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Dell Vista RAID pissing me off!

Q: Dell Vista RAID pissing me off!

Hey everyone
I have a almost two year old Dell with Vista home premium 32bit and it's driving me nuts. I've always had troubles with it, but they usually just solve themselves.
It came with the Intel Matrix Manager thing and there are two RAID volumes. Now, they **** up all the time which makes the computer go nuts. This morning the first RAID volume was degraded and listed as "Error Occurred". Usually I just boot up, go into the Matrix Manager and rebuild it and all is "fine".
Today, however, after it was on 8% of the rebuilt, it either BSOD'd or rebooted by itself (I was afk) and I haven't been able to boot up successfully since then. The RAID volume still lists as degraded with an error and the boot just stalls after the Ctrl-I line.
I tried Dell's DVD and tried to repair the computer, but after it says it has errors and I select restart, it just goes blank.
I also tried safe mode F8, but it seems it's not working. No matter how many bajillion times I press that key, it never gets to safe mode.

Now, I don't really get the whole RAID thing, but I think it is to blame.
Apart from a cry for help in general, I have a specific question. If I want to stop using the RAID thing and just have a normal computer, should I reset or delete the RAID volumes? I'm afraid I'm going to lose data if I choose the wrong option.
Anyway, any help with bringing my computer up would be very much appreciated.
I'm new to the whole tech forum thing, so any specs you need, just let me know and I'll do my best to give them to you considering my computer is dead.
Thanks in advance

Cristina Linha (aka Draculusa)

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I ordered a 3620 with 2 hard drives configured for RAID 0. It has already shipped. I realize now that I made a mistake and should have ordered the RAID 1 configuration. I realize this will reduce my total drive capacity.
Also, I'm planning on adding a 3rd HDD that I do not wanted to be included in the RAID. Any help on switching RAID levels and adding the 3rd drive would be appreciated. I'm expecting the machine to arrive tomorrow.
Thanks.

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Ok, for head start i say i got GeForce 2 MMX 400 Tornado 64MB graphic card.
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This prob occurs on WinXP SP2. But never occured before, just now, since yesterday, i formatted and installed OS again. But that should not be the problem. The problem must be elsewhere.

A:This is really pissing me off! :(

think WinXP is like my Win2k on this... but go to system properties>hardware tab> driver signing button, set it to Warn or Ignore, but not block, if you set it to warn, thats ok, you will have a button available when installing unsigned drivers to go ahead and install it anyhow (like most of nvidia's drivers), if set to ignore, any driver (signed or unsigned) will go in w/o this notice

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Okay, I've been having weird problems, that I previously assumed were from over heating... but my computer just proved me wrong.

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More recently, afer I took that video card, and now just randomly shuts down and is really annoying...

Is it just a failing CPU? or something that you can mess with, or something even different I can't do anything but get a new computer for.

A:Okay, well this is just pissing me off...

Hi,

Your thoughts on this issue might be correct, however, it may not be correct. I am saying this because I suspect your computer (CPU or Motherboard or Hard Drives, etc) might have been hot already and the video card if operating hot also, sent it over the top.

Give us your computer specs (use the link in my signature to tell us what you have) and then we can better evaluate this problem. In the meantime, download the SensorviewPro program under my signature and report the three areas back for both at-rest, and under-stress (playing a game) temperatures. The fan speeds and voltages are helpful information also.

Post back with questions/concerns/information.

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A:Svchost.exe, Pissing Me Off

Have you followed BlackViper's suggestions concerning "services"?http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/servicecfg.htm

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A:CDROMs pissing me off

If two devices are on a cable, one must be MASTER, or MASTER With SLAVE, and the second device set to SLAVE.

In some cases the Slave will need to be set as CABLE SELECT.

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DyFuCA: Class (Registry key, fixed)
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PLease for the love of god, help me. :blackeye:
 

A:LG Multi drive pissing me off

this is family forum what the cussing
just calm down it's not worth blow a vain over
it's new ask the perso who bought it if you can do return
contact LG for return info
at this point I would suggest pio mode or check for eror in udma mode,but not sure that would help and I think you spent enought time on it
dump the drive
 

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I want to disable it for good.
 

A:Touchpad keeps enabling itself - Why? this is really pissing me off!

add your OS to your signature.

I will assume it is WinXP and say to disable System Restore, disable the Touchpad, restart, and then re-enable sytem restore.
 

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Is Firefox set as the default browser? And is the "automatically detect settings" option selected in network settings in control panel? (I'm guessing here, as I don't have windows.)

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:32:45 PM, on 12/17/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
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A:Norton Internet Security realy pissing me off

Hi, and welcome to tsg

how about an online scan
you can Run an online scan from here
http://housecall.antivirus.com/pc_housecall
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/com/activescan_principal.htm

see here http://forums.techguy.org/t110854.html for other online scanners

or you can download a free virus scanner AVG from http://www.grisoft.com

i cant help with the norton stuff - maybe if you could post your windows version and the norton product code and version that may help one of the experts.

post back if the online or AVG finds a virus and you need further help
have a look here for useful info on secruity tools http://forums.techguy.org/t110854.html
 

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I have no personal experience so I will leave particulars to others, but I know the Dell XPS 410 will do raid 0 without a controller. Make backups, if one drive goes, you lose all data. A Guy

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Hi all
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I have installed about 6 times over the last couple of days and the system seems fine for maybe 20 minutes at which point one of two things happens.


either


1. it reboots after a brief blue screen message regarding BAD_POOL_HEADER (too quick to read)


2. it hangs and performs a dump with a BSOD regarding NVSTOR.SYS


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Dell does not list the PC as Win 7 compatible and there are no Win7 64 bit RAID drivers listed although it does list Vista 64 bit drivers as a download. I have tried these but Win7 doesn't seem to want to update the driver saying I already have the latest drivers installed (from the Windows 7 DVD).


Anyone else had this problem and been able to cure it. I'm writing this from the PC with the 32 bit version installed and working fine. I need 64 bit to address the 8gb of memory for some very intensive video and photoshop work I do.

A:Failing Dell 64 bit RAID drivers

I believe you can force Windows to install the drivers you choose even if it thinks the currently installed drivers are more recent. Try that.

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I replaced the Perc5 Batt and from a previous call to DELL, I was told the RAID controller needed to be reset after disconnecting the 4 drives and restarting.

Anyone know the proper procedure? I'm told the 00 drive can restore the controller when it is reconnected again. True?

Thanks for sharing your knowledge and expertise. As someone who makes a living by the hour, I appreciate you spending some of your valuable time with me.
 

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1. Shouldn't he be able to boot without the mirrored disc not working?
2. Once he gets the second disc replaced shouldn't everything be fine?
3. Why does Dell try to extort money from good new customers?

Thanks,
Don
 

A:Dell Raid Problem/Failure

It depends on the raid level. I think if it is just raid 0 (Data striped across two drives) for speed then he has lost everything and might as well start over. So is he running mirrored or raid 0?

http://www.twincom.com/raid.html
So whats the model of the Dell system?
 

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Hi,
I have been trying to install windows XP on a new Dell Vostro 200 machine. The machine has two 500GB hard drives and I want two have them set up in raid 1 (mirrored).

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A:Problems with RAID 1 on DELL Vostro

Found the problem arrrrrrrrrrr!

The first disk drive I tried using was from a old broken computer seems it was damaging the disks.

The reason that the other disk drivers weren't trying to read the disks was because they had been formatted.

What a waste of time.
 

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Some controllers place the configuration on the drives as well as the controller.

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Hi all,

I have a Dell Dimension 9150 which I have come to realise has RAID 0 (striped) across 2x 150gb drives.

Other than faster performance I can't see why they have done this on a desktop machine???

A drive has failed (great!) I have tried to run a chkdsk on it, but it just won't run.

I could do with getting the users data off, but how can I run a recovery program on 2 drives? As it's RAID 0, the data will be striped across the 2 drives.

Any pointers would be amazing.

Thanks

A:Dell Dimension 9150 - Raid 0

I think you'd have to go the recovery software route, http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=r...mp;aq=f&oq=Which is still a gamble and will cost money (unless you find a free recovery software which also purports to handle a RAID-0 situation.Louis

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Hello guys! Hope this isn't too rediculous of a question but here goes...

I'm waiting for a new Dell xps420 with a raid 0 (2x 500GB) set up and I'm afraid I may have made a big mistake. My question is- For back up security, can I just set it up to back up my whole system to an external hard drive? I'd like to back it up whenever necesarry. I like to keep all of my important files on an external anyway, that way if my computer ever got scorched or crashed I'd be OK once I got my system back up. I actually have two externals, one I use to back up the other just in case. I'm not quite sure how I could make this work with the new system being 64bit Vista. I've been reading about people having a hard time backing up a raid 0 system with vista and now I wish I had done a little more research. Time was a factor though as my current system is 6 years old and its on its last leg. I need it to be a reliable backup. Also, can I reboot from a disk with raid 0? I will be using my system for some work/ college and for all around general use. Please let me know when you can. Here's the specs of the new system:

- Intel Core2 processor Q8200 (2.33Ghz 1333FSB) w/Quad Core Tech and 4MB cache 375W Power Supply
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- ATI Radeon HD3870 512MB GDDR4
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A:Raid 0 backup question for new 64-bit Dell

Issues: Backup System vs User Data option.

The User Data option has many advantages:
PRO:including faster to complete and less media (ie: backup storage) required.
CON:the system would need to be made operational (maybe a full install) and all the applications reinstalled too.

System level backups is a farce in my opinion, as most people ASSUME that it is
a trivial matter to 'just restore the backup' and everything will be fine -- WRONG!
The prerequisite to restore is a running system -- and now you're in a catch-22;
you need the system but you're trying to restore the system.

Two products give the ability to properly restore a system-level backup,
Acronis and Ghost. Each allows a boot from CD and then a restore of the backup
over the HD and 'hopefully' creating a bootable HD in the process.

The object of backups is to reduce the lost of data, which means you need to
periodically perform the backup task -- creating multiple backup files.
Clearly, backing up the entire HD is very wasteful in time and media.

My plan would be to take a system image (using Acronis or Ghost) once a year
and then use User Data option to capture the important stuff more frequently.
 

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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 am configuring a Dell workstation to buy to use mainly for computer graphics (mostly Photoshop work). I am going to choose the SATA option.

I would like to know whether to order RAID 1 or RAID 0. I like the idea of duplicating information on the second hard drive if that is what RAID 0 does. Does that mean that if one hard drive fails, you will have all the information intact on the second drive?

RAID 1, as I understand it, uses striping and if you lose data on one, it is not recoverable. Is the advantage of this configuration speed?

Is it possible to have an additional (third) hard drive to use separate from the RAID drives (not another RAID pair)?

I would appreciate any advice you can give me. I am planning to get my work station with Windows XP Pro installed (not Vista).

Thank you if you have read this far--and thanks for any help you can give.
 

A:Choosing RAID configuration for new DELL workstation

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I am trying to load operating system Win 2000 on Dell PE4600.I have configured Raid 5, container is found, started, optimal on boot. Bios successfully install. Operating system set up disc spins up. I F6 load my driver for raid successfully and set up continues to load files.Os gets to welcome to setup “enter to setup “ ”F3 to quit setup” after hitting “enter” windows then informs me that there are no hard disk drives present on my system. I scrubbed the drives during container setup(in raid bios). How do I create a partition and then format the array? In the other windows os that I have installed like xp the os promps you to partition then format during the beginning of the install. Server was in service and working. I received it when it was surplussed I had to add discs and os to use it.
Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Loading OS on Dell PE 4600 RAID 5

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I have a new pc, with a raid setup, one small ssd drive for fast booting, and a 2 tb drive
when I try to install win 8 via the "upgrade" method, it seems to install, but at the end, i get the failed to install message.
its a dell xps one 27, and only 3 weeks old; I see a bunch of upgraded files and drivers on the dell site for win 8, but I assume you dont install those until after you have win 8 installed...of course, that is a moot issue until I get it installed!
I dont want to "break" my raid apart just to install win 8, so is there another way?
should I try and boot from the dvd I burned from the iso, and install it that way? And, if I do that, does it go on the small ssd drive or on the 2tb drive? Anyone familiar with this setup on a dell?

thanks!

A:problems Installing on Dell XPS all in 1 RAID setup

Hi wase4711, I am having this same problem on my XPS 14. It has a 32GB+500GB hybrid drive, and Windows 8 upgrade fails at the same point as yours. Did you find a solution to this? Please let me know if you did. Thanks.

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Hi i have dell power edge 2600 server ,today my server raid showing problem at that i need dell Scsi raid controller driver.
 

A:Dell SCSI RAID controller driver

How old are your hard drives?
 

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So this is my first time trying to set up a RAID since I have this server to play with at work. As the title suggests it's a Dell Poweredge 840 without the capability to RAID out of the box. I ordered a J Micron PCIE JMB360/363 SATA(x2) controller to use for my RAID but I can't seem to get to RAID setup, it doesn't appear as if the machine knows it's there at all.

The BIOS version that the server is running is A06 and it doesn't really have a whole lot of options available within it. The only place in the BIOS that I can see that it sees the card is in the IRQ Assignment Area which lists it as an "(unknown manuf)". I've tried clearing up IRQs so that its the only one using the interrupt but no dice. I've turned off all onboard SATA ports leaving only my IDE for CD/DVD drive. When I POST I do not get an option telling me to hit Control+ (?) to enter RAID setup and when I finally get into Windows 7 it tells me that the hard drives hooked up to the controller cannot be installed to due to something not being enabled in BIOS.

Anyway that's the gist of it, does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks
 

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Hi!

I have a Dimension 9100 and want to do a fresh install of XP. The only disc I can create is the Dell OS Recovery CD. I've read in lotsa places about needing to press F6 on installing XP to select a RAID disc or something. All I know is that I have the following:

320GB Serial ATA RAID 0 Stripe [2x160GB 7200rpm ]

I want XP to have just one HD shown (C as it currently is. Do I need to make some kinda disc for this setup? Also, a side note, I have something called the Intel Matrix Storage Manager that shows up after the BIOS. Do I need to manually install this after XP or is it built-in to the BIOS? Thank you so much.
 

A:Fresh installing Dell 9100... do I need RAID stuff?

Yes. You'll need to copy the raid drivers to a floppy. Without raid implemented you'd have two discs which would be seen as C: and D: if you didn't create smaller partitions. You still need the raid drivers with this set-up.
 

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I bought this from DELL XPS061great system.

It came with 2-250gb HD in raid 1 config where c: drive is mirrored or backed up onto the D drive i guess using Norton ghost.
Turns out I discovered last month that the norton ghost 10 expired 90 days after I bough this system 3-5 years ago. All the while the Intel matrix manager said everything was A-OK.

So besides backblaze which I dont especially like. 4 ext HD, a network drive crippled by the use of an equally useless backup program called MEMEO, I have relied on back up onto my D drive that has sat UNUSED for this long.

There is no backup on this drive although I think it should be mirrored through some magic program built into the motherboard....

Can someone offer an alternative? possibly change configuration of the drive D: or offer some solution? I wouldn't object to somehow up grade both drives to a TB but wonder how I can achieve that?

thanks in advance

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A:Dell XPS datasafe, RAID 1 and Norton Ghost unused HD

You have an open malware log topic at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic425232.html/page__p__2455869#entry2455869 .Until that top[c is resolved, you should refrain from asking questions or changing anything on your system.Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the logs you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.From this point on, the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Now that your log is posted and you are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will ... Read more

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Hello guy as always i need your support...
we have a Dell Precision T5810 Arrived with Three disk(2 TB ) Configured with RAID 5. My Boss asked me to install Windws 7 but i have some Issue.
I'm installing Windows 7 with USB Stick, during the installation i need to install the driver to be able to read the disk. After Loading the drive i found 4 partition
Disk 1 Part 1 ESP 500M
Disk 1 Part 2 DIAGS 40GB
Disk 1 Part 3 OS 2 GB
Disk 1 Part 4 UNALLOCATED SPACE  3700 gb

but is impossibile to install WIndows becasue this error:
Windows cannot be installed to the this. The selected disk is of the GPT Partions.
How can i fix and install Windows? 
TANKS GIO

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I want to create a RAID 1 on my 7040 MT and finally found the right caddy at ebay (Dell product # X9FV3) but it says that the caddy receives a 2.5-inch drive, not a 3.5-inch drive like the one that is already installed. I can see that  the housing that receives the second drive is sized about right for a 2.5-inch one and I have googled the product ID and everything seems to indicate that I need a 2.5-inch drive.
That seems strange but is it correct? Thanks.

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The computer has 2 750gb hard drives in it but I noticed it was awful slow for a dual quad core computer with win 7 64 bit and 16gb of ram so I checked in the bios and I don't really see a way to turn it completely off unless the hard drives are reformatted in some way. If someone is familiar with this problem please help. I have disconnected one drive and re-installed windows on the other for now.
 

A:How do I turn off raid mode on a Dell Precision T5400

You can't just take drives that have a RAID array on them and expect them to work when you turn RAID off. You'll need to re-format.

Anyway, the Dell BIOS has an option for HDD mode, it's in there.
 

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System: Dell XPS 8300, i7-2600, 3.4 GHz, 16 GByte memory running Windows 10 PRO. Currently the boot device is a Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB. The motherboard is a Dell 0y2mrg containing an H67 Express Sata/6 controller(chipset). The performance is very good, particularly with Rapid mode(a disk caching app by Samsung) enabled. There is a secondary 1 TB hard drive which is used as storage for less active files. The graphics has been replaced with an NVidia 750 GTX with two HDMI outputs. I have to admit this is a quick system, my major uses are using Excel with large files(5-100 MB) and number crunching. I've decided not to replace the CPU or MBoard until one or the other fails, thinking i7-6800. I run an incremental Acronis backup every day with full saves every 20 days.

I'd like to add another Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB to this system and run both together in raid 0 and use the raid structure as the boot device. I already own the second 850 EVO. My major motivation is capacity, followed by speed. I should have purchased a 1 TB SSD but didn't.

Can anyone direct me to the literature that explains how to implement raid 0 with Windows 10 PRO? I realize the entire conversion process may involve a lot of moving stuff around and so forth. Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks, Glen

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Hello,
i recently got a LSI 9361 8i controller for my Dell T7910, with also probably some Dell Part Numbers on. After configuring everything and also enabling JBOD on this Controller, i am now facing another issue.
The Controller is constantly overheating. Which is a bit strange, because Dell is listing the controller in their standard configuration and you can also buy one with the LSI 9361. Therefore my question - is there any additional Fan Mounted to the controller, when original delivered by dell? If yes, can someone post a Photo or a specific part number?  In which pcie port is the card normally installed?
And what’s the purpose of the additional Cube on the lower memory cooling shroud?
 
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Hello guy as always i need your support...
we have a Dell Precision T5810 Arrived with Three disk(2 TB ) Configured with RAID 5. My Boss asked me to install Windws 7 but i have some Issue.
I'm installing Windows 7 with USB Stick, during the installation i need to install the driver to be able to read the disk. After Loading the drive i found 4 partition
Disk 1 Part 1 ESP 500M
Disk 1 Part 2 DIAGS 40GB
Disk 1 Part 3 OS 2 GB
Disk 1 Part 4 UNALLOCATED SPACE  3700 gb

but is impossibile to install WIndows becasue this error:
Windows cannot be installed to the this. The selected disk is of the GPT Partions.
How can i fix and install Windows? 
TANKS GIO

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I have two 16GB micro sata ssd's I'd like to try and get working inside a Dimension B110. I already have two sata to micro sata adapter cables so all I need to do is get it able to accept two sata drives. I'm looking at this "Ultra U12-40739 PCI Expansion Card - 2 SATA Internal Ports, 1.5Gbps, Raid 0, 1, JBOD" to get the two sata connections. But it says in the specs "Supports 66MHz PCI with 32-bit Data". Should it be backward compatible to work with the B110's 33MHz PCI interface? I'll also be buying two 4 Pin Molex power to 15 Pin SATA with a 5V to 3.3V converter cables. I'm also wondering how the RAID would be setup? Does the B110 BIOS have options for RAID? Will it show the option for RAID once the two ssd's are connected? Will there be some software utility I'll need to configure it? Not sure how that will work. Thanks for help!
 

A:raid with two micro sata ssd's in Dell Dimension B110?

Well I got the parts I needed and the ssd's are installed, but I can't get the drives to show up in "Computer" so I can use them as bootable drives. I'm using some sata utility tool and I'll add pics of what I see. How can I get them as bootble drives?


 

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Please help me with installing Windows XP on Dell T7400 with H/W RAID controller on 4 15k SAS harddrives. When installing windows I hit F6 to add optional RAID drivers and load this drivers using floppy drive, but Windows crashes anyway. The same is without loading optional drivers.

Any suggestions?

The same problem as in http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/729150-t7400-blue-screening-after-windows.html
But still no replies. Please help!
 

A:Dell T7400 with RAID: bluescreen when installing Windows XP 32-bit

pasza.a, can you tell us exactly what it says on your install disc please.
Does it have service pack 2 already in the disc?
 

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Raid 0, 1, 5 and 0+1 support for Dell Vostro 200 / 400 and Inspiron 530 / 530s machines! (Finally)

http://snipurl.com/1w59v
http://www.thelostbrain.com/post/20...d-Inspiron-530--530s-machines!-(Finally).aspx
For all those who dare, use at your own risk.
 

A:Raid 0, 1, 5 and 0+1 support for Dell Vostro 200 / 400 and Inspiron 530 / 530s machin

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Ok, so I have a regular gaming PC that I like to run Scsi drives on, so I went all out and bought a 350$ pci express Dell Poweredge X8 Raid controller. And, of course, I have a few questions here.

1. this might sound dumb, but the card is x8 speed, is it ok to have it hooked into a x16 slot? and should i change the timing of the slot to x8 in bios?

2. I have 2 36gb 15k rpm scsi drives attached to this raid controller. I want the maximum performance possible, i dont care at all about data integrity or anything else, and i love to multitask, e.g., run a virus scan while burning a dvd and playing rainbow six: vegas. I have a dual core amd cpu. I have a read a bit about raid in here, but it seems different for every system, would you advise using raid 0 or 1? and GPT or MBR for the partition type? (i dont run a server)

3. I am wondering which drive i should install windows vista to now: my sata 2 drive, or my raided scsi drives? i will use one for gaming, and the other drive for the OS. at the moment i use the raid scsi drives for my games, IDE for storage, and my sata 2 drive for vista.

4. since i installed this poweredge card, my system has heated up by about 6 degrees celsius. should i raise/lower voltage on my psu, or just add some cooling?

5. feel free to comment on anything else i might have missed, lol.

btw, before i formatted the raid drives in windows, i got an 81.2 mb/s read time in HD Tach, and after i partitioned them, it dropped to 41.2! now i am really wonderi... Read more

A:Dell Poweredge Scsi Raid Controller - Multiple Questions...

Well, though it is an 8x card, it should work fine. The port should automatically detect. As far as the setup, I would believe you should put the vista drive as a sata, and storage as scsi in a MBR environment on a raid 0. About the heat, just add a fan or 2, cant ever go wrong on fans lol. And about the partition, instead of making seperate drives, make it a large drive, with all of your different files in folders, instead of drives.
 

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Hi Tech Support Guys,
After Zamzar.com made it so you can't convert youtube to mp4's etc. This became my favorite site:
Two questions:
1) I know I have a Raid Configuration - how do I tell which Raid I have (I think it is Raid-0)
2) I want to sell this computer and it has Windows 7- I know there is a Recovery Partition.
If I use that Recovery Partition will the Raid Setup be compromised at all? If so how do I make fix it?

Thanks for all your help!
The Fritz
 

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I'm not sure if this should go under Hardware, Antivirus or OS Windows XP.
I apologize if this is in the wrong Forum.
System:
DELL Precision 470
Windows XP Professional SP3
BIOS only allows for boot from disk or CD drive.
No Floppy Drive
2 SATA Drives in factory default of RAID-0.
Antivirus Program:
Symantec Endpoint Protection version 11.0.5002.333
The Following are setup in Symantec Endpoint Protection:
'Antivirus and Antispyware Protection'
'Proactive Threat Protection'
'Network Threat Protection'.
Issue:
Symantec Endpoint Protection gave me a pop-up warning that it found Backdoor.Tidserv.

I went to the Symantec website and found the article for Backdoor.Tidserv. The article recommended downloading from their website and using FixTDSS.exe to remove it.

The instructions for using FixTDSS.exe included a portion where it recommends to 'turn off System Restore'. I followed the instructions and turned off System Restore.

I then executed FixTDSS.exe. It almost immediately came up with a prompt to reboot.

I clicked on reboot and was shortly presented with Blue Screen of Death.
The BSOD output (I have a photo as well):
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problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

Technical Information:
STOP: 0x000000A (0x00000004,0x00000002,0x00000001,0x804FB051)
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A:Solved: DELL Precision 470 - XP SP3 - RAID-0 - BSOD - Setup did not find any hard dis

An additional effort today, I tried using a friend's Vista install CD and had the same result, it couldn't find any hard disk drives.
 

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Hello everyone:
As my post title implies I've got a Dell Precision T3500 loaded with Windows Server 2012 R2 Data Center and I'm looking into the ins and outs of doing RAID on it.
You might have guessed, I'm no expert at this and am looking at building this as more of a learning exercise than anything else.
My system runs as is with no issues at all at this point, just fyi.
Does anyone know what direction I could go from here that would be productive?
After trying to install an unsupported HBA (LSIMegaraid 888elp), and having had my lunch handed to me, I sure would appreciate any insights or perhaps some proven solution that I've not been able to find up to this point.
Thanks!

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History:
Two Dell Dimension 9200 Desktops:
Machine 1 BIOS set to "SATA ON" and thus benefitting from AHCI
Machine 2 BIOS set to "RAID Autodetect / ATA"
I want both machines to use "SATA ON" so on Machine 2 have made appropriate change in BIOS and done a clean install of Windows 7 64 BIT. Having done the reinstall during the boot it gets to the message:
"Press CTRL-I to enter configuration utility"
then hangs for about 30 seconds before I then have to select the only OS on the system from the boot menu that being "Windows 7".(It will default to this if left unselected).
On my Machine 1 which has always been set to "SATA ON" there is no delay at all after the:
"Press CTRL-I to enter configuration utility"
Any help appreciated in solving this mystery on Machine 2.
Thank you

A:Long delay during boot on Dell Dimension 9200 with RAID set to SATA ON

Reset the BIOS on the one that is not working correctly. To reset the BIOS (CMOS memory), power off the PC, open the case and remove the CR2032 CMOS backup battery for AT LEAST 10 minutes (Intel says 15 minutes). Reinstall the battery, observing polarity, and then restart the PC and configure the BIOS how you want it. This may take care of the problem.

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Hi,

Has anyone found a solution to this problem yet?

Dell T7400 with RAID: bluescreen when installing Windows XP 32-bit
Please help me with installing Windows XP on Dell T7400 with H/W RAID controller on 4 15k SAS harddrives. When installing windows I hit F6 to add optional RAID drivers and load this drivers using floppy drive, but Windows crashes anyway. The same is without loading optional drivers.
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/729150-t7400-blue-screening-after-windows.html
I have the same problem. Trying to install the XP with a Dell provided CD (green Reinstallation CD with SP2) doesn't crash Windows, but it doesn't find any hard disks and can't continue.
 

A:Solved: Dell T7400 with RAID: bluescreen, or no hard disks when installing Windows XP

Problem solved!

I downloaded the LSI SAS1068 driver from the LSI site and used that in the installation process.
http://www.lsi.com/storage_home/pro..._ics/lsisas1068/index.html?remote=1&locale=EN

-Lazy_x-
 

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I'm hoping someone here can help. I'm very new to Raid, so you'll have to excuse my ignorance here. I'm using an HP pavilion p6210Y with 2x 2TB, WD Caviar Green's trying to set up a raid 1 array. I've reached the Nvidia raid array setup utility, and it appears I have successfully loaded the raid drivers.
After doing this, I inserted my Windows 7 x64 home premium install disc, and it sat on "Detecting storage devices...". After a few minutes of this, I was presented with an Error stating "No disks reserved for raid use, raid disabled." Then shortly after, switches to a message stating: "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key."
I'm now unable to reach the Nvidia Raid setup, and unable to load the windows disc.

I'm certain the CD drive is good, as it works fine in another computer.
BIOS:
Mediashield ROM BIOS 10.0.0.28 RPT
Copyright (C) 2009 NVIDIA Corp.
If someone would know what to do from here, please share your knowledge.
Thanks,
Chris
 

A:no disks reserved for raid use Raid disabled - Raid 1

Do you have Windows on the drive now? How did you load the drivers? Drivers won't function without an operating system, so I'm a little confused about exactly what you did.

How did you run the setup utility? Does your machine support hardware RAID or are you using software RAID? Are there RAID settings in BIOS?
 

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The short version of my question is exactly what the topic says-- Can I install a Dell-provided OEM version of Vista on a non-Dell computer?

But, here's the wordier version giving context, if anyone's interested.

About 10 months ago, I guess, I got a Dell Vostro that came with Windows Vista Home Basic. However, I had no interest in Vista (because I already had a Windows machine) and the very first thing I did was install Ubuntu on it. I still have the Vista reinstall disk, though, which, to my memory, hasn't been used.

Now I'm planning on getting a barebones system and upgrading what I see fit. For the time being, I'm going to use the Windows 7 RC, but I'd like to get the uber-great upgrade deal that they're having to pre-order either the Business or Home Premium version upgrade. So, to do that, I'd need an XP installation or a Vista installation. Is there any reason, legal or software-related, that I wouldn't be able to install Vista using that disk that came with the Vostro?

I heard somewhere that sometimes if you try, it'll say something like "This is not a Dell computer, you evil, evil person" and refuse to install, so I wanted to make sure before I pre-ordered the upgrade. I don't want to get the upgrade and have nothing to upgrade, of course.
 

A:Solved: Can I install a Dell-provided OEM version of Vista on a non-Dell computer?

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I was unsuccesful loading a Raid 0 config in RC1. both HDs show up in device manager but they are not "striping". Has anyone had sucess loading Raid 0 with RC2. If so what is the secret? I loaded Intels Raid drivers when prompted on the install but the Raid setup when I boot says it has been deactivated. help?
 

A:Vista RC2 and Raid 0

Are you trying to do a hardware raid, or a software raid?
 

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I have set up my two 75 gig Raptor hard drives to run in raid 0,but once windows starts up it only shows the duel raid as one 75 gig drive ????
 

A:Raid 0 in Vista ???

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I haven't found a clear answer to this. We will still be doing the F6 routine, floppy required?
 

A:Vista and RAID

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Hi there,
I'm running a dual boot system... Originally I had only Vista Ultimate x64 installed on this system... I got some new audio hardware that only worked with XP, so I picked up a 1tb drive, and installed XP Pro 32 bit on it. I got the Vista boot loader to find my XP partition using EasyBCD. No problems at all. Now, I needed faster hard disk performance, so I picked up 3 WD 750gb Caviar Black drives to work with my motherboards on board RAID controller (Nvidia controller setup for RAID 5) (Motherboard is an ASUS P5n32-e SLI Plus). Ok, problem one. When I enable my RAID controller I can no longer boot into Windows XP, but booting into Vista is no problem whatsoever. If I go into my bios and disable the RAID controller dual boot is back in action. Second... I can't get Vista to see my RAID drive. I installed the Nvidia drivers, and all that jazz, and the Nvidia control panel crashes as soon as it opens in Vista. No OS is to be installed on this RAID array, it's strictly a scratch/storage disk for multi tracking audio with Pro Tools (Very heavy disk load). If you can help me out, I would very appreciative of it! I'll be here working on it all day today.
Thanks!

A:Vista RAID Help!

Ok, so I started running Vista updates... This system hasn't been online in a year or two, so I got SP1 for Vista and a few others... I installed a few of the Nvidia RAID driver updates out of the list, and BAM now it hangs at startup. Safe Mode? I think not... It hangs on Crcdisk.sys now. I looked it up, and people that are having trouble with that file seem to be having big problems. I booted off my Vista DVD and am trying to do startup repair while NOT doing the option that it offered me about removing recently installed programs, etc, etc. I'll let you know how it goes! Someone has to be able to offer me some good words here. PLEASE!

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I've got Vista x64 installed on a non-Raid drive, which was installed as the drive configuration was set to "enhanced IDE" in the Bios. (as opposed to RAID or AHCI). Currently my computer is running fine with lots of software installed.

Then I wanted to add a RAID5 array on three 300 GB HDs, so I changed the Bios drive configuration to RAID, set up my drives accordingly. The setup was one 500GB drive partitioned into 60GB (Vista installed on this one) and a 430GB partition (backed up files), and the 3X300GB array as a third drive. I rebooted to the Blue Screen of Death. After trying to repair the OS a couple of times, I gave up on the RAID5, changed my Bios back to 'enhanced IDE' and like one of the above posts mentions, my computer booted up beautifully.

I'm thinking that I should have originally set the BIOS to RAID, even though the OS install was not on a RAID drive.

If I change the BIOS to RAID and re-install the OS on the first partition, will it affect the other partition?

Just to be perfectly clear in my current configuration I have;

1. 500GB Drive Partitioned as;60GB - with Vista OS
430GB - has my backed up files.2. 300GBx3 Raid5 Array. Empty

If I configure my Bios for Raid - system will not boot (BSOD), as I suspect it is because I installed Vista on a non-Raid drive without RAID selected in the BIOS.

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A:Vista and RAID

I use ASUS m/b's, mostly M2's.
I'm sure they are all the same.

When the drive controller is in IDE mode, windows will recognize attached drives without any additional software drivers, but the RAID BIOS does not load.

When you switch the mode to RAID, that enables the RAID BIOS, and you must use it to define attached drives as ARRAYS. That's correct, MUST. Even a single drive must be defined as an ARRAY, or it doesn't exist.

Part 2 is the windows drivers. With the controller in RAID mode, it becomes something Windows cannot recognize without a third party driver.

Try this: Put it in RAID mode, and define your startup drive as a single disk RAID 0
Boot from your Vista Installer DVD. It will get to the point of asking where to install, but won't see any drives.
You'll have the opportunity to load a driver (YEA! No more frantically hitting F6!!!) Do so. Now you can see your drives. Select the partition that currently contains your windows software. The installer will see that it contains Windows Vista and give you the option to repair it. Do So.

I'm pretty sure it will notice the driver isn't there and install it.

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I have a problem with an installation. Maybe someone here can help please.
I have a
I installed vista 64bit on a supermicro C2DBX (partition System)motherboard and now I have to create a Raid 0 for Data

I have 5 drive.
The first one is on Sata 0. (with Vista installed)
The 4 others I had set a raid 0 on adaptec controller.
I enabled in the Bios the raid and I had chose sata 1-5 for the raid0.
Till here it is OK.
The problem is the 6 sata plug on board are on the same controller.
If I set the bios as raid enabled it takes all the drives like raid even if in the raid I had chose just sata1-5.
The Bios shows the sata0 like a host raid with just an HDD.
if I let them like that It is not capable to boot in vista. It is do a kind a loop.(Try to boot and reset again and again)
Please help

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Currently running Vista Ultimate x64. System has been stable for about a fortnight, however the other day Vista hung for about 20 secs and then informed me that my raid array had failed.

When I pulled up the NVdia controller info box it informed me that sata 1.1 drive had failed (i.e. one of my two Raided Maxtors had failed under vista)

From then on I can boot as normal, access/use the "failed drive" for around a couple of minutes before the same raid array failure error occurs again.

If I run scandisk to check the drive it analyses about 3/4 of the way through then I get the dreaded BSOD.

My motherboard is -: Asus A8N-SLI, the raid controller is NVdia.

Is this a vista problem or is one of the Maxtor HDD's about to die for good?

This is the following Vista Error Message I get when I re-boot -:


Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID:
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1e
BCP1: FFFFFFFFC0000005
BCP2: FFFFF980007067B6
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
OS Version: 6_0_6000
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1
Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini091607-01.dmp
C:\Users\strocky\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-5371843-0.sysdata.xml
C:\Users\strocky\AppData\Local\Temp\WER71C6.tmp.version.txt

A:Raid Problem In Vista x64- Help!

Hi Strocky,

Welcome to the forum.

You might see if this tutorial may help you any.

Simple Solution to Avoid the Common Raid Boot Error

Shawn

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I am currently running vista 64-bit with an old nvraid settup that does not seem to be supported at my motherboard's download page, I have Lanparty UT NF4 Sli-DR.
I had raided my 2 160gig Seagate hdds using raid STRIPE v.(6.0.6000.16386).
Now that I cant retrieve these drivers anywhere, non of the new drivers are capable of working. I'm trying to restore Windows xp by going into vista recovery console on the sett-up disk, but I need the raid drivers to locate my C:drive. (containing both vista and xp). Does anyone know what I can do, where to get working drivers? or tell me what I might be doing wronge for these drivers not to work? Or tell me how I can retrieve my current raid drivers that are installed on my windows vista system. I can locate the OEM Xp raid drivers easily but I need to find the Vista drivers.

Thx a lot.

A:Nvidia Raid Vista x64

go here nForce 15.08

It will have your RAID drivers for x64 Vista

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Hi all
I use Vista/U on 3 x W/D 250gb hd raid 0, i had a hard drive fail on me, i kept a complete backup image of my system on a spare drive. My problem was i thourght i could just put another large hard drive in in this case W/D SATA 500gb and Vista would reinstall, but no way i had to try and find the faulty drive replace with the same as, before Vista would look at a recover. I would like to of thought Microsoft could of got over this problem and i could put any drive in as long as its bigger than the image drive. You see if i a was not able to sorce another drive of the same spec i would of been F*****. Unless anyone is able to tell me another way round this.

Any ideas for a future backups would be Appreciated, if not i might have to go back to SATA setup.

Thanks all
Mike

A:vista and raid drive

That's a drawback with RAID-0, no redundancy (has nothing to do with MS).

I suggest you install your OS and Apps to a stand-alone drive, then RAID your other drives for data. This way, you can recover from a drive failure easier.

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i'm trying to upgrade to vista from xp pro but it keeps telling me i have scsi/raid controllers installed and i have to stop. I tried uninstalling the controllers in xp but they keep coming back when vista reboots thru out the install process and i get the BSOD. How do i get rid of the scsi/raid controllers in xp so they don't show up in vista? Can they be turned off in the bios settings??? I'm at a stand still till i can solve the problem. If anyone has any ideas feel free to email me @ [email protected]

A:scsi/raid in vista

Hi firsttimer2


I rather doubt that you've a SCSI controller -- much more likely a SATA hard drive controller, which has RAID capabilities: so it's likely a driver issue, more than anything else (especially if you aren't even using a RAID setup).

If you are using a RAID setup, is it simply in hardware, or did you try a software based RAID? (not so common, since hardware is generally much preferred on PCs). If your RAID is a hardware RAID setup through your motherboard's Bios, Vista just needs a suitable driver for the controller.

To see if one's available, visit the website of your motherboard's manufacturer, and check for Vista drivers (if your RAID or SATA controller is on an add-in PCI card, check the at the card manufacturer's website).

In general, 32-bit drivers are easier to find, 64-bit drivers are less easily found. You'll need the driver that matches your version of Vista.

Not all hardware is compatible with Vista. Nor is a heck of a lot of older software. Why not try a quick run of the Vista Upgrade Advisor, and see if there are any other "gotchas" that you might want to know about -- that might stop Vista Setup dead in its tracks --- http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...deadvisor.mspx

I don't think that Vista has the step, which you might remember from installing XP, to press F6 to supply a Sata driver. It does have a screen, however, for those systems whose controllers it does not recognize during a clean install -- (ah, t... Read more

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Alright I have 2 hard drive, of different models but both have equal 233.00 gb partitions down to the byte. My motherboard does not support raid 0 for one reason or another. So I must use software raid (I'm not in mood to buy a $250 raid controller).

I want to use this raid 0 as my boot drive using either Windows Vista or 7. Whichever will play better with the raid configuration... I understand the risks with raid 0 so you will only be wasting time explaining that part.

How can I software raid0 two hard drives in a way that they can be used for boot drives? Also if possible partitioning this raid0 to run Vista and 7 as a dual boot. If it's possible???

I also have 3 other storage drives Seagate 7200.11 500gb - 7200.12 500gb - and a WD Black edition 640gb. I extensively use editing programs and often dump hours of uncompressed video/audio onto these. These will not be in raid at all.

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i am planning on building a computer in a couple of days. i plan to install vista 64-bit ultimate on it.

i will be using an Asus P5N32-Sli SE deluxe nForce 4 motherboard
i was wondering if one would use the same RAID drivers and put them on an floppy to use when vista asks for it.
will this work on vista and will vista recognize the RAID array or are there other nVidia drivers that i would need?
basically, what im asking is, will the F6 floppy procedure be the same as in XP?
any info is greatly appreciated

A:vista RAID info

i don't know anything about raid array's but i use the raid driver in vista with no problems as i run ide drives on a raid port

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Will Vista operating System run on a raid system (ie raid 1) or can only the user folders be placed there?
 

A:Vista and Raid Systems

Yes, you can put OS, programs and data on a RAID 1 system.
 

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If i use a RAID configuration can i expect to see a large (When i say large i mean going from 70MB \sec to like 110MB - 120MB \sec) speed increase or is it more for bragging rights?

Also can i add another HDD to my computer and set up RAID with it and my existing Vista HDD without losing data?

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Hello,
I have a Core 2 Duo with 7 HDD. The O/S is on 1 and the other 6 are configured RAID1 in three pairs of two. I would like to install Vista 64 on this PC however am concerned about loosing access to the RAID drives.

How do I go about upgrading? I will be utilising a Vista Ultimate 64 upgrade.

The RAID is provided by Intel Matrix Storage onboard a Gigabyte 965P-DS3P motherboard.

A:Moving from Vista 32 to 64 and RAID

HI, darrenyorston, and welcome to the forums.

You'll find some of the info about upgrading to here - Installation choices for 64-bit consumer versions of Windows Vista

Basically, you'll need to make sure you have drivers for your RAID card handy just as you did for 32bit, except that they'll need to be 64bit drivers, as well as 64bit drivers for all your other hardware. I recommend grabbing those before hand and storing them on one of the RAID arrays.

SCSIRaidGURU should be able to provide a lot more info for you on this.

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Alright, so I finally got Vista to start installing (had another topic earlier). Except now it won't install because it can't recognize a disc.

I went into BIOS. I set everything up for a RAID setup (2 WD Caviar 500GB drives). I rebooted, I used the raid utility to combine the two drives into one raid 0. Says it's "functional". I reboot again. I go to install Vista (Business x64).

Doesn't detect the hard drives. So I load up the CD that came with the motherboard. I try EVERY option on the disc. Most of the time, nothing comes up. On one, there's a raid controller that comes up, so I click to install it.

Then Vista shoots an error at me saying that if I want to continue, please load a 32 bit or signed 64 bit driver. Um, that's sorta what I'm trying to do. Thing is, it kicks me back to the beginning after getting this message. Refuses to load the driver.

So I try to load everything onto a USB drive off the Biostar website (model TA790GX3). Vista won't recognize the thumb drive. Check that, it recognizes the thumb drive....it just won't load anything from it.

Then on a lark, I disabled RAID, and loaded up vista just fine on one partition. I go into disc management, convert both discs to dynamic.....it won't let me combine the discs into a raid of any sort--they're all grayed out. I install the motherboard CD. It shows a raid controller. I try to "pre-install" it, and all I get is an error asking me ... Read more

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I've got a P5Q motherboard with four 1 tb drives set up in a raid 5 array. My problem is that when I start the Vista 64 installation I get to the part to choose a drive and load raid drivers. Once I load up the raid drivers, my raid is showing up but I get a prompt saying windows fails to locate a drive thats meets the criteria - or something similar so I cannot proceed.
I am only using 1 stick of ram, have flashed the bios to the latest version on the Asus site, loaded up the latest drivers from their site as well - all with the same results. I've tried to lower the size of the partition to below 2 tb and that did not help. I did notice that when I am in the raid manager that the raid reports as a non bootable drive when I set it to use all 4 drives in the raid 5.
I apologize for my ignorance but any help is much appreciated. Thanks for your time.

A:Vista Install on Raid 5

Please post back with the exact error message that Windows gives you - that'll assist us in locating an appropriate solution.Also, you may want to read this article about RAID 5: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/RAID-5-Do...-2009,6525.htmlI don't know if it's just panic setting in, or if they have a valid point (since I don't use RAID) - but you may want to consider it.

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Looking for a little advice. I currently have 2 80gb sata hdd's and 1 1tb external. Originally I intended to run the 80gb hdd's in raid 0 and at the time I had a nforce 4 chipset. It gave me trouble going to raid 0 (which appeared to be common for the chipset) so I opted not to. Now I've got a 790fx chipset and would like to do the raid 0.

I'm using Vista Ultimate 64bit and through time I have hours upon hours of settings and programs that I'd rather not lose or have to reinstall and reset. My thought is to do a complete backup whereas an image is created to the external drive using Windows Complete PC Backup and Restore, then reinstall followed with a restore on the raid configuration. I'm concerned that the process of restoring will change hdd drivers and create huge problems. But doing a document backup and restore leaves me hours of reinstalling programs, etc.

What would you recommend?

A:Vista convert to Raid 0

No one? Guess I'll have to take my chances next week.

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Hi all. I'm in a bit of a pickle and I need some help. The interwebs have been failing me the past couple of days and I haven't found a proper solution to my issue.

I built a Vista 64 system 2 months ago and recently I purchased a HDMI capture card (Intensity Pro fyi). I use an Asus Rampage Formula mobo, which is the X48 equivalent of the X38 Maximus Formula. The mobo has the ICH9R Intel RAID controller chip on it so I wanted to use that instead of going out and buying a separate RAID controller. To compliment my new capture card I went out and purchased 2 indentical WD 750gb hard drives which I intended to install as a RAID 0 configuration. However, as I went into the BIOS and set up my system to do the RAID and set it up in the Intel Matrix Storage Manager (IMSM) and rebooted the system I would get a subsequent BSOD as soon as it started loading Windows. I would therefore have to go back into the BIOS to disable the RAID and reconfigure the boot priority as for some reason my secondary Maxtor drive kept defaulting as the primary drive. Wierd.

When I go into the device manager the drives are there clear as day but in the main file directory they are not present alongside my C, D, and E:\ drives. I have updated the BIOS to no effect. I've tried to do a make disk for the ICH9R drivers but it wants a floppy disk and I haven't had nor worked with one in years. I have attempted to install the latest version of the IMSM drivers but it comes up every time in t... Read more

A:Idiot Needs Help With RAID 0 in Vista 64-bit

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Ubuntu 14.04 pre-install:
Change the System BIOS -> Boot setting -> Boot mode->  from UEFI to BIOS. Save and exit.
Ubuntu 16.04.x support UEFI and did install ok. Change to BIOS if you have a problem. 

Post installation setup:
In a terminal:
1) Login to root with: (I'm a RedHat OS user)
sudo su
2) Get update list
        apt-get update
 
3) Install ssh server
        apt-get install openssh_server
 
4) Upgrade Nvidia drivers (if Nvidia graphics card is installed)
        sudo su (if not in supper user)
        add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
        apt-get update
        ubuntu-drivers autoinstall
        reboot
 
5) Update system
        sudo su
        apt-get update
        # Download latest updates
        apt-get upgrade
        # Install updates
        apt-get dist-upgrade
 
6) VNC server (if needed)
        Install X11VNCServer from Ubuntu Software Center (just enter on search line)

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I have a Vista 64 system which I just installed (I think) on an Raid 0 array.

Asus Striker II NSE Motherboard
8 Gigs Ram
2 1 Terrabyte WD internal SATA drives configured into a raid arrray

Here is the questions. I chose a striped array when setting up the hard drives. In bios and in the raid utility it seems to suggest that everything is running fine. Says I have one drive, capacity 1863.54 GB.

1. Shouldn't it be only 1 Terabyte as I have the drives configured as Raid 0. Is this an indication that somethign is wrong?

So I installed windows vista 64. Installation seems to have gone fine, but since I could never find the correct drivers (via anywhere on the web!!!!) for Vista 64 on the nVidia chipset, I didn't install any additional raid drivers.

now my remaining questions are

2. Is the raid array functional or not? What happened?
3. If not, do I rebuild the array and start over?

Third question. When I restart my computer, widnows will not boot unless the windows CD is in the cd-rom drive - even though it is ultimately booting off of the raid drives.

Please help.

Kevin

A:Is My Vista 64 Raid Array Working?

Hi Kevin, Welcome to the forum.







Originally Posted by geographicus



1. Shouldn't it be only 1 Terabyte as I have the drives configured as Raid 0. Is this an indication that somethign is wrong?



No it is correct RAID 0 will show the combined disc size







Originally Posted by geographicus



2. Is the raid array functional or not? What happened?



Yes it would seem so






Originally Posted by geographicus



Third question. When I restart my computer, widnows will not boot unless the windows CD is in the cd-rom drive - even though it is ultimately booting off of the raid drives.

Please help.

Kevin



When you install windows on a RAID you would normally have to give in the RAID drivers from the motherboard CD to be able to see your Drive. Which would show up as one single drive, which you can partition and install to. If you did this then windows is most probably installed.

If it will not boot then you will probably have to install the RAID drivers while Windows is running

Pooch

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Hey. I just got a new comp (specs below). After assembling it I installed Vista X64 forgetting to change my hard drives to raid settings. As soon as I got Vista running I realized my mistake and rebooted enabled raid on my MB and configured it in raid settings(raid0). After getting raid up and going I went to reinstall Vista made it thru the language screen then after loading for a couple of mins a pop up appeared saying that my Cd/dvd drivers werent working and I needed to install them.. This is where Im stuck.. Is it my cd drive bugging out or what? Any helpful information would be appreciated very much. Thanks!

A:Instaling Vista 64 on raid, need CD/DVD drivers?

Its "Code 10"...

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Ok so I just purchased some new parts and I figured I would try a Raid 0 setup this time around now I've been reading all over the place about it but I've read a couple things that are making me wonder so I'm leaving these questions open for help.

1) Is it better to install Vista x64 Ultimate OS on a single drive then raid 2other drives and store everything else on them? or should I just put the OS and everything on 2 drives and call it a day?

2)What do I have to do to setup Raid 0 for both of the above setups as I said before I have never setup raid before and I heard its alot easier now with Vista because you don't have to use crappy floppy drives anymore?

3) now I mostly use my computer to game so this is the main reason why I want to setup a raid 0, how much of a performance increase would you say its going to give?

thanks for any responses in advance
 

A:First Timer raid setup help on Vista

n00b said:



3) now I mostly use my computer to game so this is the main reason why I want to setup a raid 0, how much of a performance increase would you say its going to give?Click to expand...

VERY SMALL. So small that the reliability issues it creates should scare you enough to
abandon the effort.

io time = seek + rotational + transfer
where seek ~10x the sum of the other two (ignoring caching hits)​
which says you need 10 drives to avoid the delay from seeks (major improvement)
and at least 5 drives to reduce seek time by 2
 

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Hi

I'm currently running XP x64 on a hardware controlled RAID0 array consisting of 2 PATA disks.
Tried to install Vista on a SATA drive, using "add driver" during install to load the nVidia RAID drivers, but that didn't work, still no visible array. Vista however continued to install fine and boots up from the SATA drive, but I get no boot menu (have to use "F8") and inside Vista I can't see my RAID array, just the first disk listed as unallocated. I have the latest chipset drivers installed (nforce4) but it doesn't help.
Then I tried to do a clean install on the SATA drive from inside XP, it also worked fine, the Vista setup program identified the RAID array, but then when the setup program reboots I see the green loading indicator for a few seconds and then I get a BSOD telling me there might be something wrong with my drives (which I know for a fact there isn't).
If anyone got a suggestion as to what might be the error here I would be very grateful!

System specs: AMD64 X2 4200+ s939, ASUS A8N-E, 2Gb RAM.

A:How to get Vista to recognize a RAID array?

Hi j01m3,

Welcome to the forum.

I do not know, but you might look here to see if it will help you.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/79013-raid-install.html

Shawn

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At the present moment I'm dual booting Vista Business(x64) and XP Pro(32-bit) on my main notebook. I just ordered a new notebook which provides the option to pull out the optical drive and run a secondary HDD in either JBOD or RAID-0/1.

I'd like to move to a RAID-0 for increased performance but I'm unsure if this is possible using the Vista Backup Restore process. If I setup the array first(with a fresh install of Vista Business x64), then initiate the Vista restore process, when and how would I install/integrate the RAID/Storage driver? Would I have to install the driver on both OS's?

I've customized the h*ll out of each OS and I'm not interested in starting from scratch(the way I've setup other RAID Arrays).

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Vista will not recognize my raid this morning. It shows in BIOS, cannot get vista to see it. Computer managment is not showing it.

I rebooted many times, restored back before the last windows undate a few days ago. Of course I never can restore vista w/o errors doing so. Any ideas?

A:help..vista will not recog Raid today?

running raid 0, use a pny pci express board. SATA II 2-channel. Silicon Image sil3132 softraid 5 controller. Driver 1.5.19.0, 9-17-08 have 2 samsung hd200hj running raid 0.

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Hiya, guys.

I have Vista pre-installed, have a recovery DVD, made another primary partition, want to dual boot XP.

I am running with an Nvidia/EVGA 680i mobo, Nvidia raid driver. I have 2 SATA hd's in Raid 0 config.

What problems will having Raid 0 cause, if any, during install, and what would I do to avoid those problems? I just don't want to get to a point where XP won't finish install and Vista won't work, so I'm checking first...
 

A:XP/Vista dual disks/Raid 0?

I put this in your own thread; replying to a guide is not going to really get you anywhere.

To answer your question, first of all you need to read the part of the guide where it tells you a recovery disk is not going to work. You need a real MS vista disk to repair the BCD files.

Next raid is not a problem as long as you load the raid controller driver during the install of xp. Vista sees most [if not all] raid controllers without having to load a driver.
 

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I have installed 2 x 500 Gb HDDs' with a view to setting up a Raid configuration.

I prefer Raid 1, as I want to use the drives simultaneously to provide a secure backup, rather than going for the improved performance promised by using Raid 0.

However, in the forums that I have looked at, there does not seem much in the way of positive feedback regarding the use of Raid 1 with Vista in any of its configurations; it may be that the situation will be clearer when the SP1 comes out, but who knows?

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Raid 1 in Windows Vista Ultimate

Howdy Pj_27 and welcome to TSF

The reason you read allot of bad things about RAID 1 especially in Vista is it really does slow your system to a crawl.. If you are going to use raid 1, I would suggest turning off disk indexing.. To do this right click your C drive..Click properties...and untick the "index my hard drive" another window will pop up and ask if you wish to apply this to your sub folders as well. Click yes..

It is not that Raid 1 is bad it is just it is slower and most people like the much faster Raid 0 or Raid 0,1 (but you would need to get another 2 hard drives for 0,1

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I have an ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe MB with the NVidia nforce 570 chipset running XP. It looks like all the drivers I need for a Vista upgrade are now available. Usually when I do an upgrade I go for the clean install option, but since I've really just got everything set up and working I would like to try just an upgrade. I can always use my back up if things go wrong. So with a RAID0 boot drive is the procedure pretty much like a clean install? Meaning having to do the F6 routine to load the RAID drivers before doing the upgrade?
 

A:Solved: Vista upgrade with RAID

Yes somewhat. Vista will allow you to load a driver from CD, flash drive, usb, etc. It is not limited to a floppy. It has been a while since I loaded vista however I believe you click a link during setup to load a driver.

Vista may "See" your array without a driver. It did for me when I loaded the RTM version of vista. All previous versions I had to load a driver but not for the release version.
 

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I have a setup with an Intel DG965WHMKR board, a pair of Seagate 250GB SATA drives. Prior to install of Vista, I set up a RAID 1 array in the BIOS. Vista installed normally. I was a little surprised that there was no prompt for a storage driver (F6 during XP install) during the install. I opted for a typical install and did not choose custom. Everything installed about as expected, I installed the Intel Matrix Storage Consaole and it showed the RAID 1 array as healthy. Proceded to install some additional software and got a surprise reboot and message that the RAID array had degraded, and that one disk drive was faulty. Ran the Seagate dignostics and they said drive was good, and also did a complete erase. Re-installed the drive, reset the array, and the storage console software rebuilt the array. Intel website had a Registry change recommendation that supposedly addressed this problem. Did that and everything is working fine for the moment.

Today I found a website that documents a WIN Vista install, the author did a custom install and during that, was prompted to load RAID drivers. So, it appears to me that the requirement is still there.

Questions:
Even though my RAID 1 array seems to be working, I am less than confident in the install. Is there a way to backload the Intel Matrix Storage drivers after a completed install?

Does Vista include the drivers in the drivers database, hence, making the addition of the Intel drivers superfluous? As I said,... Read more

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Hello,

This is a continuation of the following thread:

How Can I Clean Install Win 7 64bit On My System?

I want to do a clean install of the 64 bit W7 OS, but over my current Visa 32.

I have a RAID 0 setup, so I have two questions:

1) Does the Win 7 64 setup deal with the disc reformatting (looks like it does from the posts I've read) and

2) Will it then reconfigure the RAID setup?

Looks like the answers are: 1) yes and 2) no, therefore, is anyone able to describe an easy way of me keeping the RAID set-up? At what point do I install the Device, Controller and Stripe drivers?

Many Thanks

Edd

A:Install of Windows 7 64 Over Vista 32 With RAID 0

My current specs by the way are:

Q9450
Vista 32
2 x 250GB in RAID 0

Edd

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I am using Raid1 with my Vista Ultimate. The verification and repair process runs constantly. After 3 or 4 hours, it finally stops and tells me that I am now being protected. If I restart the computer , the process starts all over again. Every time the compter starts, so does the verification and repair process. HP has thus far been unable to help. They have lots of suggestions, but none help.
 

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Hi I am running a MSI K9n SLI Platinum motherboard and have set up a four drive RAID on it which I use for my software. I have also tried to add my Highpoint Rocket RAID 1720 PCI SATA II 2 channel controller
Everything works fine except the Highpoint RAID controller. It has the latest bios installed, and it worked perfectly with Vista ultimate 32bit. Now, with Vista Ultimate 64bit, when I configure the RAID I get an error message saying:
"no enough space to copy PCI Option Rom [00:00:00]"
and
"no enough space to copy PCI Option Rom [00:01:01]"
can someone please help me?

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I am currently running the 64-bit version of Windows Vista Ultimate on an almost 5 year old HP desktop PC with 8 GB RAM (HP Pavilion Elite d5100t ATX PX) . This machine has 2x500 GB drives configured as a RAID 0 setup, a setup I would like to change to just two or more non-RAID drives. I have already purchased a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate for upgrading. I would prefer the easy way out by doing an upgrade instead of a clean install but don’t know if I need to conduct the clean install instead.
My HP has a Restore partition and I also made some restore discs when the PC was new. If a clean install is the way to go would it be possible to do a Restore to Vista then upgrade to Windows 7 right after completing the Vista Restore? How can I change my system to a non-RAID system?
Thanks much!
 

A:Vista to Windows 7 and Removing RAID 0

Breaking the RAID array will also delete the O.S. and data on both drives. You might try doing a clone image using Ghost (or a similar program), then break the array and restore the image to one drive. This assumes that your total size of the RAID drive doesn't exceed the 500gb size of one of the drives. If the size is too large, I would back up the data on an external drive, delete it, then do the clone image. Personally, I would just back up the data, break the array, and do a clean install. Good luck.
 

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First, I have searched A LOT and not found a good answer/solution for this issue.

I built this system and installed VISTA 64 and all my other software before I decided to build a RAID. A few weeks after start-up, I bought a couple new drives and wanted to build a RAID. No luck. I could set the BIOS up for RAID, type Ctrl+I, assign the RAID drives, but then I would get a BSOD before the Windows Boot GUI. This happened no matter what ports the RAID was in as opposed to the port positions of C: and/or my DvD drive.

Then someone told me that I had to install the Intel Storage Matrix Manager... no luck there either. When I double click IATA88ENU.exe it tries to run, but returns "Computer does not meet the minimum system requirements. Set up will exit."

Facts:

MoBo Gigabyte EP45-UD3P running BIOS F9
-- BIOS has options in Integrated Peripherals for RAID
-- Intel ICH10R
CPU Intel E8400
2 x WD Green 500GB
8 GB PC2-8500









Originally Posted by Intel Matrix Storage Manager System Requirements


1. The system must contain an Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo or
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Extreme or Intel(R) Pentium(R) Processor
or Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor and one of the following
Intel products listed in section 1 above.


2. The system must be running on one of the following
operating systems:
- Microsoft* Vista*
- Microsoft* Vista* x64 Edition (NOTE 1)
- Microsoft* Windows* Server 2008
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A:RAID for an Existing VISTA Install

Seriously, no one has any suggestions for me here?

Add on Question:

If I bought a RAID card would I be able to set up my RAID without reinstalling VISTA?

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I hope I didn't double post this.
I currently have XP SP2 installed on RAID 0
ANyway I have Partition Magic 8.5 and VistaBootPro 3.3 ready to go for a dual boot on a RAID 0 partition. I'm not exactly sure how to use PM. Do I resize my current partition and then create a new partition? Also, will I lose my XP RAID configuration if I use a Vista RAID configuration on the same physical drives (2 WD Raptor x's in RAID 0)
Also any other tips you may have for setting up a Vista dual boot would be appreciated.
Basically I want to run DirectX 10 games only on Vista for my geForce 8800GTS card
Thanks

Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe nForce4 chipset with 6.86 drivers

A:Win Xp and Vista...Dual boot RAID??

Follow up:

I took the plunge and resized my RAID 0 partition. Does it matter if I make the new partition a Logical or Primary drive when installing Vista for a dual boot. I ask because I tried it as a Primary drive but when my PC reboots it goes straight into XP and never finishes the install of Vista. When I tried it as a logical drive it boots into a boot menu with Vista as an option but since in never installed I get an error message with 3 options none of which I am able to carry out.
I sense that I'm close to figuring it out but not quite there. Some help would be nice or a link that might help. I haven't found a good link that covers this particular situation.
Thanks

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Hi,

I had Vista installed on a Raid 0 array with an extra HD for storage. I decided to use this extra storage HD to install XP on so I could set up a dual boot system between two different HD setups, one raid with vista, and one single drive with XP.

I unplugged my raid HDs from the power and sata cables then proceeded to install XP on my single storage HD. After a few attempts due to sata driver issues I finally got a smooth clean install of XP on a single HD. I re-connected my raid drives that had Vista 64 installed on it. I rebooted and got an error message: DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER, which I did of course. Vista loaded and showed my partitioned Raid 0 array but no operating system is shown. It should show Vista 64. So I disabled my Raid option in Bios and XP booted up no problem. So now my question is...how do I get vista to boot back up on my Raid stripe?

A:Help With Dual Boot Vista/xp And Raid 0

RAID boots differently from single drives - I suspect that there's an issue between the RAID and the bootloader. Because of the errors that you're receiving, I wonder if there's a connection of some sort between your RAID boot and the other hard drive. I wonder if your RAID array is initializing/set to the point where it knows to boot from the array (rather than from a single disk)

Not knowing that much about RAID, I'd suggest removing the storage hard drive and repairing the RAID installation with the Vista Startup Repair.

What concerns me (and I don't have the knowledge to explain this) is that the RAID BIOS/array seems (at least on my system) to boot before the boot menu becomes available. So you have to manually turn over control to the RAID array in the BIOS each time. In other words, the system will POST, then you'll have to select the RAID array to boot into Vista - or opt out of the RAID array to boot into XP.

In short, I'd guess that this was a problem with the settings in the RAID BIOS/settings that may not be recognizing the bootability (?) of the array.

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I've done plenty of OS installs but this is a first for 64 bit and Raid.
Raid is already installed on Vista and works fine.
Now when I go to install Win7 do I need to install the 64 bit drivers from a flash drive or can I wait till after the OS install? And if I install the drivers do I lose the data on the Raid drives and or have to reconfigure the Raid?
I've already backed up the drives (not much there) to an external but really just trying to prepare for anything that I will need during the install
TIA

A:Vista x86 to Win7 Pro and Raid: Questions

I wish I knew a good answer, but there is a place to add drivers during the install, and of course RAID drivers are the most common.

I have NO experience with RAID, so any information from me is suspect

If you are going from a 32 bit to 64 bit, you have to do a custom install, so I would say adding the drivers would be required. I do not know however if you have to reconfigure the RAID.

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I am running Windows Vista 64 Bit Ultimate on a RAID 4x0 configuration (Promise Raid Controller and 4xRaptors in RAID 0)

But I really want to backup the whole thing (even the whole partition), so I can always go back in case of a RAID failure (not terribly unlikely with 4 drives) or otherwise damage to the windows setup.

I have a secondary raid array (2x500 Gb in RAID 0) and I would like to backup the whole first partition on to it and then be able to recover it, even onto a totally fresh partition and without having to install vista again (because of 8 Gb RAM and highend hardware installing vista is a nightmare).

What tool can I use to achieve this?

A:Complete Vista on RAID backup?

Lord Chaos,

Check out:

http://www.runtime.org/

http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-windows.htm

http://www.filedudes.com/files/Raid_Backup.html

- John

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I am having trouble installing vista X64 Ultimate. The install goes smoothly without any user interaction (besides of course entering the cd key and what not) but during first boot vista blue screens and bites the big one. The blue screen disappears before I can see it but I'm pretty sure its referencing 0x0000000A/0x0000007e nvrd.sys (nvidia SATA raid drivers).

I tried just about every nvidia SATA raid driver I can get my hands on (all were WHQL) and they all blue screened as soon as they loaded.

I removed two gb of memory to bring myself down to 2gb total and that helped get the vista install farther but still have yet to have a stable working system.

Here is my hardware layout. Hopefully someone will be able to give me some guidance.

I will dump my BIOS settings into the thread when I get home. However I can say the memory and power settings are set to Mushkin specifications and have been working fine for about 2 years under XP pro.

ASUS P5N32-E SLI
2x mushkin Extreme Performance 2GB 996523
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz
Sony NEC Optiarc Black 20X DVD+R
2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS 750GB ( RAID-1 )
2x Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3500320NS 500GB ( RAID-1 )
ZALMAN ZM750-HP Continuous 750W
XFX GX260NADF9 GeForce GTX 260 896MB

A:P5n32-e and RAID vista install problems

Bios is 1404 latest version.

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Hi All,

I have a Dell Inspiron Laptop ( Vista Home Addition .32 bit) that keeps freezing up on me. I have looked in the control panel and seen there is an error message that says the raid driver is missing. I think I may know what it does but not sure. I tryed to down load the driver and was successful 1 time but it said it had nothing to install it with. I tryed going on-line and having the Microsoft driver updater do it but it locks up before it finishes. Any help would be very appreciated its driving me crazy!

A:RAID Driver, Vista Home Addition .32 Bit

Hi,

To provide the best help we would need the exact model of your laptop. That way we can look up the correct driver & supply a link to it. OK?

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