my RAID Hard Disk.

I recently got a new pc that has windows xp but i want to wipe my disk and start freash since this pc is acctualy used (but still fairly new), its a :
DELL Dimension e520
Windows XP Pro Sp3
Celeron D @ 3.06Ghz
512MB DDR 2 RAM @ 533Mhz
Intel G965 Video card with 256 MB VRAM
80 GB Hitachi HDS728080PLA380
Intel ICH8R/ICH9R SATA Raid Controller

I dont have a Working Floppy Disk Drive and also I dont have any blank Floppies. So when i press F6 to load the raid drivers it says i need a floppy or i can press ENTER to countinue and so i press ENTER and then it Blue Screens of Death on me!

So can somebody give me Detailed Instructions on how to install Windows XP on my SATA Hard Disk cuz this is pissing off, alot! And I dont want Vista cuz it really sucks, Ive seen first hand how lsow it is even on a 2.0 Ghz Dual Core with 2GB ram! Plus i have many apps taht dont run on vista!

Edit : BTW, i have 2 USB Disks and I can Burn CD/DVD so if I need to slipstream something i can burn. What baffles me is how to creat a bootable so if i need to do that too then plz say so

A:Major Troubles Installing WinXP on RAID HDD

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I've been struggling to do a fresh install of Windows XP Pro on my new SATA HD (western digital 120GB 7200RPM, 8MB). I have a failing IDE harddrive and I want to transfer file while I can still acces sit. I have an ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe motherboard with Silicon Image Sil3112 SATARAID built-in controller. I've just updated my BIOS to the latest update (Rev 1103). The BIOS is not recognizing the SATA HD, but after POST, it will say something like "press F4 or ctrl + S to go into RAID utility screen". After waiting a few seconds, it will show my SATA hard drive information then proceed to its normal routine (seeking for boot CD and etc). If I even try to boot using my winXP cd, it will not recognize my SATA HD and will not go any further. Ive made a bootable floppy using the data lifeguard tools CD and then it will boot up and start loading drivers and all, then it will stop at making virtual CD rom drive (i think) and it wont go past that. The CD itself does the same thing, it stops at loading CD driver. I'm pretty much stuck here. Ive tried loading the driver into my floppy and hoping that pressing F6 in winXP setup screen would recognize it, but it didnt. Help me out, guys?

A:Installing WinXP w/ single SATA RAID

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I posting this in the hope that it helps somebody.

Well my hard disk died, so got a replacement one. I did not have the original dvd so innocently I thought, just down load the drivers from the website.
Well did all that and the raid was still not seen! Changed raid settins in the bios which you get to by pressing escape, then set to default settings, restart and go back into bios goto page 3 - which is then visible. Ensure the disk is set to1raid0 - download the manual, but you have to accept any changes by entering 1234 when it asks you for a string from the manual. Anyway did all that - still no drive visible - so whats going on.

Well apparently there are 2 sets of drivers kr10n and kr10i - what the site givesyou is the kr10n drivers. Which may work for the newer ones but not mine! My laptop needs the kr10i Which I cant find on the tosiba website. BUT or you can google for raid-drv-20070719134547

So the steps for me were use nlite to add the kr10i drivers to a patched WinXP SP3 cd and boot using that. It worked seamlessley.

After that it all went great! Well I didnt have much hair to begin with, but even less after the process finished.

Good luck

A:Portege S100 - Reinstall WinXP using F6 and RAID drivers


Thanks for posting this short instruction here in the forum.
I think it could be useful for some users who try to install the Win XP and try to include the RAID drives.

PS. The RAID driver can be downloaded also from the Toshiba European driver page!
I installed Win XP and I uses the nLite tool in order to include the RAID driver!

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I've tried other forums in order to get this raid setup to work. I've installed the drivers and gotten to point where the computer tried to rewrite the setup files to the HD and it claims that for some reason it can't do it. The drivers are written to a floppy and I've left the floppy in during the initial formatting of the HDs but then when it tries to save the file to the HDs it claims that it can't do it. If anyone has any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it, mainly because I wanna get this setup finished. Thanks.

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Simplest thing to do is to just load W7 and get it over with...but am just smart or stupid enough to consider alternatives...

I have a pretty stable WinXP install but have run into games that require 7 (and DirectX 10).


Can I install W7 on a non-raid HDD (already on my machine) while keeping WinXP on the 250 GB mirror thus avoiding application reload AND potential for issues with the RAID array?

My initial thought is to unplug the mirrored drives and install W7 to the single drive. Replug the mirrored HDDs (same ports). Edit the Boot sequence to allow choice of XP or 7.

How badly would this go?

A:Desire to keep WinXP on Mirror RAID with Win7 on separate HDD

Not well with Win7, which doesn't much like RAID.

A lot depends on the controllers which will need to provide both RAID for XP and SATA/AHCI for Win7.

You can try booting WIn7 to see if it sees the target HD, then try install.

If this fails, unplug the RAID while taking careful note of its settings, try install of Win7 to target HD with nothing else plugged in at all. The SATA controller should be in AHCI mode.

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I used to run Windows 98 SE on two 60 gb maxtor harddrives configured to raid 0. I just barely installed windows xp pro on a third harddrive which is going to be used strictly for the OS (only 4 gb). After configuration, the raid 0 harddrives are visible from explorer as F drive, but no data is visible. Properties inspection shows that the harddrives still contain all of the old data in FAT32 format, but I have yet to determine how I can get winxp to recognize them. I'm trying to find a foolproof way before I go testing various methods such as using convert from msdos to go from fat32 to ntfs. Any suggestions? I cant lose some of the data on the old harddrives so format is not an option.

Also, if I unplug my new harddrive from IDE1 I can boot to win98 SE as usual.

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Hi ,

RAID and Win 7 Home Premium newbie. Short version of long story - replaced old dead RAID Drives in Win XP system with (2) new 500GB Drives plus plan to upgrade RAM to 8GB (would have liked more but $$$) and install new OS = WIN 7 Home Premium 64 Bit.

MB is GA-EP45-UD3R Rev 1.1 and I am having trouble figuring out how to get, prepare and install the Intel RAID Drivers for 64 Bit Win 7 HP.

My main problem is that on the Gigabyte site they offer two RAID Drives.

Intel SATA Preinstall driver (For AHCI / RAID Mode) Note: Press F6 during Windows setup to read from floppy. OS: Windows XP 64bit,Windows Server 2003 64bit 0.32 MB 2009/08/11

Intel SATA RAID/AHCI Driver OS: Windows XP 32bit, Windows XP 64bit, Windows Vista 32bit,Windows Vista 64bit,Windows 7 32bit,Windows 7 64bit,Windows Server 2003 32bit,Windows Server 2003 64bit 13.10 MB 2009/08/11

The first "pre-install" driver extract to a 64Bit (bootdisk - Win XP 64?) and the second "I do not know when to use it" Driver extracts to a (iata_cd.exe).

This is where I am totally lost. Which RAID Driver and from where do I install during the clean install of Win 7.

I get the need for a USB Stick/Thumb Drive with the RAID Driver on it that Win 7 will ask to be pointed at, but which Driver????

I cannot extract anything from the iata_cd.exe. Tried 7-Zip, Universal Extractor and File Alyser - I do not see a Win... Read more

A:New RAID Array and Clean Install Win7HP-Help with RAID Driver Install

The pre-install driver will allow setup to install the files correcty on the RAID array this is offered for XP only.

When you have created the RAID array in the BIOS Utility and you launch the windows 7 setup does it show the new array as a possible install location? If so there is no need for a pre-install driver (Win7 supports a variety of RAID setup out of the box).

If you do need a pre-install driver, you have not been offered one for Win7/Vista on the Manufacturers website. The only solution to this I have found is to Download "7lite/Nlite" and build the "post install" driver into the win7 image then burn a new disk (or burn to USB pen for faster install).

Hope this helps.

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Just a little comment i wanted to make to make it more widely known how to fix an extremely irratating and obscure problem in Windows XP (WinXP) with Soundblaster Live! (SBLive) cards running on motherboards with RAID controllers built in (mine's an ABit KT7-RAID).

If you are experiencing stuttering glitching audio from your SB card and all the above conditions apply, then rather than going through the hours and hours of fiddling with BIOS settings, upgrading the BIOS, updating VIA chipset drivers, moving slots, upgrading SB drivers, etc etc zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, basically what you probably need to do is install your old Win2000 RAID driver that hopefully came with your motherboard.

Fortunately I found my old driver disk lying around in a drawer so my problem was solved. So, if you have a KT7-RAID or any other motherboard with the Highpoint H370 RAID controller, you're in luck - here's the Win2000 driver for ya! (you'll have to rename it to a .zip file then unzip it in the normal way)

Hope this helps a few people and saved them many many hours of frustration!

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Reposting from this link as advised:

Hi Experts,
I wanted to be update to get best performance and removed some services from running along with changes to MSconfig and ended up in mess.. Now Any help from you would be greatly appreciated.

Note: I have followed the attached the DD.TXT and ARk.txt and Attach Zipped as attachment for investigation.

1. When I tried to Open control Panel, I get the following error which I have to say Ok or nothing works
" IPC error: no connection. (SM_RC_ENOCONN)(11)" This dialog box appears twice before control panel displays the list. Please can some one help me resolve it.

Tried the following:
Restor to the date system was working .. But I still have these problems.

2. When I shut down, I am forced to end a strange application it says "End Program - Sample". The shut down procedure does not force this "Whatever weird thing" to close. I see from task manager that there are no Applications running.

3. Windows Task Bar changed color to grey even after restore, this problem remains

Themes services is running.
I have googled about it and run those regedit commands
regsvr32 mshtml.dll - failed saying "mshtml.dll loaded, but DLLRegisterServer entry point not found" . ..
Did I install any other OS drivers by mistake .. ? How to know ?

4. This is my own making, So while trying to resolve prob... Read more

A:[SOLVED] WinXP SP3; IPC error, Shutdown Issues and Taskbar Color issues


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Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

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We will begin with ComboFix.exe. Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool:

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I have two SATA hard drives which are the same size and make. These hard drives have been running in a RAID configuration for some time now. The hard drives show as one on my system ( as its supposed to) with 3 partitions. (C:/ and two data partitions).

The other day I needed to reboot my machine and for some reason The RAId seems to have dissapeared and I now have 6 hard drives showing within my computer. so instead of showing 3 drives which are mirrored i het the 6.

(Sorry if Im going on a bit here!!)

Does anyone know of anything I can do to resolve this issue? Im not sure whats caused it.

Looking at the BIOS I see that within the Advanced settings the RAID is set to IDE drives , which I do not have.

If there si anymore information readers need, then please shout!!

Thanks in advance!

A:RAID Issues!!

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I have an ASUS P5ND2 775 SLi motherboard which I was using with 1Gb memory and a pair of SATA 150 80GB drives in a RAID 0 (non-redundant) stripe set quite happily with Windows XP Pro but being a PC phreak I have wanted to upgrade that for sometime.

So yesterday I installed what I considered to be my dream disk system … 4 x 320GB Seagate SATA 300 drives in a RAID 5 configuration which theoretically should give me the best of speed and redundancy.

It runs like a dog … no joke!

What I initially did was use a disk imaging program to copy my original build and create an image. That went fine. I then installed the drives, set up the RAID 5 very easily and ended up with .96 terabytes of disk space. When it came to putting the image back on the system … it took ages and after about 2 hours (12% done) I gave up. I re-enabled my original system and it worked fine.

So, on the assumption that the disk imaging program wasn't up to the job, I decided to do a full Windows XP rebuild on the array … this went swimmingly until I got to reformatting. It took over an hour to reformat a 250Gb partition and at present the system appears to be (but probably isn't) locked on "Setup is copying files…" (11%, Copying

I mean this is supposed to be my dream system, I've upgraded to the latest BIOS, I've used the latest SATA RAID drivers for the installation!

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A:RAID 5 Issues!

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Hi, I'm sorta a new member but I'd really appreciate any input you guys could share with this problem. I recently set up RAID 0 on windows xp Pro with two identical Western digitial 120gb(each) SATA1 harddrives. Everything went fine with the installation and setup and the computer was working fine and fast. But one day, I restarted my comp because it got frozen while running Battlefield 2 and when the RAID boot screen showed up, it said one of my member discs had failed. It did let me start up though and once i logged in, the Intel Application Accelerator gave me an error in the tray saying that a disc in RAID volume_0 was failing and immediate backup was neccessary. So I tried norton go back and system restore but no dice. I also tried the windows Check Disk at startup but it got frozen on stage 4/5. I then opened the Intel App. Acc. again and right clicked on the member disc with the error (I think it was disc_0), and clicked, "mark as normal". Since then I don't get any errors on the boot screen or tray but I observed significantly slower performance. Is there still a problem and if there is, do you think it is hardware or software related? Thanks for your help and merry christmas!!

A:RAID 0 issues

Sorry for late reply

But it seems your hard drive is failing.

Since its raid 0 it will be difficult to recover information...

I really shouldnt be posting in threads of a year ago



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I went over to a friends house to work on their computer for them and ended up replacing their video card. As I was working on it I was messing around with their intel raid storage and noticed that it was not working anymore and it said the driver was not installed. I went into bios and checked and somehow the bios was now on ide instead of raid. How the heck it got changed no one knows because they have no idea how to get into the bios.
I have never had to do this before but what am I going to do to get the raid back on for them. Do I unhook one hdd and then go into bios and turn on raid and start the computer with one hdd and then tell it to rebuild? Would someone be willing to give me step by step instructions on how to do this if you know because I have never had to do this before. Thanks.

A:Raid hdd issues?

I'm not too sure either , but I'll go find out what I can and come straight back to you

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This is my System Spec:

Pentium 4 @ 3.0GHZ
Asus P4C800-E Deluxe
Geforce FX5200 128MB DDR
Kingmax 2x512MD SDRAM DDR 400
PSU 380W Antec Sonata

I would like to know where do I go to learn more about & HOW TO:

1) Raid 0+1
2) 1:1 ratio (i know it has something to do with the ram)
3) Jump/ers (idk i read it somewhere on this site and was confused, it can be removed to do something idk)
4) Performace increase techniques overclocking and more

I just want to push my pc more.

A:Raid 0+1 and other issues.

The best place to start is either searching on hardware forums like this site or search google.

Here's some info about RAID 0+1:

1:1 is the ratio of bus speed between the CPU and the RAM. So if the CPU is running at 200Mhz (base bus) and the memory is also at 200Mhz (base) it would be 1:1.

Jumpers could be anywhere in the PC, from the motherboard to the hard drives.

Overclocking info can be found on this site, anandtech, hardforum or use google.

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Alright, if youve read my other posts I have 1 hard drive that failed (primary) and 2 other HD's (1 80 gig, 1 40 gig). I bought a new hard drive (250 gig) and I am going to move my system into a new case. I was going to RAID the 3 drives until I realized it would reduce the 250 gig into a 40 gig puke: So, I think I'm going to just keep the 250 gig un-RAID'ed. Now, I just need some advice. I am willing to RAID the 80+40 so the 80 is reduced to 40, and just leave the 250 gigger in an IDE port. Is that even possible? Also, what would be the smartest thing to do? Would I get the best performance if I installed the new O/S on one of the RAID drives and used the 250 simply for storage? What would you guys do if you were me: New case, 1 blank 250 gig, 1 used 80 gig, 1 used 40 gig?

Also, if I were to do the 40/80 gig RAID and the 250 gig IDE would I simply plug the 80 into RAID 1, the 40 into RAID 2, and the 250 into one of the IDE's? Is that how I would go about doing it?

A:RAID Issues

1) support for drives > 137gb is flakie, sometimes it works great, other times not so great
2) you still need backups even with RAID and backing up 250gb is miserable,
so use the divide and conquer approach; partition it
3) keep the C:\ partition for WINDOWS itself, D:\ partition for OEM software installs,
and consider putting User Data on still another E:\ other physical HD

with this segregation of data, I would think your used data to be more important
than Windows and OEM software; they can always be reloaded.
I would RAID-0 the E:F: pair with my user data
(btw: it makes no sense to raid across partitions; you lose performance big time)

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I'm having issues installing Windows 8 Release Preview on my Alienware M17x. I created a RAID 0 setup in the RAID control software, then rebooted into the Windows 8 install. It seems however that whilst I can partition the RAID (one partition), it won't let me install to the drive(s). Instead I've had to remove the RAID setup and install to one HDD, which is most irritating!

Anyone else had this problem and knows how it may be resolved successfully with RAID?

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I just built a computer, specs are as follows:

Micro ATX form factor
Intel DG35EC motherboard
Intel Q9300 Core 2 Quad @ 2.5GHz
4GB DDR2-800 RAM
MSI nVidia 8800GTS video card
Areca ARC-1200 RAID0 controller
Two 320GB Western Digital hard drives in a RAID0 array
Antec 500W "Earthwatts" PSU.

I tried install Windows XP on to this machine for a dual boot, but unfortunately that doesn't appear like it's working... I used nLite to put the RAID drivers onto the installation CD, and here is the problem I am having:

The system says "Press any key to boot from CD..."
I do.
The system then says "Please wait while checking system configuration" or something to that effect.
The screen then turns black, my CD drive no longer shows the read LED, and nothing happens indefinitely.

I have been able to install Ubuntu on to this computer, and all works well, but whenever I try to use XP, either the original disk or the one with the drivers put on it, it will not boot. I have looked at my BIOS and no settings are off, they all appear normal to me.

Anyone know what could be causing this?

A:RAID issues

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Hello everyone,

I currently have a rather large problem. My friend runs a recording studio and his computer decided to have a bit of a freakout the other night and just turned itself off and restarted. Now, I have recieved the following problem:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:


You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original setup CD-Rom. Select "R" at the first screen to start repair.Click to expand...

I've had this problem before. It's a simple enough fix, as i've done it before. However, this isn't the biggest problem.

The problem now is that the hard drives seem to be missing. Upon startup, the computer will mention all the hard drives in the machine, their space, and their names (if any). They also appear in BIOS. As of right now, there are currently two 500GB drives, and a 500GB split into two partitions of 250GB a piece, and these display on the above-mentioned forms without any issue. All are SATA drives. They also appear on the RAID configuration also (RAID0).

However, the Windows XP setup disk refuses to acknowledge their prescence, not allowing me to press F2 at the beginning of the disk startup for Automated Recovery Console or pressing 'R' at the menu to start a repair of the problem. It will mention that it cannot find any hard drives, and this is the same with asking it to install Windows too. The &#... Read more

A:HDD Issues (RAID?)

ouch; that is one of the files in the REGISTRY and you will need to perform some recovery.

1. Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
3. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
4. When you are prompted to do so, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
5. At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after you type each line:
md tmp
copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\software c:\windows\tmp\software.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\sam c:\windows\tmp\sam.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\security c:\windows\tmp\security.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\default c:\windows\tmp\default.bak

delete c:\windows\system32\config\system
delete c:\windows\system32\config\software
delete c:\windows\system32\config\sam
delete c:\windows\system32\config\security
delete c:\windows\system32\config\default

copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system
copy c:\windows\repa... Read more

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First time posting :blush:,

Situation: I have two hard drives : main drive: Seagate 500GB w/ windows xp and second drive: WD 1TB blank.

Without backing up the main drive (ops...), i went ahead and enabled RAID 0 on both drives and created a RAID volume (128KB strip / Size: 1TB (931.5GB)).
NOTE: the RAID volume size is only showing the exact space of the 1TB, excluding the 500GB drive.
After realizing that I needed to create a backup image of my main drive to use RAID with an existing drive, I'm left with the "Operating System Not Found" message.

Question: If I Delete RAID Volume (which is based on the size from the blank 1TB drive), will both drives become available as non-RAID disks and keep the original data on the 500GB main drive and be able to run windows again?

I'm using software RAID through Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM v5.6.2

I understood that "Resetting the drives to Non-Raid" will cause all data on the disk to be lost, so this isn't the approach that I'll be taking til I find a solution to backup my data.
However, from reading the "Delete RAID Volume" option, it listed Deleting a volume will destroy the volume data on the drive(s) and cause any member disks to become available as non-RAID disks, so knowing that the RAID Volume is blank, then maybe trying this will be the answer.

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A:RAID issue - deleting RAID volume to restore non-RAID disks

sadly, there's no way to do what you want without an existing backup.

Look at it this way;
A disk has a container ~ the partition.
The partition as a structure ~ the filesystem (eg NTFS, FAT32, RAID).
We put our data into the structure.

When we create backups, we are getting only the data itself (unless you use an image program like Ghost or Acronis where you get all three).

Deleting the RAID will give back the two independent HDs, but also breaks the structure so that the data becomes in accessible.

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i need some help i`m trying to find a raid driver for my motherboard i`ve been on the gigabyte website to try finding it myself but site wont recognize it motherboard is GA-81945PM-RH
serial number is 5G932404599
need raid driver for windows vista
thanks in advance for your help p.s don`t know if i`m in the wrong section sorry if i am

A:raid driver

If I am not mistaken that is a board made for an oem type application ie compaq, hp, whatever. If that is the case, you are not going to find a driver on the gigabyte site. You must download it from whomever used the board in a system. It does use the 945P chipset so you might be able to use a raid driver from intel. Here is the download page; it is the F6 one about the 3rd or 4th one down.®+Rapid+Storage+Technology

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i have windows vista
a window popped up saying i my raid driver was missing and gave me a link to intel to install a new on. the install keeps freezing up so it can't finish installing. is there anything i can do?

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This is the board:

Biostar T-Force 6100 AM2

This is the chipset:

NVIDIA® GeForce 6100 / nForce 410

These are the files on the CD:

Thanks for the help

A:Which RAID driver to use?

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I'm not sure if this is way too general to elicit any helpful feedback, but ever since I did a windows update a couple months ago, I get this found new hardware wizard popping up whenever I start windows. It says that windows has detected a SCSI / RAID device, but no matter whether I have it search for drivers on my HD, or connect to windows update to search for drivers, etc. it still says hardware not successfully installed. And.... next time I boot my computer, the wizards back. Now I basically just click cancel after the little bubble in the bottom right of the screen comes up every time I start windows. I tried deleting the device from device manager, but no avail.

Any suggestions?

A:RAID Driver

You probably have an onboard type of raid controller. This can be disabled in the bios. Check your manual.

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I have the ASUS K7N8X-E Mainboard and I need some simple, few kB big drivers for a S-ATA Raid (Siilicon Image) hard drive, or can I also install the drivers after installing Windows? I vaguely recall that I can install another hard drive at a later point in time, but I'm not sure.

A:S-ATA Raid driver

Here is a Google search page for install s-ata raid Siilicon Image. You should be able to find you answer on one of these links.

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If it isn't to much trouble can someone help me find this particular driver cause i been getting nothing but dead links and it is getting kinda of annoying

Biostar TA785GE 128M SATA RAID/AHCI Driver 3.1.1540.127 for Win7 description

for the record i tryed the site and it failed so if someone has it or can find a way to post it i will be gratefull

A:raid driver

BIOSTAR :: TA785GE 128M :: Driver

Near bottom of page.


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Ok, so, I tried to format my HDD the other week, and whenever I would get to the boot from disc part, my computer would say that it couldn't recognize a HDD even being there. I found a thread that had the same question. Turns out that the problem was they had a RAID controller but with only one hard drive installed. Apparently it freaked out the computer or something. I believe that's my problem.
Only thing is, that now that I get around to trying to format again, I don't know what to do to fix this. I remember reading something about disabling the raid controller in the BIOS, but I haven't a clue as to how to do that. My controller manual isn't very helpful at all. It just tells you how to set up a RAID array. Anyone out there able to give me some help??

A:Reformating: Issues With Raid

System make, model or motherboard make/model?

Is the RAID controller on the motherboard or is it a separate component on a PCI card?

All you may need to do is go into the BIOS settings and change that to reflect IDE-0 as your first boot option.


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Hello All. I have a small PC repair business and I'm having a issue with a customers computer.

He purcahsed a new motherboard, proc, and memory for his computer. I installed it for him. He didn't mention that he had a RAID setup. I moved the HD to the new PC and they booted fine. All drives where auto installed via windows updates. When we returned he asked we setup his raid for him.

What I've tried so far:
1.)Checked BIOS to make sure RAID-1 was booting
2.)Made boot floppy and tried to repair install windows while in RAID1 (No previous versions found)
3.)Tried to enter repair mode and run bootcfg (Path or File not specified)
4.)Put HD back in Native-IDE mode and removed attempt repair install on each drive 1 at a time.(No previous version found)
5.)Tried to enter repair mode and run bootcfg on single drive(Path or File not specified)
6.)Removed HD and connected to running Pc. All files show up on HD.
I've worked with raid before and added both drives to an array and assiged it RAID 1. Now the system will not boot.

MOBO: Gigabyte MA78LM-s2h
OS: XP Pro
HD: 2 250GB SATA HD.

I feel like I need to repair the MBR of the board so windows can see the partitions again? Or am I missing somthing. Any insights would be appreciated.

A:Issues with moving RAID 1 to new PC

Right now I'm trying MBRWorks tool to recover Windows Partitions to the MBR.

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Hello All,

i have an Ideacenter K300 straight from lenovo, i called Lenovo direct and asked if this machine was Raid capable. they said yes; that it was a feature that needed to be turned on in the bios with an identical HDD in place and it should boot up no prob.

I installed the HDD, pluged the data and power cables, went into the bios to change the setting to Raid and rebooted the machine. now the windows 7 restarts just as the splash screen shows up. tried a system restore to fix the problem but it was unable to do so... reinstalled windows 7 and it booted up fine. restarted and went back to the restarting at the splash screen..
any ideas?

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I have setup a perfectly working raid 0 consisting of two identical raptor 36gb HDDs yet when I plug my old 250gb IDE into my mobo (for backups) it does not recognise my raid array anymore, not even my BIOS does.

Any immediate help would be appreciated!

A:Solved: RAID + IDE issues

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Here is my setup.

Asus P4P800-E Deluxe
(2) 10k WD 138 GB Hard Drives
p4 3.0
2 Gig of Memory
XP Pro
About 50% of the time that I reboot the machine I get the error in boot up telling me to choose a bootable device.

So I go to the bio and the Siig Radio Card (on-board the MB) is not listed under boot devices or anywhere else.

So I go to the raid setup. It shows that one of my drives is an invalid raid drive, I try to rebuild the array, thinking that maybe something happened to the drive. It tells me that only RAID 1 is able to rebuild.

Well I had it setup as RAID 1.

So I have reformatted and computer twice thinking that something was corrupted.

Well now I am wondering what the heck is going on. I don't have a clue.

The drives make NO unusual noise and shows NO performance issues or errors when the machine is actually running.

Is it a bad RAID chip set/built on card on the ASUS board? I have the latest BIOS and RAID drivers from their site.

Am I best off just disabling that card and buying a RAID PCI card and using that?

Any help would be great.


A:RAID Issues and much Frustration

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I have recently taken hold of a HP Z840 Desktop with Win10 64 bit.  This was specced with the additional LSI controller for RAID, and it has 4 x 3TB HDD drives connected to that controller. The Windows OS appears to be housed on a separate smaller HDD as it can boot up with all 4 large drives removed. By default, RAID isn't enabled and I'd like to get it set up. I've gone into the BIOS and set the controller to RAID rather than IDE or AHCI. Problem is whenever I try and boot the system with the 4 drives inserted, it simply sits at the black bios startup screen with the small square LSI controller window at the far right and hangs on the 'initializing' message. If I press CTRL-C to access the RAID menu, it goes a little farther but still hangs at the next screen - another black screen with an LSI Controller message in DOS-style text, and an 'initializing' prompt which sits there forever. I've left it for over 24hrs with no change.  If I unplug all 4 drives - it boots fine into the OS.  I've tried unplugging the 4, then going into the LSi config utility and setting BOOT Support to 'Enabled in BIOS' / 'Enabled in OS' / 'Disabled' and various pemutations, but nothing seems to work. Have also tried pressing CTRL-C to enter the LSi Config utility and then plugging in the drives just before that starts in an effort to leapfrog the issue, but I just get a random corruption error then.  Have I missed something completely obvious? 

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I have just installed windows xp media centre edition but in device manager it is asking for a raid controller driver but i cant find the correct one. I have a gigabyte 965p-ds4 motherboard.

Any help would be great.

A:Raid controller driver

What revision is the Gigabyte board? 1.0, 2.0 or 3.3, it should be imprinted on the motherboard somewhere.

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I've recently bought ST-Lab A142 PCI ATA 133 IDE Card to make RAID to make RAID from my 2 HDD drives 60GB each.

It comes with a cd on which there are drivers for win 2000/xp/vista 32/64bit. But no mention of Win7. I am trying to install win7 x64 on this RAID but it doesn't see RAID. I've tried downloading the lates drivers from ST-Lab official site but with no success, Win7 just doesn't want to install them. Is there any solution u can advice?

Your help will be appreciated!

A:Can't find RAID driver

Quote: Originally Posted by TheQuietStorm


I've recently bought ST-Lab A142 PCI ATA 133 IDE Card to make RAID to make RAID from my 2 HDD drives 60GB each.

It comes with a cd on which there are drivers for win 2000/xp/vista 32/64bit. But no mention of Win7. I am trying to install win7 x64 on this RAID but it doesn't see RAID. I've tried downloading the lates drivers from ST-Lab official site but with no success, Win7 just doesn't want to install them. Is there any solution u can advice?
Your help will be appreciated!

1. Some specs would help.
2. this is a Windows 7 Forum NOT XP.
3. PCI ATA 133 IDE Card is not RAID it is ACHI

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Hi Guys,

I am doing a clean install of Win 7 Ultimate 64bit. I have a Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-UD5P Motherboard and a LG GGW-h20L Blu ray writer. I can install Windows 7 fine on a single SATA disk setup with the bios settings set to IDE. But when I set the bios settings to RAID and plug the 2 hard disks in and run the windows setup it asks for the CD\DVD rom driver. It does not do this when setting it up on a single disk. I have tried the AHCI option, SATA, option, IDE options

I have the latest bios and have tried locating the drivers for the LG writer but was unable to find them. The LG writer already has the latest firmware installed.

My motherboard has a SB750 chipset RAID controller.

Any help would be most appreciated as this problem is driving me

A:Help!!! CD\DVD ROM driver issue only when using RAID

Abz, I dont think it needs the DVD driver. I think it needs the Raid driver to access the DVD after you start the install, if it is hooked up to one of the SATA ports that are now behind the raid controller.

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I have been getting random hangs with windows vista and after every hang this would appear in the event viewer.
The description for Event ID 129 from source SiSRaid2 cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

The following information was included with the event:


the message resource is present but the message is not found in the string/message tableClick to expand...

It seems to refer to a RAID driver which I installed and then uninstalled a while ago when I decided not to use my old hard drive as part of the RAID system. Despite uninstalling the driver it still seemed to be running. To confirm this I ran SREng v2.5 which allowed me to do a system scan of all the drivers running, after looking in the log I found this entry.
[SiSRaid2 / SiSRaid2][Running/Boot Start]
<\SystemRoot\system32\drivers\sisraid2.sys><Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.>Click to expand...

After going into device manager and under Storage controllers I found the resulting entry:
SiS 180 RAID ControllerClick to expand...

In the driver details section it listed the same sys file “SystemRoot\system32\drivers\sisraid2.sys” as the only driver.
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A:RAID driver won't uninstall

OK, more info is needed.

Do you have anything connected to the raid controller?

Is this a real raid card or an onboard type controller?

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I've built a new system with the following components:
ASUS A8V Deluxe - Motherboard (onboard RAID controller)
AMD 64 FX 53 - Processor
Koolance PC2-650B - Case/Liquid processor cooling
Kingston KHX3200 (2x512) - RAM (on motherboards compatibility list)
BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC - Video card
WD Raptor 74 (x2) - SATA Hard Drives

I set up the RAID with it's controller (ctrl+f) and have deleted and recreated it once to see if that fixed my problem. The Windows XP cd I have is legal and it boots. I try to install a third party driver for the RAID and the installation works but when the Windows install gets to the step just after the mass driver installation it says it cannot find any mass storage devices to install Windows on to. I've checked the motherboard manual multiple times to make sure I have everything plugged into the right SATA ports and the array lists itself as functional in the bios. What am I missing?

A:RAID Driver Problem?

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I just reformattted my PC.

I've a DFI INFII Ultra Infinity motherboard with nForce chipset and a chaintech GeForce 6800 GT 256 meg gfx card.

I installed the origional motherboard drivers (very old now) and the latest Forceware 78.01 drivers.

My Device manager is showing a problem under "other devices" > RAID CONTROLLER - and windows is trying to find a driver at each bootup.

My question is this; If remove all nVidia drivers (except display) and install latest nForce drivers (nForce4 AMD Edition 6.66 - I've an AMD chip)- will this solve the RAID driver problem?

Does the nForce drivers contain a driver for my RAID device?!

Sorry - probably stupid question, but I just need a little help!

Thanks in advance

A:Raid Driver Issue - Help!!

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Hi everyone,

I'm trying to boot up from the Windows CD but I have a raid configuration. I have the drivers for the raid but the problem I'm having is that I don't have a floppy drive on the system. Is there another way for me to do it? Or do I have to have a floppy drive? Thanks in advance.


A:How Load RAID Driver

I've heard nlite mentioned a few times,but know nothing about it. back any results.

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Hi all.I have a Pavilion Dv6-1355dx laptop which has originally Windows 7 on it.I would like to downgrade to Windows XP 64 Bit and i need scsi-raid driver for hard disk.If you guys have a download link could you please send to me.Thank You

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Hello all,

I had to move the hard drive that I installed W7rc on to a SATA port that is configured in the BIOS as a raid. Now it will not startup because it needs the raid driver installed.

How can I install that driver?

I have tried "Startup repair" and it tells me it can not fix the problem. I tried to do an upgrade and you all know what it said. Must boot into that os first then do the upgrade.

Any help here would be greatly appreciated and thanks in advance!

A:Windows 7 raid driver

Configure the port as non-raid in bios, unless you are running an array with it already.

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IM at my whitsend with this now..... I have 2x 500GB Western Digital WD5001AALS Caviar Blacks. I have set the BIOS up for raid 0 instaled a intel raid driver during install (not f6) windows 7 64bit says that its one drive and lets me install it but when i go to device manager it says that there is no driver installed. i have installed intels matrix storage manager thats relling me that raid 0 is operating (but is as os not saying that there is no driver) i have a bloodrage mobo. any help would be great thanks

A:Raid 0 driver problems

Does your manual tell you to press F6 during install if you are using RAID 0? Have you downloaded the Windows 7 drivers for your board?

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I have been trying to install Win7 x64 Ultimate on a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 (rev 2.0)
and everytime i do the install fails and the install is then rolled back.

I currently have Vista x32 installed on Gigabyte Raid 0 (there's also an intel raid option but i've never used it). The Vista install runs fine and i've never had a problem.

When i try to install using the GA-P35-DS3 (rev 2.0) raid drivers from the Gigabytes site i get the usual microsoft grumbles about unsigned drivers but then the install seems to go OK from there until the install completes and reboots. At this point it errors out and reboots into the OS rollback install.

Does anyone know if this is an issue with this driver or does anyone have a link to another driver?



A:Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 Raid driver.

If the driver is not signed, you'll have to find a way to permanently disable driver enforcement checking or use f8 to do so as your computer boots, each time.

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I too am having this exact same problem. Unfortunately, your entry is the only one that seems to describe my situation exactly and there hasn't been any reply.

Did you ever manage to get this issue fixed? If not, what kind of system are you running? I too have Vista Business Edition and think the problem might be with my hardware...That's just a thought though. By comparing hardware, we might be able to find some common link besides Vista. I believe it my be my motherboard. I have an Elitegroup 755-A2. The rest of my specs should be in my post here....I just registered so I'm not exactly sure if they will show up.

I look forward to your reply.

A:Raid driver problem

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Is it possible to install raid drivers in windows xp pro sp1 after you have already installed the operating system?

A:Raid driver installation

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After a bluescreen, a Microsoft Error Report inidicated a missing driver for the Intel Matrix Storage Manager (iaStopr.sys). I downloaded the recommended driver (ATA89ENU.EXE), but when I try to run the downloaded RAID driver, I get this error message:
This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software. Setup will exit.
Click to expand...

There is no further explanation of what requirements are missing.

My computer:
Dell Dimension 8400 series
MS Windows XP Professional SP2
Intel Pentium 4 Processor 540
128MB PCI Express s16 ATI Radeon X300 SE
160GB Serial ATA Hardrive (137.4GB free space)

I am able to use the computer but the blue screen comes back periodically.

I don't know how to proceed with this. I''ve tried the Intel support site, but no help there. Any thoughts would be appreciated.



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My computer is having problems with freezing/shutting down unexpectedly and then prompts me with a message to download a driver for my RAID controller. It supplies a link to the proper Intel page, but when I click on it it says the page no longer exists. I can't seem to figure out which RAID controller driver I need, and I've updated everything I know how to. I have a HP Pavilion dv5-1007ca with Windows Vista (32 bit) installed. Any help you can give me would be appreciated!!

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Hey there guys im working on a desktop that has setup everything to raid. The dvd drive is raid the hard drives are raid and a usb is set to raid. How can i disable this? the issue that i am having is after it post it goes through the raid drives goes back to the post screen and freezes up. the only way i can get past it is if i move the jumper to clear the cmos. I then get a cmos checksum error. Turn the pc back off move the jumper again start the computer with default settings and it works fine. Can anyone help me with this issue please? Thanks

A:gateway dx4800 raid issues

first of all check the CMOS battery you dx4800 legacy or UEFI BIOS?is your BIOS updated?

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A 40TB file server in a RAID 5 configuration, lost two drives simultaneously. One drive is totally dead and the other drive goes in and out of being recognized by the server. We replaced the dead drive and the server started to rebuild over night, however, when we got in this morning the the other drive was showing errors and the rebuild process had slowed way down. When we previously had restarted the machine the drive seems to recover and work fine. My question is, if we restart the server during the rebuild, would the RAID start to rebuild from the beginning or pick up where it left off? Also, does anyone have any other recommendations beside letting it rebuild or restarting?

A:Major RAID rebuilding issues

As long as the RAID is still rebuilding, leave it alone! The last thing you want to do is lose all that data, unless you have one hell of a backup, my advise is leave it alone to rebuild. If it's a production fileserver server, try to get users off of it for as long as possible, don't use it if you can at all help it, let it rebuild - which may not happen until the weekend.
Different RAID cards react differently to a reboot. Most will be just fine if you reboot, they will continue rebuilding - it's a separate process from the OS itself. Think of the RAID rebuild as an automobile with the engine running, but you could change the tire (rebooting windows) while it's running. Now I don't advise it, but it would be ok - it might just be painstakingly slow.
Another thought, as large as that fileserver is, 40TB is HUGE! I'm surprised that it's not configured in a RAID 6 (two drives can fail) or a RAID 10 (striped mirror) - it would have made more sense to have the double parity of RAID 6, or the mirrored advantage of RAID 10. [I'm just putting in my two cents, no offense intended]
Hope this helps, take care!

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Pay attention to seagate Barracuda IV and RAID

For thoso who are planning to get a RAID 0 setup with Barracuda IV HD, be carefull.

Those disks are great, but have some performance issues under a RAID 0 setup (I have this problem my self).

A:Seagate Barracuda IV, Raid issues?

Thank you Chixaro, I will keep my eye out for them, and do a little more research, if I was going to get those as my RAID. I have been looking at getting something setup as a RAID soon.

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Hello everyone, I recently built a computer for a client and set up a mirrored RAID 1 array for this 2 640GB WD drives. Specs are:

2 640 GB Western Digital SATA drives
Gigabyte EX58-UD3R rev 1
Core i7 920
3x2GB DDR3-1333 G.Skill
Radeon 4830
Corsair 550watt
Antec 900

I set up the RAID array using the Intel chip instead of the Gigabyte raid (I heard on here that this was the better setup), and Vista 64 bit installed fine. The Intel Matrix Storage also said that the RAID array was in perfect health.

I just got this email from him:

"I was just working and all of a sudden the screen went black, the drives inside revved up (at least it sounded like the drives) and it died. I tried to move the mouse and press the restart button, but nothing happened. I ended up having to press both of the buttons on the top of the machine for it to finally power down. After starting up, it said there was a serious problem and asked if I wanted to start in safe mode, or safe mode with network support or safe mode with drivers something-or-other or normally. I started it normally since I didn't know what to do when it opened up that way anyway.

Now, there is a icon flashing in the toolbar at the bottom-right that says "a volume initialization is in progress" and it looks like the RAID is not working. When i opened Outlook to send you this message, it said that it had to check the files because it wasn't shut down properly. It appears to have verified or fixed that problem (bevcause... Read more

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Specifically, when I use Diskeeper to try to defrag my RAID array (two 80 GB HDs in RAID 0), and check out the drive map...most of the data, along with a significant chunk of system reserved space, is at the beginning of the drive map. Then I have a ton of free space (I'm only using 8 GB at the moment), and about halfway through the drive map, a much smaller chunk of data - then the rest is free space. So, I'm kinda wondering...what's with the chunk of data about halfway through? Does it display the entire contents of one physical HD (so my first HD would have data, then a bunch of free space, and then it would start displaying the contents of the second HD) followed by the next? Or is that chunk of data just floating out there in the middle of both HDs for the hell of it?

A:issues to think about when defragging a RAID array?

if you're using NTFS its probably a copy of the file allocation table. FAT/FAT32 would have one and a copy immediately after on the disk, but NTFS makes it safer by physically seperating the copy by putting it on the middle of the disk. does it also show up as system files of some sort? i don't use diskkeeper so i'm not familiar wit it..

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So I had a RAID thing on my computer where the two 80Gbs hard drives would show up as one 160Gb hard drive in "My Computer". Recently, however, my sister flooded my computer with some virus that tried to access the internet and send e-mails to god knows who. I backed up all the data I needed in DVDs and an external drive and formatted (after three days of trying to root out the damn thing).

Ok, so. I formatted and deleted all partitions. Since I need my computer for my university work and needed it operational very quickly, not being able to find the "SCSI or RAID controllers", I just went ahead and turned off the "Configure SATA as RAID" thing on the BIOS and installed XP as I normally would before I had the RAID thing. It doesn't detect the second drive, I just have the 80Gb primary drive on "My computer".

Before I had the RAID thing both hard drives showed up on "My computer".. how do I get it to do that again?

Hope someone who reads my plight can answer it so I can get my computer working fully again. And thank you.

P.S: As an added bonus to the drive thing, it also deleted all the system controllers so I have no working network card or USB drivers. Video and Audio seem to be fine, the network card controller I guess I have to get off the net (which I am doing now) and I'll get the USB controllers from the ASUS website.. right? (Someone confirm that I'm not messing everything up with this.. My primary i... Read more

A:Previously RAID Drive Issues

You need to get motherboard drivers and RAID drivers form the official motherboard site for your motherboard. These RAID drivers should demand you create a bootable floppy. What you then do is create that floppy and then get ready to put that floppy in the drive. At bootup use your OS CD and boot from it. Note along the bottom of the screen immediately on CD boot that it asks you to hit F6 for RAID drivers. Quickly hit F6. Now, prior to the XP Repair/Install screen coming up, you will get a window that complains about not finding a RAID file. Insert the floppy and choose 'S' from the first paragraph. The floppy will be accessed and you will be asked which drivers you want to install. it is usually the first choice that has XP within the filename. The floppy will be accessed again and the CD will continue to boot to the Repair/Install screen. Remove the floppy and exit from the OS Repair/Install, letting your PC boot as normal. Now install the motherboard drivers (usually VIA drivers) and it should offer to update the SATA/PATA drives along with other options. Install these motherboard drivers and reboot.

Now go into your hardware manager and hopefully you should see your two SATA drives, with SATA controllers, etc.

Hope this helps!

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Not sure if this is an XP problems or something else.

My experince has been with AMD with the motherboards, RAID, etc.

I'm trying to setup a RAID-1 with a P35 Chipset Gigabyte board GA-EP35-DS3R.

Gotta say, the setup software for the floppy is pickey (It wants to only run on its own board, so I installed WinXP-PRO SP3 on a single SATA 1TB drive, then turned on the RAID - which sees both drives, and configs for RAID1 without a problem. BTW, I also double checked this with a XP-MCE SP2 disc, same results.

But after telling the XP Setup which RAID drivers to use, (Included G-RAID) it reports back "No drives are connected to the computer".

What gives?

A:Solved: RAID setup with XP issues

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Hey there guys im working on a desktop that has setup everything to raid. The dvd drive is raid the hard drives are raid and a usb is set to raid. How can i disable this? the issue that i am having is after it post it goes through the raid drives goes back to the post screen and freezes up. the only way i can get past it is if i move the jumper to clear the cmos. I then get a cmos checksum error. Turn the pc back off move the jumper again start the computer with default settings and it works fine. Can anyone help me with this issue please? Thanks

A:gateway dx4800 raid issues

first of all check the CMOS battery you dx4800 legacy or UEFI BIOS?is your BIOS updated?

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Hi, i am using Intel 945PL Express Chipset. I have installed window 7 32bits recently and i couldnt get any driver for my raid controller so far. Can someone tell me how to get this solved?

Thanks in advance.

A:raid controller driver in window 7!!!

Quote: Originally Posted by horizon3333

Hi, i am using Intel 945PL Express Chipset. I have installed window 7 32bits recently and i couldnt get any driver for my raid controller so far. Can someone tell me how to get this solved?

Thanks in advance.

hi and welcome

If you tell us about your computer we might be able to find you a driver. isnt 945 a graphics chipset not raid controller

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I'm trying to install the Win7 32-Bit upgrade on my Dell Inspiron 1721 laptop and I get an error that says that I need to update my ATI AHCI Compatible RAID Driver. I went into the Update Device Drivers as suggested in the instructions and tried to upgrade that driver, but it says I have the latest driver for it. So I tried restarting my laptop and ran the upgrade setup again, and got the same error message.

Any ideas on what I need to do to get it to upgrade? I tried searching all over and can not find a newer version than what I have (2.5.1540.48).


A:ATI AHCI Compatible RAID Driver

Mike did you try to get the drivers from Dell?

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First time on this site so forgive me if I dont have all the info.
Loading Windows 7 on a new computer.
Trying to sort out this raid issue.
Computer is :
Gigabyte GA-EP45T-Extreme
Processor : Intel Quad Q9400 LGA775
Ram : 4gb
Hard Drives : 3 x 1 Tb Seagate
Video Card : Radeon HD 4890

I've enabled the raid 5 in the BIOS
I've downloaded the driver from the Gigabyte Disc onto a flash drive
When I load Windows 7 it says " Windows cannot be installed to this disc. This computers hardware may not support booting to this disc. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computers BIOS menu"

I've checked and rechecked the BIOS and stuffed if I can find this or is my frustration getting the better of me ?
I also downloaded the MSM64 Driver in the Gigabyte disc and that the one I copied to the flash drive.

Confused ?......I am....anyone help me with this before I lose it ?

A:Windows 7 Sata Raid Driver

Download these drivers:〈=eng

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OK guys, this is my first post in this forum.... nice 2 meet u all

Here's the problem

Recently I got a newly Windows 7 Ultimate Edition from my friend. Like my old Vista X64, I ran the normal setup for Windows set the boot piority to DVD-Drive and the usual bla bla bla stuff...

I've installed countless times of Vista on my PC without any problem, but Windows 7 is currently pissing me off.

When I got the Windows 7 DVD from my friend I instantly went to ASUS site for some drivers for my RAID setup (for some reason it wasn't list in the download section for this motherboard), like my Vista installation, I've put the files in the thumb drive. When Windows asked me for the drivers, I've just put the thing in to my PC and BAM!! Windows doesn't see my drivers

So I've done some research and tried out different drivers, but none of them worked.

After countless hours of trial and error, I finally given up the "clean" installation of Windows 7. So I've tried the "upgrade" method in Vista instade. The process was easy, a few clicks (and miracally it detects my RAID 0 too). The installation went real smooth, after the PC reboots itself and the shiny Windows logo was on the screen with the message "Starting Windows". WHOOOF!! BSOD saying 0x0007b error. I've tried installing it again using "upgrade" option, but the result was the same.

I'm a newb to Windows 7, so help would be appreciated.

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A:Some RAID driver issue and some sh*t BSOD...

RAID is a chronic problem with Win7 installs.

It would be best if you can switch to AHCI or SATA mode in the BIOS.

It may require new drivers, but the Win7 installer will likely have them.

You'll have to configure your RAID devices using the Configuration Utility that normally prompts during start up. Basically before your computer boots windows it should prompt something similar to "press ctrl + S" to enter configuration utility. Then you can manage which disks are in what RAID configuration. You may also want to check your BIOS as there may be settings there or access to the configuration utility.

Note that once you change the RAID configuration, all data on the devices is no longer be able to be read so back it up externally or to a non-RAID drive.

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ASUS A8N SLI deluxe motherboard
2x 1gb micron pc3200 ram
2x geforce 6800 in SLI mode
teac dvd-rw/cd-rw

(and last but most importantly)
2x 200gb maxtor sata hdd

ok, so here it goes. i finally assemble my first decent machine. and lo and behold, there are things i have never worked with before. namely SATA hdd's. for some reason, NOTHING i have can recognize them except for my raid setup tool. heres what ive done so far.

boot from xp cd --->cant find any hard drives to install to

boot from maxtor driver cd--->cant find any maxtor hdd's to use setup tool on and maxtor sata raid driver doesnt work when run during xp install

boot from mobo cd and make scsi/raid floppy's to use during install

use scsi/raid floppy's with an end result in xp still not being able to register that it has 1 (or 2) sata hard drives attached to it...

like i said, the only thing that registers it is my raid setup utility during startup.

i need help ASAP

i waited a week for the parts to arrive, then i waited another half week for the thermal compound, now all thats left is to let this biotch FLY!!! and im getting antsy. if anyone can help me i would be very appreciative and thank you in advance for all replies (constructive or non) <--its the thought that counts.

A:sata/raid driver not loading

When you FIRST install the XP cd and it starts loading up, there is a part where it will ask you if you are installing a RAID setup and to press f6 (I think it is F6, but it tells you what to push). That is the step in which the drivers are installed. BEFORE you install windows.

Hope this helps.

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I have a PC with ULi M1575/M1697 chipset, was wondering if anyone has found a raid driver that works in 7 or if 7 has it built in.

I know nvidia bought them out a long time ago and realize this is probably not going to work.

A:ULi M1575/M1697 Raid driver

To contribute, I have uploaded the ULI220 file with the RAID controller driver in the following link:

MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service

I can get my A8r32-MVP Deluxe to recognize my Raid-0 drive now and able to finish the rest of Windows 7 installation.

When Windows 7 say no drive detected, click on "Load driver" and browse the USB or CD-ROM where you copied the ULI file into. Then point to the following directory to load & install it.
---> G:\ULI_220\SATA\M5289\i386

Hope this resolves the RAID issue for any A8R32-MVP Deluxe owner and/or M1575 chipset user when installing Windows 7.

Thank you

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Hi there. I am pulling my hair out and hope someone can help me. I have an ASUS Motherboard M4A87TD EVO, got two new hard drives, and changed the BIOS settings to a RAID configuration.

After exiting BIOS, I loaded the WIN 7 (64 bit) installation disc, got thru the first few prompts of installation, and the pop up error menu shows up. " NO SIGNED DRIVER FOUND, PLEASE INSERT CD/DVD/ FLOPPY, bla bla bla ", and my RAID configuration does not appear in the box as a hard drive for Windows to be installed into.

After researching on the web and contacting ASUS, I still don't understand. From what I can gather, it is a driver that will make THE INSTALLATION PROCESS RECOGNIZE MY RAID configuration. Apparently, it must be downloaded onto a thumbdrive and installed
"during" the Windows installation.

Now...WHAT DRIVER??? WHERE??? WHO??? WHAT?? HOW?? Is it specific to this type of installation, or manufacturer specific? Asus or Windows? A third party??

Sorry, I am so aggravated. Please help.


A:New Win 7 Install after RAID SETUP- What Driver??

ASUS Motherboard M4A87TD EVO. look under Utilities.
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards - M4A87TD EVO
RAID - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Good luck with your Raid.

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Here's a mind - boggler...

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
Here's my specs:
ASUS M2N68-AM Motherboard
Corsair 750W PSU
4GB Corsair DDR2 800 RAM
Sony SCSI DVD/R/RW Drive
AMD Athlon Dual-Core 7750 Black Edition
Nvidia GeForce 8600GT PCI-E x16 256MB
320GB SATA Western Digital Caviar HDD
160GB Seagate IDE HDD
The whole system has been freezing up lately..I'd describe it as more of a 'hang.' Just about any application (Firefox, OpenOffice Writer etc..) will 'hang' for 5-10 seconds and then keep working. I'll be typing something and the cursor will freeze, and then about 5 seconds later the text will appear. I've traced the problem to the Event Log:

The timestamp corresponds with the hanging.
Source: nvstor
Event ID: 129
General Details: Reset to device, \Device\RaidPort0, was issued.

This is apparently an nVidia SATA Device controller..So I went to the nVidia website, and downloaded the drivers for the nForce 630a chipset. After installation, the problem seemed almost resolved..frequency and time of the hang had decreased.

The problem is still here however..and now in the Event log - nvstor is replaced with nvstor64.. Error reports are still as frequent in the log, but less noticeable otherwise.

This is pretty much where I'm at right now.
Any idea on what to do next?

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I removed this controller card and replaced it with one of a totally different brand/type, and now I need to remove the old driver. However, when I try to do so with Programs And Features, the wizard that appears has the option to remove it grayed out. How do I get rid of it?

A:Removing VIA V-Raid Platform Driver

Assuming you have a slot available, have you tried putting the old card back in and then try uninstalling?

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I was recently deploying Windows 7 on an older PC(not too old) and in the upgrade proccess it said setup could not continue and rolled back my upgrade. I suspect that it is because of the raid, because it stopped in the middle of the expanding files stage. The driver version on there is, which I believe is the most recent for vista, so can I rule this out as a reason. Theres 50GB free for upgrade.


A:Sil 3112a RAID Controller Driver

Quote: Originally Posted by TheWiz

I was recently deploying Windows 7 on an older PC(not too old) and in the upgrade proccess it said setup could not continue and rolled back my upgrade. I suspect that it is because of the raid, because it stopped in the middle of the expanding files stage. The driver version on there is, which I believe is the most recent for vista, so can I rule this out as a reason. Theres 50GB free for upgrade.



Have you tried removing the raid card and trying to install win 7 again?

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Ok, When I start my server (which has currently crashed and needs to be reinstalled) after the BIOS prompts, it shows me my Siig 3114 Raid settings (press F4 or CTRL-S to enter setup)

The raid is setup fine and shows correctly.

Now I don't have a floppy hooked up to the server, have not used a floppy for I cannot remember how long. So when I get the windows (Press F6 for RAID or SCSI drivers)prompt during a fresh XP Pro install, I am stuck.

I tried to put the raid drivers on a USB key, on a external USB Floppy drive etc.
Do I still need to install the windows RAID drivers if it is done via hardware (which I assume is what is showing during the bios boot processes)

If I DO need the windows part, is there a way of tricking the system with a USB key or something?


PS - Please let me know if I should have this under the Windows Section versus Hardware.

A:Skipping the F6 Raid Driver Setup? Possible?

There is no way to get win2k or xp to look at a flash drive, however there is a pretty easy way to load the drivers without a floppy.

Make a custom install CD with the raid drivers integrated into the install disk. I have done this for win2k with highpoint, promise, and nvidia controllers. It works very well; no need to load the driver via F6.

To do this I use nlite you just need to have the driver somewhere on any type of media ie hd, cd, whatever. Tell nlite where the driver is located and it will integrate it into a custom disk. You can slipsteam a service pack and put other drivers on the disk as well.

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I own a dell dimension 8400 and I just installed a seagate 160Gb sata hard drive. I am having a problem reinstalling windows xp and I think I need the SATA/RAID card driver. I feel like I have tried every other possible solution... Does anyone have the link to the driver, or some tips on loading it? I have access to a floppy drive, which I think is needed. Thanks, I appreciated the help!

A:Sata/raid Card Driver

jd5,Take a look at this link. Also note item # 2 at the very bottom under references. hthBe (RAID) SafeDa Bleepin AniMod, Animal

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just powered up 1st build pc, everything workin great
intel 915p socket 775 mb
1gb ddr2 ram
200 gb sata hd
intel pen 4 640 3.2ghz 2mb cache
A raid driver floppy disc came with mother board, should I install it or not?
Not sure what its for can someone help ?

A:Solved: raid driver question

Shouldn't have to load the driver unless you are going to set up a Raid array.

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So I finally got the the right drivers, managed to stick them on a floppy disk, get windows xp install to register them and install to the RAID 0 setup (Hardware controlled)

It works fine until the pc is restarted. After I restart if there is nothing in the cd drive or floppy drive I get 'Operating system missing' boot error. The only way I can get it to boot is to have the windows xp install disk in the drive, and the floppy disk in the drive with the raid drivers on.

If i go in to the windows setup disk and try to load the drivers again to properly repair the install it gives me 'Floppy disk wrong format' error (or something like that) and I can't do anything.
I could live with this if it wasn't for the fact even though i can boot it up and get access after a restart, performance is rubbish. The system hangs and freezes randomly ectt..

I have found a win 2000 driver, extracted the files from that.
I have a Proliant ML 310 G1 Server and there is only support for windows 2000 and I need XP on it.

How can I get the RAID drivers to properly install?

Many thanks


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I'm curious if anyone has noticed this...

Win XP and Win2k... you can connect and get webpages for a few mins and then everything dies. The only way to get the connection back is to restart and try it again. Disconnecting and reconnecting will not do the trick.

I work for an ISP and in the past week I have seen this too much. I have looked thru the forum and seen the problem with Win2K mentioned on here.....but nothing for XP.

So I guess my question is.... Any suggestions? Any Idea what the cause may be?

What I have seen is

1. Most have the patch for blaster installed
2. It doesn't matter if the firewall for xp is enabled or disabled
3. The data trf doesn't seem to stop. (at least in the few i have tested the bytes sent/rec still move)
4. The only way to get it working again is to restart the pc.

It isn't any type of spyware either. I have talked to customers with just out of the box computers and the same thing happens.

I am sure a firewall would fix this problem because it seems like they are getting attacked just like with Blaster. However, any ideas on what is doing it? A similar attack? The same attack but still need another patch?

Any suggestions would be great.


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I restored my hard drive to factory settings with the disk my pc came with, now im having nothing but trouble, it lags so bad i cant keep internet connections and when im on a web site like this one or even just using my pc the screen scrolls super slow like slow motion or something, am i missing updates or drivers maybe .. i went to the microsoft site and downloaded xp service pack 2 and whatever else it gave me .. im new at this and dont know what i did wrong,some help would be much appreciated.

A:winxp lag issues

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I updated my NVIDIA driver and the NVIDIA Control Panel Application keeps crashing telling me about SATA-Raid errors. So I uninstalled all of them.

Now, PC can't boot up anymore. It does not show me that the Raid array is damaged, then gets to a point where there is a BSOD:


STOP: 0x000000D1
I was able to use my Vista DVD to get to the System Recovery Options but it doesn't see my RAID array. when I start up, and tap F10 for my RAID array options, it not only recognizes the array but says its healthy and working fine; however by boot it says N/A and I can't change the option.

A:BSOD on Vista (Raid Hardware issues)


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Hello everyone - I have been trying to install XP on my main office computer for about a week now and have about lost it! It's okay though, I'm trying to relax - hopefully someone here can help me.

I have a Shuttle small form factor PC with two SATA drives in it controller by a si3112 controller. Normally, you do the whole "press F6 during install" and stick the drivers on a floppy disk (ha, floppy disk...) and viola!

Lacking a floppy disk drive, I first tried making several custom install CDs using the massstorage driverpack from These had various levels of success - I have a stack of about 20 install CDs that have either bluescreened or had some other corruption. I do get to the end of the text install usually with these - as in the drivers work for the the first part of the install and I am able to format the drives, start the install, etc.

I bought a floppy drive at some point during this whole process and tried the usual method. This again works - as in XP install sees the drives, can format them, etc. Right before it is about to copy the files over at the end of the text install I get a message asking for the drivers again. There is nothing I can do at that point - it can't find the disk or anything so I'm SOL.

Has XP forgotten that I already gave it the drivers? furthermore, that the drivers appeared to work the first time around?

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A:Windows XP SATA RAID Install issues

Try using nLIte to 'slipstream' the drivers onto an install CD, just select 'Drivers' on the 'Task Selection' window, click 'Next' then click on 'Insert' and navigate to the Sata drivers .INF file.
nLite will even burn the disk for you !

I would get some CD-RW disks for this.

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Respected nerds, techs, geeks and dear fellow members

I am having presently one hard disk drive seagate of 80 GB...

I am about to buy a hard disk tommorow....

In this contect can anyone plz clarify my following doubts...

A. I have heard that we can set up two HDD with RAID connection for striping and mirroring (I dont know what these means)...

((a)) Do i need to buy the second hard disk also of size 80 GB so that i can set up RAID connection with my previous hard disk of 80 GB...???

Or is it that i can purchase 200 GB (say) of HDD tommorow and with my previous 80 GB...I can still set up RAID Connection...????????

I mean is it mandatory that both HDDs be of same size for setting up RAID connection...????

() Also to set up RAID connection is it necessary that both hard disk should be from same company....?????

Or can i have say one seagate HDD set up with say another samsung HDD in RAID...?????

((c)) Can we have three hard disk drives and still set RAID connection....????

Or is it only restricted to two HDD...????

() what exactly is RAID connection and what benefits it offers....?????????

((e)) Can i still create drive image of my hard disk after setting up RAID connection......????????????????

Now as my computer and technical knowledge is very very limited (as i am a hardcore finance guy), my best and only recourse are wonderful forums like the one where i am posting right now. Its really great to have advice and suggestion of knowledgeable people here who do not... Read more

A:HDD - RAID - multiple issues - urgent attention

Never tried RAIDing either but a quick google threw this up, amongst many others, which seems fairly comprehensive in giving the answers you want:

Good luck anyways


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First post.. I just installed Windows 7 and for the most part all went ok. The only issue I seem to be having concerns my Rosewill RC-200 IDE raid card. Card works fine as an IDE card. However, I cannot get the raid functions to work.

The card uses a ?Silicon Image SiI 0680 ATA-133 Medley Raid Controller? chipset. The only thing I found a bit odd about the install was that W7 recognized the card and installed its own drivers instead of asking for drivers supplied by the manufacture. Not sure if this is an issue or not, but I have had to remove the raid set for now until I figure out what is wrong

Most of my hardware is new, MSI 770-C45 mobo, EVGA 9500GT video, Rosewill RC-200 PCI card.
I plan on calling the manufacture on Monday but thought I would check to see if anyone else has had this particular problem.

A:Rosewill RC-200 raid card issues with Windows 7

Bump... Anyone... I noticed that the driver version reported by W7 is while the manufacture shows only as being the latest.

Any thoughts...


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Complicated one people!
I would be forever grateful if someone manages to solve this!
It began when I originally purchased the Gigabyte P35W V5 laptop, I purchased this and planned to put my own M.2 SSDs inside as it has two slots. I planned to configure it as raid 0. So I went ahead and did this, everything went smoothly and I managed to get it configured as raid 0 but then I found other faults with the laptop. I planned on exchanging it but they were out of stock so I got the P35X V6.
The problem I have is I've backed up the OS onto a bootable USB but the BIOS doesn't find my M.2 SSDs at the BIOS level. These are the same M.2 SSDs that worked fine on the other laptop, I never formatted them and kept them setup as a Raid 0 but it doesn't give me the option to change the ACHI to SATA.
So I then installed the OS onto the HDD which I also installed on the laptop as there is a 2.5 Inch slot for it. The OS now boots from the HDD, I updated the BIOS and even tried to use the "Intel Rapid Technology" but could not find it on the laptop even though it tells me it is up to date.
I then attempted to update the BIOS and still no change. So I have two M.2 SSDs configured in Raid 0 installed on this laptop but are not showing up correctly on the laptop. There is no data on the M.2 SSDs, I've tried removing one of the M.2 SSDs and still no change.
The other issue is before the Raid configuration would show on Windows 10 with all the other drives as the two SSDs combined as it should be wh... Read more

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This is a bit unusual, and I've not anyone discussing this before. I changed my older MSI motherboard to a newer one. I had RAID on the old one using an expansion card; but the new mobo has a built-in RAID, so I hooked up the drives (SATA) directly to it. AFter establishing the RAID, it looks like Windows 7 Ultimate is trying to start, but then it quits and on reboot allows me to go to the startup recovery. There I'm able to load the RAID drivers, the system does show up in the window, and the startup repair is performed. However, the startup repair doesn't really help, and on reboot the system quits again. I guess I'm looking for a way to install the new RAID drivers (rather than just loading them) to the system, but I don't see a way to do that from the options. Any way to do this from CLI? Or should I boot with the Windows 7 DVD and try from there (my disc is an upgrade disc, does it matter?)? Thanks.

A:Booting issues after moving RAID from one mobo to another.

Win7 cannot normally be expected to start on new hardware due to conflicts when trying to load drivers that stall startup at boot animation.

The standard resolution to this is to clean reinstall, SysPrep the HD on old hardware before swapping it over, or using Paragon Adaptive restore CD on the HD in the new hardware.

RAID is a wild card however with SysPrep or PAR so you may be forced to clean reinstall.

SysPrep to move HD to another computer

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Ok I purchased a Compusa IDE Raid card. I cannot find anything that mentions any brand on the card.

Anyway it comes with a CD for WIndows XP drivers. When I load the CD it has two folders, with one having three driver files. The other is a DOC folder for a manual.

Well I copied all the drivers to a floppy and started a XP Pro New Install.

The PCI card was recognized without any issues and I entered the Raid Card Bios and setup the array etc through that without any issues.

When I get to the XP setup I press 6 for the RAID drivers. It continues and asks for the driver disk. Well I insert it and then get the error that says:

No txtsetup.oem found.

So I tried something silly and created a blank txtsetup.oem
Well that didn't work

I did some more searching and ended up finding the the 3 page manual mention of :

"ITE IT8212 ATA RAid Controller"

Well found their site and downloaded the 8212 drivers..but nothing works and none of the files are the txtsetup.oem

Any ideas??


A:IDE Raid Card Issues...Compusa Brand....

What happens if you just run the install from windows? ATA133 Controller

Here's a link for a rather detailed manual: MANUAL

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I recently upgraded to an SSD. I moved windows 7 over to the new SSD and re-aligned the partition properly

The drive setup is as follows:
2x 500GB WD Black drives in RAID 0
1x 120GB ADATA S510 SSD

In BIOS, RAID mode is enabled. You cannot enable RAID for one pair of drives and AHCI separately. I was assuming disks that are not part of the logical RAID volumes would be set to AHCI automatically. I have enabled NCQ in AMD RaidExpert for the SSD.

WEI is 5.9 for the primary disk. The primary disk is the SSD.

Other strange behanivour is that the RAID array and the SSD both appear as SCSI devices in device manager, and Windows won't accept the ahci drivers from ECS.

Below is the benchmark showing poor performance.

Ideas?? Many thanks.

A:Poor SSD performance: AMD RAID and AHCI Issues. WEI 5.9

Here are my winsat scores:

> Run Time 00:00:00.03
> Run Time 00:00:00.00
> CPU LZW Compression 371.31 MB/s
> CPU AES256 Encryption 192.22 MB/s
> CPU Vista Compression 694.62 MB/s
> CPU SHA1 Hash 1401.83 MB/s
> Uniproc CPU LZW Compression 92.68 MB/s
> Uniproc CPU AES256 Encryption 47.78 MB/s
> Uniproc CPU Vista Compression 173.33 MB/s
> Uniproc CPU SHA1 Hash 350.64 MB/s
> Memory Performance 13669.49 MB/s
> Direct3D Batch Performance 171.69 F/s
> Direct3D Alpha Blend Performance 172.50 F/s
> Direct3D ALU Performance 57.91 F/s
> Direct3D Texture Load Performance 55.75 F/s
> Direct3D Batch Performance 154.73 F/s
> Direct3D Alpha Blend Performance 153.50 F/s
> Direct3D ALU Performance 52.37 F/s
> Direct3D Texture Load Performance 43.15 F/s
> Direct3D Geometry Performance 101.65 F/s
> Direct3D Geometry Performance 135.60 F/s
> Direct3D Constant Buffer Performance 39.04 F/s
> Video Memory Throughput 5025.35 MB/s
> Dshow Video Encode Time 2.43249 s
> Media Foundation Decode Time ... Read more

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