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Transfer software RAID to new installation?

Question: Transfer software RAID to new installation?

Hello,

I have a win7 x64 installation running on an ASUS P5KC, q6600 oc'd to 3.5GHZ on water.
The mainboards screams under load (not CPU load, rather it seems worse under memory intensive tasks) so I'm going to try replacing it with a Gigabyte board I have GA-P35_DS3P.

Anyway, I have 3 36GB raptors in software raid that I install most of my programs on, is windows going to be able to rebuild this array from the drive ID's when a new m/b is installed or ... not?

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Answer: Transfer software RAID to new installation?

I haven't tested it myself, but from what I understand if you set it up the RAID array through Windows you should have zero problems migrating it to another installation.

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Hey guys I have an 80gig and it is crashing, I reparied it and have it going for now, I bought the new Hitachi 7200rpm 200gig to install and right now I have it in an external case so I can hook it up to USB.  I understand that I can make a set of recovery disk and install the new hard drive and then run them.  But I do NOT understand if it will just install the recovery partition and windows and then I have to reinstall all my sofware.  I am on international travel and don't have the ability to reinstall everyhting.  Will the recovery disk reinstall my software applications and software or just what the system came with new.  I hear of IBM system migration software which transfers files and settings, so maybe thats what I need, but I can't find enough info on it to know for sure. I would just like to hear it from somene that has moved over everything from one hard drive to another.  If I could reinstall the software there wouldn't be any problems, but I need to have all my data transferred including the software programs without any re-installation.  Thanks  DK

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Hi there
Yesterday my computer was shut down when I returned home.  I may have lost power but I am connected to a UPS that should have kept me safe from any surges.  Turning the computer on, my RAID5 drive (drive letter M) is gone and a mysterious new drive
has appeared, labeled as drive E, also showing as a RAW drive. In disk management, I can see that drive M is its normal size, 11177.94GB.  I am using 4x4TB drives.  Intel Rapid Storage Technologhe shows all four
drives as healthy and functional.  Drive E shows in Disk Management the same as Drive M, and I have no idea how it ended up there and what I should do with it.  My C drive shows up and works normally, where I have my OS and programs installed.
Not sure where to start, but hoping it is just an issue with the MBR?  

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hi, I want to buy two new HDD for my RAID 1 (mirror) in desktop to store my data. i have onboard RAID (ASrock H77M) but also contemplate to use the windows raid on other SATa ports (in case I want two Raid-1). size would be 3 TB or so. this is to keep data until i backup or for the backup (mirroring gives me some added safety)

I want Hitachi for the better reliability (I have WD and happy with them, but it seems Hitachis is a tad better). also want 7200 rpm.

I noticed newegg mainly sells the NAS version of the Deskstar. I read all about the 7-second timeout for NAS drives and how a RAId would drop a normal desktop HDD etc. so normally for a desktop i woudl buy the non-NAS version (which are barely available).

On the other hand the RAId 1 (on-board and windows) may benefit from the NAS version? Or am I overthinking this for RAID 1? Is the NAS version slower? Price-wise it seems more to depend on where to buy them. I don't mind spending $10 or $20 more for the right HDD while i weigh reliability higher than speed.

Currently I have two 750 GB WD Black Caviar in RAID 1 and a WD green as backup (which is terribly slow... never buy a green drive!). My OS (w7 Pro 64) is on a Samsung SSD. So speed is secondary, but I do weekly virsuscan of all my data etc, and noticed the Green drive takes half a day.So i definitely don't want a slow HDD. My case has front fans for the HDD.

What's the advice? The more I read about NAS, the more my head spins and it seems at some point all HDD... Read more

Answer:NAS or desktop HDD for RAID 1 (or windows software raid)

Hey there HerrKaLeun!

I can see you're a bit confused about the drives and NAS requirements. But it's a good thing you're looking into details to understand better. Let me see if I can help you clear things a bit.

The NAS environments are very tough. Regular drives used in RAID/NAS systems can get damaged, destroyed and corrupted really fast because they aren't designed with the "defences" that NAS/RAID hard drives have.

NAS/RAID drives are equipped with technology protecting them from the higher temperatures and constant vibrations, gives them 24/7 reliability, they're tested for longer hours to endure in a harsher environment, all to protect the information you store better.

Some NAS/RAID drives are for smaller NAS systems like the WD Red, others are for larger NAS systems like the WD Red Pro and for large enterprise systems like the WD RE. The "smaller system" drives can't handle larger NASes than the ones they're designed for (e.g. 2-4 bay system is a small NAS), but the "larger system" drives can handle small NASes (e.g. 6-8 bay system is a large NAS); in most cases enterprise NAS/RAID drives are the ones with bigger and safer works.

These reasons are why you should consider a specialized drive for NAS and RAID rather than an usual desktop drive.

The MTBF means Mean Time Between Failure, and is typical to be characterized for such NAS/RAID drives, usually in hours which usually sum up at around 1 mil.

Whether you'll choose a WD, ... Read more

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I have been doing research on purchasing 4-bay+ external RAID enclosure for myself. I have done research on software vs. hardware raids for this system, but one question still eludes me; so I am going to ask it here directly.

If I buy software RAID enclosure I will have to use some included software to set-up my raid. So, if I take my enclosure to another PC and plug it in (let's say eSATA) I will not be able to read the data, correct? If I get true hardware raid, the raid set up will be on the build in controller so I will be able to take the enclosure from computer to computer, right?

And since TS has new poll feature lets try it out...
 

Answer:Hardware vs. software RAID on 4-bay+ RAID enclosure

Regardless of whether you use software or hardware RAID, the enclosure will work whatever you plug it into. The only thing that might not work is connecting an individual disk (used as part of the array) into a device. It all depends on whether the device in question can read the controller used for the RAID set up.

For example, I ran with RAID 1 for two 2TB hard drives in my PC, but I can connect one of them to the same device as a non-RAID disk -- which I successfully did when the RAID broke down for an unexplained reason.

However, it is unlikely to work in a computer, and you should approach it as not working at all in anything but the RAID enclosure. It's also worth pointing out that splitting RAID disks in such a way could corrupt the data. Given that pretty much every decent RAID enclosure worth its salt will include gigabit ethernet at the size you're looking for, availability shouldn't be an issue across your LAN.

Hardware-based RAID arrays are also more reliable in operation, and have the extra benefit of being recoverable in a controller failure by replacing it with the same version as before. Software RAID's are less reliable, slower performing and in the event of a controller failure can be difficult to bring back online.

Basically, when it comes to RAID arrays, don't skimp on cost. The better the quality/controllers the more reliable and better performing it will be.
 

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I am getting a new machine with two RAID 0 disks. What is the best way to transfer everything (including data, apps and OS) on my existing disk to it?The way I am thinking is to put my old parallel HDD in new machine which has two SATA disks on RAID 0. Boot my machine from old HDD and then use a disk clone program such as True Image or Ghost to RAID 0 disks. Then remove old HDD and boot up from RAID 0 disks.My question is that: will it work? If not, what is the right way to do it? By the way I have both Win2K (SP4) and XP (SP2) on old HDD.

Answer:transfer everything to RAID 0 disks

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I currently have 4 250gb HDD's and i am going to RAID them through RAID 0, although i am not sure whether i should use a RAID controller, or RAID them using the software in BIOS. I have found a RAID controller for $38 at my local tech store, it supports up to 4 SATA 2 (3gb/s) ports, which is what i need. Although, i am hesitant as to which would be faster, this RAID controller, or setting up RAID 0 through BIOS?

Thank you.
 

Answer:Hardware RAID vs Software RAID?

A $38 RAID card is likely no better, possibly even worse than the RAID offered by the motherboard, which would be considered firmware RAID, which at $38 the card is probably the same. A true high performance hardware RAID controller will cost hundreds of dollars.

But without exact model numbers it's hard to give a firm answer.
 

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Which is better: Software RAID 1 using Windows or Hardware RAID 1 using a RAID controller? Do either of them allow you to move the drive to another computer?

Answer:Hardware RAID vs Software RAID

https://www.adaptec.com/nr/rdonlyres..._hwraid_10.pdf

http://augmentedtrader.wordpress.com...0-things-raid/

I`m sure you`ve already Googled it, I`m just trying to pull up more info.

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About eight months ago I chose a well-appointed ASUS mobo. It took ages to decide which one suited my pocket and my needs. I was so happy, I bought two to standardise both my boxes. Sadly, as I'm just about to install RAID1 (I want easy recovery from HD failure), I find it doesn't have built-in RAID although it does have ICH10. I now discover, for RAID, I need ICH10R - the devil's in the detail, eh? I couldn't find the spec anywhere on ASUS website and it has taken 6 days to get confirmation from them that it is not in fact a RAID board. Any ideas what solutions are available to me? The mobo is ASUS P5QL-VM EPU and it has six SATA slots. Which? magazine stated it was RAIDed.

Answer:RAID on a non-RAID mobo: software or PCI or?

I found your board on the ASUS website click here and there is, indeed, no mention of RAID support.

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Hi,

I have read somewhere that Raid 5 is not supported in Windows 7. Is this true please?

After my near loss of data today I rebuilt my Raid to 5 with three Seagate Barracuda hard drives each at 2 TB. All are 7200 RPM speed and I am copying back my data from a new 3 TB Seagate Hard drive which is also 7200 RPM on Windows 7 X64 but the transfer speeds are down to 30 odd MB/S which is rubbish. When I backed up files to the 3 TB drive I was getting transfer rates of about 130 MB/S.

Is it because it is Raid 5 and it has to spread the files over the 3 drives? My motherboard is EvGA 680i which is very fast normally. My C drive is an OCZ 256 MB SSD and I have 8 Gig of RAM on a Intel 9400 quad core so spec's are good.

If it is the Raid 5 then I might buy a raid controller to slot into the PCIE slot as that would be quicker. I want Raid 5 because if one drive goes down I can remove and replace without loss of data.

Thanks for loking.

Answer:Raid 5 Slow Transfer Speeds

I have switched to a strip raid and backed up to another drive and that has increased transfer speeds to over 130 Mb/S

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Hi guys, quick question. I want to move two hard disks in RAID 0 configuration from one W700 to another W700, identical but with its own native disks in RAID 1. I want to swap out disk pairs, just as one might do for a non-RAID notebook. How would I do this? Could I just tweak the BIOS after a swap? Or is it impossible?

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please explain Transfer modes for Raid 0 such as UDMA,PIO,MDMA

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone could explain the transfer modes "UMDA 0-5" "pio 1-4" and "MDMA 0-2" for a raid 0 set. what are the diferences between the three types? Which is better or faster, what matainence should I perform to maintain performance?

P.S. I'm using a cheap Silicon Image 0680 medley pci raid card with two 80GB harddrives, and XP Pro.

Late
Puppetgrimm1
 

Answer:Transfer modes for Raid 0 such as UDMA,PIO,MDMA

Google is your friend..

You should use the highest UDMA mode possible, MDMA is the next slowest and PIO is the worst. The maintenance is the same as with normal hard drives - get your partitions right and defragment.
 

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I have 2 RAID 1 mirrors (2 pairs of 2Tb discs) on an i7 870 on GA-P55A-UD7 (Gigabyte) motherboard under Win 7 64bit.

I have ordered a new desktop (i7 4771 on Asus Z87 DELUXE/DUAL MB) (hopefully with 8.1 on it (another thread))

When I get my new desktop will I be able to transfer the two RAID 1 mirrors from the Win7 desktop to the Win8.1 desktop and have them work properly?

I hope! I hope!

Answer:Can I transfer 2 RAID 1 mirrors from Windows 7 to Win8.1

don't know much about raid ,except for when I first googled it years ago that it was not recommended for average computer user because of the fault /failure rate of it .below is basically what I read years a go and why I never ever used it
this from the link I provided ,in the link some say it will work so say it won't ,but they are just discussing win7 to win7 ,not to win8
[When re-installing Windows, keep in mind that using a RAID array is counter-productive in a home environment:

It provides no protection against 99% of all problems that home users encounter (e.g. user error, virus infection, file system corruption, file corruption, bad drivers, registry problems, loss of data due to lack of external backup etc.). RAID is NOT some advanced type of data backup solution!
It adds a level of complexity that can cause big problems unless you're an expert on RAID arrays and drivers. What would you do, for example, if one or the other disk failed?]

anyway I didn't think it would be possible to move it to 8 ,so I google and found this info ,good luck
How to move Windows 7 raid 1 drives to a new computer? - Microsoft Community
just curious, why do you use raid in you windows setup

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It would probably help if I start things off with what equipment I'm working with:

P4 2.8C
ASUS P4S800D-E Deluxe
ASUS 9600 XT Video Card
2 x 512 Corsair DDR Chips
2 x 80 Gig 7200 RPM Samsung Serial Drives using RAID 0

After installing a RAID 0 configuration for the first time I didn't see any performance boost (moving from a single 80 Gig 7200 RPM IDE Western Digital HD to 2 x 80 Gig Serial Samsung Hard Drives) until I started messing around a little (and to be honest I really do not know what I did but it seemed to help). After doing a bit of tweaking I was able to get the following results.

PassMark Performance Test 4.0 information.

Read Before = 28.9 Read After = 40.4 MB/sec
Write Before = 29.6 Write After = 59.9 MB/sec
Random Seek+RW B4 = 1.9 After = 3.8 MB/sec

Overall score ended up at 445.9

Two questions:
1) Is this what I should expect and should I leave well enough alone at this point?
2) I ran SiSoftware Sandra as well and it states that my Hard Drive transfer rate does not match the motherboard's and that I should adjust it accourdingly. How would I go about doing that?

Thanks for the help.
 

Answer:Hard Drive Transfer Rate - RAID 0

40% increase in read performance. 102% increase in write performance. 100% increase in random+R/W performance. That seems about right for a RAID 0. Read might be a bit low (did you have anti-virus enabled during testing?).

Things to make RAID 0 perform better:
1. Install the latest chipset drivers and RAID drivers. Often, there's a IDE or RAID utility that lets you configure DMA access on your drives. That might be what Sandra is suggesting. It's difficult to say without seeing the exact message and the context it was in.
2. Put the SATA devices on their own controllers (that is, one is SATA Master 1, the other is SATA Master 2).
 

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Basically my 2 dual booted operating systems running on my 2 drive raid 0 array failed simultaneously, however i can still see the data from another OS on a separate hard drive, unfortunately data transfer is 512Kb/s and i need 100Gb worth of data, of it, luckily i had most of it backed up so its just this small part left to go, but at these speeds i don't know what to do, it will also begin copying and then stop inadvertently also, any help at this point is greatly appreciated.

P.s. I've tried:

Reconstructing the array
Several CHKDSK's
WinPE based recovery disks
Windows based recovery software
 

Answer:Raid 0, errors, slow transfer off to backup

very likely the data is corrupt, raid 0 is the most volatile as half is on one disc and half on the other

some and i say some hard disc manufacturers have their own software usually free for re alignment,recovery etc which may help but doubt it
try your HDD manufacturer software/support to se if they have owt, hitatchi do have some for example and WD certainly do but like I say do not think it will help much if at all
you have already done everything a expert would do i think
 

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RAID-1 DRIVE PULL OUT TO TRANSFER ...
I have a pair of mirrored RAID-1 drives (these have been removed and sitting as is for about 6months or so)

There is no important data on this that im concerned about preserving.

What i want to do is reformat them into 2 separate single storage HDD'safter installing them into my new system ... is this possible? ... or will it mess up my new system?

Answer:Raid-1 drive pull out to transfer and reformat

sure, you can connect and format them. Make sure the bios is booting from the right disk (your own, not one of them) though or if they had a system installed it could boot from one of them.

You can also connect them when the PC is already running, a feature called hot-swap, by connecting first the data cable and then the power cable to the disk, and waiting a minute or so for it to get recognized. And maybe repeat that a few times if it doesn't at the first time.

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Hello Gurus

Finally coming back here as i cant get help anywhere else for past 3 or 4 days i am trying to get a software raid to work but it is not happing and i am not getting anywhere.

What i am trying to do:
Simple i am trying to setup a Software Raid over file system with paid software called "FlexRAID"
because i am not able to find an alternative to this software i wanted to give it a try as it wont delete my data on drive that are already full

Screen Shots and error logs are available here
Install and setup FlexRAID Combo 1st Time and Need help pls

and description in very extreme details are in this forum
FlexRAID Data Protection ??? - Page 2

Finally orginal issue and why i am going with "FlexRAID" can be found here
Hard drive images are not showing up ?
So can someone please help me with "FlexRAID" issue

I am using Windows 7 x64bit Enterprise with 2 SSD on Hardware Raid 1
Thank you very much

Answer:Help with Software Raid: Raid over file system "FlexRAID"

Hello Never mind guys i am going to return my unit back and wait on this , i think i am going to be ok

Thanks

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Ok, I have a dell dimension 9200 intel(R) core(TM)2 CPU 6700 @ 2.66GHz , 2GB of ram.

I have 2 250gb ST3250820AS harddrives (Seagate barracuda i believe).

Ok so basically, i was really really pissed of with windows vista because of its compatability issues and slowing down my computer so i decided to downgrade to xp media edition.

Despite being a complete newbie when it comes to installing os' i thought i would be able to handle it. Anyway, at first I simply could not get xp to install i kept getting a 'windows could not install because of a computer disk hardware configuration error'. Anyway after a lot of playing around i switched from 'raid on' to 'raid auto detect/ata' i then created a 120gb partition on the first hdd (because i read xp could not detect harddrives over 130gb). IT FINALLY INSTALLED.

HOWEVER here is my problem......

i now only have windows xp on a 117.19 partition- i dont want this, i want to be able to have all 500gb in my c: drive. i went to disk managment on xp and messed around for a bit, converting both disk drives to 'dynamic disks' . This was probably a bad idea as i didnt really know what i was doing.

Please please help me so that i can access all 500gb in my c: drive

Answer:win xp and raid 0 installation help please!

You need to make sure that you have SP2 for windows too see anything larger than 140GB. Second you need to have the driver for the raid when doing the install (during the text mode install press F6 for 3rd party SCSI or RAID drivers).

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I seem to have two Raid controllers on my PC. The first which pops up while booting and before getting to Windows is a Silicon Image controller, Sil 3114 click here and then the Nvidia RAID Class Controller, the option to configure which pops up after the option to configure the Sil 3114 before the machine boots into Windows.Two things - could someone please explain why I have these two discrete controllers: presumably they do different things? Second, if I were to do a wipe of the HDDs (Raid 0) with a view to a clean install of the OS, how would I go about dealing with the Raid controllers and in which order?

Answer:Raid installation help, please

The nVidia controller will be part of the motherboard chipset, the Silicon Image controller is, I think, a separate standalone RAID controller chip on the motherboard. The nVidia controller works very well for me and, if I remember correctly, you also have a pair of WD Raptors. Once you have setup the RAID controller of choice in the BIOS you should not need to do it again, just press F6, during the Windows install, to install the RAID drivers from floppy.

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Question: Raid installation

Hello,

I hope someone can answer this question.

We recently took delivery of a Dell Power Edge SC440 Server with two identical 80gb SATA Drives (7200 rpm 3.5in).

We are running Microsoft Small Business Server R2 2003 Standard.

Frankly we thought we had ordered a machine with RAID 1 installed but that is not the case.

We want to install a raid card to run RAID 1

We are considering a Promise card

The server is already in service but the second drive is not yet in use although it is partitioned and formatted.

The question is....

Can we install the card without reinstalling the operating system? I suspect not, but does anyone know diferent?

I look forward to your reply and thank you in advance for your help.

Regards
Jim
 

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Question: Raid installation

I've posted this in the Windows 7 dicussion group also! (dont know which group would be best!!) Has anyone tried installing raid from a usb stick? if so how did you do it? I have tried but cant get my system (W700) to regognise the usb stick!The install instructions suggest using an external usb floppy drive but I dont have access to one and I dont know how to create a slipstream disk!I am searching through previous posts but have so far been unable to find anything that helps. CheerMick





Lenovo thinkpad W700, Q9000 2.00GHz Quad Core 2x 160gb hdd raid1, 4gb ram, 1gb nvidia graphics FX3700m Fingerprint reader, Graphics tablet (digitiser?)Windows 7 Professional 64bit RAID 1

Answer:Raid installation

I did and didn't have any problems with the Win 7 install recognizing my USB Flash Drive which contained the Intel Matrix drivers.My flash drive is a Sandisk Titanium Cruzer .

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Ok, i had a blood iron P35 mobo and it suddenly fried...i bought another of the same mobo and hooked it into my system.

I made SURE that all of the settings in teh Bios is the same when setting up the RAID and the raid controller thing on the mobo even says that the partition is recognized and bootable, however, i cannot get it to boot...it gets to "Invalid boot disk" and stops...it WILL NOT load into windows.

I do not wish to reformat if at ALL possible, i'd be losing some stuff that would do some major damage, so basically i need to know if its possible to reinstall teh HD"s to the same mobo type but not the same, exact, mobo without formatting them.

Any help at all will be appreciated,
L0n3r
 

Answer:Need Help with Raid 0 Installation

I think your only option is to format the drives a re-create the RAID array
 

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Question: RAID installation

I have three hard drives and two of them are in Raid configuration.

I wonder if I can install windows in one hd and then, inside windows, install the drivers for the raid, because my floppy disk ins't working and windows asks me before installaling to insert a floppy disk for my raid.
 

Answer:RAID installation

You can use Nlite to insert/Slipstream Raid drivers ( can slipstream Service packs & updates too) into bootable Windows CD:
http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=4324

Buy new Floppy disk, I dont think I ever paid more than $10 for one.
Is your floppy drive connected correctly
 

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Question: RAID installation

Hi,

I would appreciated if any one could explain step by step, how to install Raid 1 and Raid 5 on an IBM server ? I have a new IBM 346 xseries server with 2 x 73.4 GB SCSI and 3 x 140 GB Scsi Drives. There is one Raid controller 7k card to be installed. I would like to install Raid 1 on the two 73.4 Disks and Raid 5 on the three 140 GB disks. I intend to install Windows 2003 OS on the 73.4 Hard disks and Oracle database on 140 GB Disks. Starting from very begining can anyone explain how to proceed. After installing Raid 1 and RAid 5, how do I test whether the installations are correct. I have not installed RAIDs so far and it is new to me.

Joseph
[email protected]
 

Answer:RAID installation

It is very foolish to post your email in a public forum unless you like spam or viri.
 

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I've got a Gateway e-4200 with a DVDrom and CDburner using primary ide and secondary ide respectively.

I don't have anything set up as a slave on either because I don't know how.

My primary HD is a SCSI and has been working fine, but I wanted some added space so I bought a Maxtor Diamond 120GB IDE HD, and a ITE ATA 133 PCI RAID controller.
XP recognizes the raid controller but no drive.

I have the ata cable plugged into the primary slot on the pci RAID controller to the HD. I don't know what the wires/jumpers are called that are plugged into all my drives but the ones that have four prongs and red, yellow, black and one other wire is plugged in.... P3 or P5, those two were the only ones available.

I'm supposed to get a listing before the POST (at least it was before POST last night, but I can't reproduce) that lists all the ide drives connected and then allows me to go into the config util for the Raid controller, and I don't get it.


Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can get my new HD working, with or without my raid controller?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:ATA Raid controller installation help

param4u,

Thanks for the help, but I still need more. There are jumper settings on the drive and it shows a diagram for master, slave and spare settings.

But my expertise isn't in this area at all so I don't know where the jumpers go to from the hard drive.

If you can provide any more background or a resource I'd appreciate it.

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I have been trying to install Windows XP Pro SP2 all day here and have finally broken down for help. My system specs are as follows.

Intel Q6600
Gigabyte P35-DQ6
2x WD 3200AAKS HDD
Nvidia 8800GTS 320Mb
2 GB Mushkin PC-8500

Ok so heres the story: I had Vista on the computer prior to this weekend. I redid my cooling system, the pump needed a new top and reservoir had to be replaced, so I decided now would be a good time to redo my entire system.

I created 3 partitions (2 238 Gb, 1 120Gb) and installed Vista(did not even have to install RAID drivers) on one of the 238Gb. I am trying to install XP now, I realize I should have installed XP then Vista but I had already loaded all of my drivers and tweaked the setting to my liking. So I went to install XP (an OEM copy of SP2 Pro) and put that on a bootable disk and was able to get XP to boot into setup. Now here is where it all goes south. I go through setup forgetting about my RAID array and then it gets to the 'starting windows' phase and gives me a BSOD. SO i go back and try the F6 method for RAID drivers and it is not recognizing my devices at all. I try loading the RAID drivers a couple of times and I still get nowhere.
Next I try to create a sliptream disc and after a couple of tries I manage to get that to work, I think, and it goes through the entire thing without a hitch until it gets to the 'starting windows' phase and then gives me a BSOD. So I go back and try again to get the floppy drivers to w... Read more

Answer:Installation BSOD with XP on RAID

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Hey guys, I recently bought two ssds and striped them with my on board raid. Any ways i got windows 7 installed on it just fine ( after i got the driver issues worked out )

But my problem is that I was looking forward to a fast boot time, but now every time i boot it go's to a screen that detects all of my storage devices.

after that it boots......anybody know whats going on ?

Answer:raid 0 clean installation help

My RAID0 does the same thing. I think it is something you just have to live with. I searched for a work-around and found nothing. If you come up with something please post. Also I would be interested in knowing if your drives begin slowing after a few weeks/months? TRIM apparently does not work with RAID. Would be very interested in how this evolves.

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I've got a Gateway e-4200 with a DVDrom and CDburner using primary ide and secondary ide respectively.

I don't have anything set up as a slave on either because I don't know how.

My primary HD is a SCSI and has been working fine, but I wanted some added space so I bought a Maxtor Diamond 120GB IDE HD, and a ITE ATA 133 PCI RAID controller.
XP recognizes the raid controller but no drive.

I have the ata cable plugged into the primary slot on the pci RAID controller to the HD. I don't know what the wires/jumpers are called that are plugged into all my drives but the ones that have four prongs and red, yellow, black and one other wire is plugged in.... P3 or P5, those two were the only ones available.

I'm supposed to get a listing before the POST (at least it was before POST last night, but I can't reproduce) that lists all the ide drives connected and then allows me to go into the config util for the Raid controller, and I don't get it.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can get my new HD working, with or without my raid controller?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Tina Spriggs

Deleted link. If you want to advertise contact Mike and I'm sure he'll be glad to accomodate you, for a small fee.
 

Answer:ATA Raid controller installation help

First of all Tina i would suggest making sure that the "jumpers" on the new Maxtor hard drive are set to MASTER ( to find out what i'm talking about , check out the info sheet that came with Maxtor drive . In case you bought a "OEM/bare " hard drive instead of retail ( retail as in red box with Maxtor logo on it ) post it and i'll give u a link .
Now since i don't know what type of RAID card you bough it is very possible that you can't just use one hard drive. In most of the cases in order to use a RAID array ( RAID card ) you need to have at least 2 hard drives connected to it. So posting the make and model of the PCI RAID card would help in solving your problem.
Now in case your PCI RAID card will work with only one hard drive there is one more thing that might help.
From the RAID card to the hard drive you have a data cable ( big gray cable ), which should have 3 plugs. One plugs into the PCI card and the other 2 into the hard drives. Now try one of those plugs (middle one ) and see if it works. No go, then go ahead and power down then use the other plug.
In any case, if i would be in your place, i would power down (shut off ) the computer, then disconect the DATA cables from the old hard drive and connect it to the new Maxtor . Same goes for the power cable ( the one with 4 holes and yellow , red and black wires ). Power up ( turn computer on ) and take a look at the screen. You should be able to see info about the new MAXTOR drive.... Read more

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Greetings everyone,

Lately I've put together a custom computer. It features:
NVidia GeForce 6800 GTS graphics card
x8 DVD Drive
x56 CD ROM Drive
2 SATA Hard Drives featuring 320 GB of space each
4GB of RAM

Now my goal is to install RAID in 32 bit format (something about ICH8), but on every installation, a BSOD occurs. I will soon update this post with the error code.

I've also tried downloading the latest RAID ICH8 32-bit drivers from http://www.asus.com/
and writing them to a floppy and booting the computer from the floppy, but with little success.

I really need a new computer, as I'm going to a University for a week and my course is related to computers. Please help.

-Zerpentos

P.S: If you chaps need more information, I'll update this thread. Thanks.
 

Answer:BSOD on RAID Installation

please post the error code
 

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

Answer:Raid driver installation

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I'm having some trouble trying to install Win7 the way I want it.

I have 3 hard drives on a nForce 570 Ultra RAID controller, with 2 80GB set up in a RAID-0 configuration, and a standalone 500GB drive with 2 partitions, one larger and one smaller, both for stoarge. I currently use XP Pro SP3, and it's configured such that the boot files, XP system files and Program Files folder reside on the RAID array, and my Documents and Settings folder reside on the larger partition in the 500GB. I'm planning do to a clean reinstall of Win7 with basically the same set up, with Windows system files and boot on the RAID array, and the Users folder in the larger partition on the 500GB.

I'm having 2 issues:

1. I created an Unattend.XML with the ProfilesDir set to E:\Users (the larger partition on the 500GB) and put it on USB for Windows Setup to pickup. But somehow Windows Setup still insist on creating the Users folder on the RAID and ignoring it.

2. Setup always tries to create the BOOTMGR in the smaller partition on the 500GB, which confuses my BIOS, as it tries to look for the boot files on the RAID, and all I get is the "BOOTMGR missing, hit C+A+D" message. I read up on some places that one way to solve this is unplug all non-RAID drives (i.e. the 500GB), however this creates the dilemma that I need the drive to be plugged in to create the Users folder.

Are there any ways to get my setup created? I don't want any data residing on the RAID, just system and program files.

T... Read more

Answer:Installation with RAID configuration

Disconnect the raid do your install reconnect the raid. also check to see which drive/ partitionb is seen first in the bios.

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I just built an HTPC system using a P4 and a Gigabyte Mobo (GA-8VM800M). At the time I did the build, I only had one SATA HD. I installed all the components and installed Vista, then installed all the MoBo drivers. Everything worked like a charm.

During the install, Fry's had the same drive on sale again, so I ordered it online with the intention of using it as part of a RAID1 array.

As I waited for the drive to arrive, the build was complete. When I got the drive, I installed, started the PC and went into BIOS to set the SATA channel to RAID. Restarted again and then went into the SATA RAID utility at start-up. I built the array, using the OS drive as source and the new drive as mirror. After a few hours, all the data was copied from the source to the mirror and the array was complete. But when the system restarted, it still shows 2 separate drives under disk management, a C and an E drive. I am under the impression that the drives should only show as one unit. Figured my array wasn't working, so I imported some music into iTunes and sure enough it didn't mirror itself to the E drive.

I went back to the manual (should have read before I created the array) and it said I need to install the SATA controller driver during OS install, as well a RAID driver to each disk. Now, since the OS is already installed, is there a way around this. Or am I going to have to bite the bullet and wipe the drives and start from scratch again. Thanks
 

Answer:Need a work around for RAID installation

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I plugged in the drive and my partition manager isn't finding the drive. I'm positive the drive is plugged in because my BIOS/BIOS RAID manager-like thing found the drive. What gives?
 

Answer:RAID/SATA installation

Not enough information has been provided to answer this problem. What kind of drive, what partition manager, does Windows see it, new installation.....?
 

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I just bought 2 500gb drives and want to create a raid 0 mirrored array with them.

I installed one drive and copied an image of my existing hard drive onto it with no problems. All drives are SATA and the motherboard uses the NVIDIA NForce 570 chipset. I then removed my original hard drive and booted to the new 500gb drive with no problems. So, I know that the drive is good and the copy worked.

I added the second drive with no problems and got it formatted using quick format. Next I turned RAID on in the BIOS and specified that SATA connections (1 and 2) that I wanted to use. I then went into the RAID (Nvidia Mediashield) configuration program and created a healthy array making certain that I didn't "delete any data" which the configuration program allows you to do.

After that the machine wouldn't boot. I surmise that my problem is that I haven't loaded in the correct drivers. I don't think that I bothered with them when I created the original XP installation about 2 years ago as I wasn't using RAID.

So, how can I install them into a running XP Pro System? Or is the quick format the problem here or something else you can think of?

Answer:Raid Installation on an Existing XP Pro SP3

try booting the machine with the one hard drive that you had cloned to check whether or not the data has been erased due to a reformat to RAID partition.

I don't think it is possible, if it is then I don't prefer creating a RAID with an eexisting drive. The only way i know for sure to make a proper RAID is to create a healthy RAID partition and then installing XP on top of that with the correct SATA RAID drivers. It will not detect the partition if the drivers are not there. As you mentioned, it won't boot up, i suppose that you are gonna have to do the old fashioned way that i mentioned. If it did boot, then i suppose you can go into device manager and install the driver and then hopefully Nvidia has a utility that allows you to monitor the parition.

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Hi,

I finished building my PC and I'm trying to install windows XP pro.

I have 3 HDD's (two of 1 TG each and one of 640GB).
I want to have a RAID 1 setup of the two 1 TB drives and install the OS onto the 640GB non-RAID drive.

With this constellation Wind gives me error messages, I can't install the OS.

I think I set up everything correctly in BIOS, but I'm not sure.

Is it possible to "un-RAID" the 2 HDD's for now, install windows and then after that set up the RAID again?

Another thing:
How do I select onto which HDD the OS should be installed?

I don't understand why the RAID would be a problem since I want to install the OS onto the non-RAID HDD

any help would be highly appreciated!

Lars

Answer:Win XP installation problem (with RAID 1), please help

What motherboard are you installing on? Is it saying it cannot find a hard drive to install on? Do you have your sata drivers for xp on a floppy for installation?

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hi

This is a bit of a convoluted story but here goes...

I have an old PC (the oldest of several) which in which I want to upgrade 3 PATA HDs for 2 large (500GB) SATA-1 drives.

PC spec = Asus P4 PE, P4 Northwood 533FSB 3.06GHz, 1 GB pc2700 ram, 2 soundcards (I'm a musician), Win XP SP2 etc.

The first thing I did was enable RAID/SATA in BIOS & then install the Promise 376 Fasttrack RAID/SATA driver on all OS partitions (4 in all, spread across the 3 drives).

Now, of course, a get a quick POST message saying that "no RAID/SATA device detected", because I haven't installed them yet. However this message then disappears and my boot manager utility loads as usual (BootIt NG).

Then it occured to me that I hadn't installed either the Intel Application Accelerator or Chipset Software Installation utilities (as listed on the available downloads for P4 PE at Asus site).

So I installed the IAA first on one partition - but when I tried to reboot into this, the "no RAID/SATA" message came up before and after the BootItNG screen and the system rebooted again.

I got it to boot into the partition again & promptly uninstalled the IAA because I thought it was causing me the problem.

Then I installed the Chipset Installation utility.

This time, after rebooting into the "music" partition, many of the music software applications were not sending MIDI to one of the soundcards correctly, and the selected audio drivers had changed (f... Read more

Answer:Possible problem after IntelĀ® Chipset Software Installation Utility installation ?

both the chipset and the IAA are supposed to be installed FIRST THING after the install of the OS...I suspect that the later day install is what caused all the drivers to go *poof*...if your system is operating OK at this point just go with it, but if/when you do a wipe and clean install remember to install these items the first time you boot into your clean install, reboot, then carry on with installing other items...

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I have a computer I built using an ASUS MB A8N-SLI Premium card. This card is a was purchased in 2007 and is one having two RAID chipsets. The first is a NVIDA and the second is a Silicon Image. The OS was XP Professional.

When I set up to install Windows 7 Professional Upgrade, I found that a) there were no ASUS drivers for Win7 and the "generic" Nvida and SII Raid drivers would not work with this ASUS card. So, says I, lets try and see if the VISTA drivers will be accepted by Win7... Nope.. Win 7 error says "can't find any drivers compatible with your hardware". OK.. So.. I have to buy a completely new motherboard.. I chose the Gigabyte MA790GPT-UD3H with AMD Phenom II Quad-Core 3ghz CPU. The M B is excellent with dual output video for two CRTs, and all the I/O I needed including IEEE1394 port for my FlexRadio.. But I get ahead of myself! So.. Let the buyer of Win7 be aware that he should check his MB and insure that Win7 drivers are available for his particular model. Otherwise, upgrading to Win7 can be more expensive than you planned!

So now, I set about to

Answer:RAID Installation Problems ASUS MB and etc.

As noted in a prior thread, I had to buy a new MB to get around no Win7 drivers for my 2 year old MB. But the problems were not over.

The first computer I upgraded was a RAID 1 equipped machine with three other large HDs for data storage. I got all ready and got my Win 7 RAID driver floppy ready and set to work. I put in the Win7 upgrade disk and "off it went". It asked me if I had the RAID driver disk, and I stuck it in as requested. Win7 installer chugged along and lo and behold, Win 7 came up running just fine.. or so I thought.

After I began loading the other drivers, I noticed that the boot screens included a screen that appeared to be a "dual boot" option window.. But I did not know I had a dual boot option.. So I proceeded for awhile and then I noticed that the machine would not boot up at all if I took the Win7 install disk out of the CD drive! What is this, I say.. Well, to make a long story short, Win 7 (in its great wisdom) had decided to install Win7 onto one of the SINGLE DRIVES and not onto the RAID pair as I had intended. I do remember that a) the RAID drives were the #1 priority boot drive selection and b) No other drives were selected in the boot sequence in the bios except the CD and floppy drives. So WHY did Win7 decide to install on a non-RAID drive which was not in the bios list at all? Well, perhaps it was because that drive happened to be an Acronis Clone Copy of the image from my RAID pair.

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Hi there

I need to add a RAID driver (I have the driver) to the Windows install media (got iso and usb via media creation tool - the iso / usb was created on a different machine).

Previous versions would let you via an Fn key load drivers from a "Diskette" image. This option of course isn't there.

If I don't load the RAID driver at boot Windows gives the standard message "No Hard Disks found".

Any EASY way to do this.

Note this has to be done at install time - it can't be done afterwards as Windows won't see any HDD's. !!!!!

I find often when stuff is "Simplified too much" --such as 1 click or "Easy install" options then when stuff does need to be modified it's usually a pain. I can't see what was wrong with the original optional prompt to load drivers at install (XP / W7 etc). W10 install is easy if it's a bog standard installation but if you have things like Hardware RAID it's a pain.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:How do I add RAID / other drivers to W10 installation media

Hi there

Found a real SILLY way to do this on an HP server -- I had to BURN an old fashioned ISO (fortunately I still had an old USB DVD writer).
Then on the server bios boot options there;'s an option called "Intelligent provisioning" which installs both rhe OS and driver at the same time. The intelligent provisioning requires a PHYSICAL ISO image !!! - one on HDD won't do and it loads the driver and does the install.

However this method is specific to this particular machine. ("Yesterday's technology Tomorrow" !!!!!).

Surely there must be a better method of adding drivers PRE-INSTALL if these are required - for example hardware RAID controllers etc.

so although I've solved it for this particular piece of hardware (HP Proliant GEN 8 Microserver) I'd still like a better generic method.
The Gen 8 server uses the W12 (or W8) server RAID driver - works fine on W10.

I want a Windows image on this server (while it's a free upgrade from W7 / W8.1) so need to get it working before 23.59 today !!!!!!.

Any assistance on this would be really appreciated -- I've looked at using nLite and the WAIK tools but a) it's complicated and b) I think WAIK for W10 has changed so no good.

I can't believe I'm the only person who has this problem with Hardware RAID.

Cheers
jimbo

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XP Pro Installation & SATA RAID Problem

I?ve posted on this before without raising much interest but I may now be able to provide some extra info that could inspire someone to help!

I have a 3 month old Mesh Matrix 64 3200 Max PC with the following ?
Mobo ? ASUS K8V Deluxe
Processor - AMD Athlon 64 3200+
Mem ? 512Mb PC3200 DDR
HDD 240GB (2x12GB) Serial ATA (150Mb/s) RAID 0

My problem started when I tried to upgrade XP home (mesh OEM) to XP pro.

The installation went fine until it got around 75% though installing devices. I hit a blue screen, which advised that there was a problem with vobid.sys. and advises that some hardware drivers are not correctly installed. It goes on to suggest disabling hardware in safe mode.

The PC will not start in safe mode and simply continues with the unfinished installation.

If I hit F8 I do get the option to boot from HDD or CD but which ever option I have followed it always ends with the installation starting over and hitting the same error.

The vobid.sys error stopped after the tech support at mesh advised me to download the SATA Drivers for my K8V-SEDx motherboard and load them by hitting f6 during the xp install.

Did this and the drivers loaded (as far as I can tell). The installation then continues up to the point where it says examining disk but then hangs.

On finding some extra info on another board I then realized that I should not be loading the 2 drivers SATA xp drivers that were on the floppy I ... Read more

Answer:XP Pro Installation & SATA RAID Problem

Red - Did you solve this issue?
I am having the same problem.
I have downloaded all the drivers to try to get it running.
Luckily (!) I have my old PC to rely on, but it is on it's way out.

Be nice to find out if you did it and what you did....

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Can anyone help me install this horrible external drive on a PC, everything sane has been tried from top to bottom so answers from some one who has successfully done this are very welcome.

PC is an ASUS dual Core and all firewire ports have been tried, cable has been changed 800 has been installed but absolutely nothing and yes it does turn on.
Is there a general fault with this drive has anyone managed to install it
many thanks
 

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Hi,
I own a Dell 7559 with intel processor, Intel I7- 6700HQ [email protected] Memory is 16 GB, hard drive is toshiba 1TB. 
I just added a Transcend M.2 128GB SATA III 6gb/s MTs800 80 mm to optimize my system. However, when I checked my BIOS set up, SATA mode only has ATA and AHCI options, NO RAID. I assumed that this was the reason why I don't have the accelerate option in my Intel RST?
Is there a way to enable my RAID configuration without re-installing windows 10?
Thanks,

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My current setup is 1 WD 640gb drive that is partioned and I am dual booting windows7 64bit and server2008 64bit(educational purposes). I bought another drive...same exact one. I want to setup a Raid 1 array but I am unsure of how to do this and what my options are. I was wondering if software raid (through win7) in this case is just as good or if I should use hardware raid(through motherboard). I really do not want to re-install windows7 but I do not care if I need to reinstall server. Thank you

Answer:Set up Raid 1 on Existing Windows 7 installation?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by peoplearebusy


My current setup is 1 WD 640gb drive that is partioned and I am dual booting windows7 64bit and server2008 64bit(educational purposes). I bought another drive...same exact one. I want to setup a Raid 1 array but I am unsure of how to do this and what my options are. I was wondering if software raid (through win7) in this case is just as good or if I should use hardware raid(through motherboard). I really do not want to re-install windows7 but I do not care if I need to reinstall server. Thank you


Hello, I am new to the RAID world although I'll try to help you as much as I can.

It'd probably be best if you set up a RAID1 via your BIOS, although this will in all likely hood wipe both the drives you intend to RAID with. So be prepared to reinstall Windows.

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I have 4 ssd's all paired to first raid & then do install to win 10 but AMD bios only sees two all else sees 4.

Following the tutorials I did the following on an older AMD FX-8350 processor with Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 MB:
attempted to make a raid of all 4 but the Raid MB only see 2
the install using a flash drive prepared from the download now a day old from the MS site went well.
you appreciate the install saw my raid of 2 drives + the 2 I could not raid.
The machine is now super fast and snappy about as good as an I7-6700. Thanks Forums!

Here is what I tried on the 2 Intel SSD drives that AMD Raid not see:
diskpart and the clean command - nothing else in diskpart.
used windows diskmanagement , put them to GPT and formatted them to NTFS.
the final windows 10 sees them as empty drives and they seem fine the only issue is AMD raid not see them.

What to do?

Answer:New Installation to AMD Raid Half Fails

Roe5685 said:

I have 4 ssd's all paired to first raid & then do install to win 10 but AMD bios only sees two all else sees 4.

Following the tutorials I did the following on an older AMD FX-8350 processor with Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 MB:
attempted to make a raid of all 4 but the Raid MB only see 2
the install using a flash drive prepared from the download now a day old from the MS site went well.
you appreciate the install saw my raid of 2 drives + the 2 I could not raid.
The machine is now super fast and snappy about as good as an I7-6700. Thanks Forums!

Here is what I tried on the 2 Intel SSD drives that AMD Raid not see:
diskpart and the clean command - nothing else in diskpart.
used windows diskmanagement , put them to GPT and formatted them to NTFS.
the final windows 10 sees them as empty drives and they seem fine the only issue is AMD raid not see them.

What to do?



New info is I bought two more ssd drives. The raid configuration facility saw these so It now saw 4 out of the six drives.
I was able to make a raid 0 out of the 2 original ( of the original 4 ) + the two drives just purchased.
So I have my 4 member SSD drive.

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Hi there

I need to add a RAID driver (I have the driver) to the Windows install media (got iso and usb via media creation tool - the iso / usb was created on a different machine).

Previous versions would let you via an Fn key load drivers from a "Diskette" image. This option of course isn't there.

If I don't load the RAID driver at boot Windows gives the standard message "No Hard Disks found".

Any EASY way to do this.

Note this has to be done at install time - it can't be done afterwards as Windows won't see any HDD's. !!!!!

I find often when stuff is "Simplified too much" --such as 1 click or "Easy install" options then when stuff does need to be modified it's usually a pain. I can't see what was wrong with the original optional prompt to load drivers at install (XP / W7 etc). W10 install is easy if it's a bog standard installation but if you have things like Hardware RAID it's a pain.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:How do I add RAID / other drivers to W10 installation media

Hi there

Found a real SILLY way to do this on an HP server -- I had to BURN an old fashioned ISO (fortunately I still had an old USB DVD writer).
Then on the server bios boot options there;'s an option called "Intelligent provisioning" which installs both rhe OS and driver at the same time. The intelligent provisioning requires a PHYSICAL ISO image !!! - one on HDD won't do and it loads the driver and does the install.

However this method is specific to this particular machine. ("Yesterday's technology Tomorrow" !!!!!).

Surely there must be a better method of adding drivers PRE-INSTALL if these are required - for example hardware RAID controllers etc.

so although I've solved it for this particular piece of hardware (HP Proliant GEN 8 Microserver) I'd still like a better generic method.
The Gen 8 server uses the W12 (or W8) server RAID driver - works fine on W10.

I want a Windows image on this server (while it's a free upgrade from W7 / W8.1) so need to get it working before 23.59 today !!!!!!.

Any assistance on this would be really appreciated -- I've looked at using nLite and the WAIK tools but a) it's complicated and b) I think WAIK for W10 has changed so no good.

I can't believe I'm the only person who has this problem with Hardware RAID.

Cheers
jimbo

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I have 4 ssd's all paired to first raid & then do install to win 10 but AMD bios only sees two all else sees 4.

Following the tutorials I did the following on an older AMD FX-8350 processor with Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 MB:
attempted to make a raid of all 4 but the Raid MB only see 2
the install using a flash drive prepared from the download now a day old from the MS site went well.
you appreciate the install saw my raid of 2 drives + the 2 I could not raid.
The machine is now super fast and snappy about as good as an I7-6700. Thanks Forums!

Here is what I tried on the 2 Intel SSD drives that AMD Raid not see:
diskpart and the clean command - nothing else in diskpart.
used windows diskmanagement , put them to GPT and formatted them to NTFS.
the final windows 10 sees them as empty drives and they seem fine the only issue is AMD raid not see them.

What to do?

Answer:New Installation to AMD Raid Half Fails

Originally Posted by Roe5685


I have 4 ssd's all paired to first raid & then do install to win 10 but AMD bios only sees two all else sees 4.

Following the tutorials I did the following on an older AMD FX-8350 processor with Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 MB:
attempted to make a raid of all 4 but the Raid MB only see 2
the install using a flash drive prepared from the download now a day old from the MS site went well.
you appreciate the install saw my raid of 2 drives + the 2 I could not raid.
The machine is now super fast and snappy about as good as an I7-6700. Thanks Forums!

Here is what I tried on the 2 Intel SSD drives that AMD Raid not see:
diskpart and the clean command - nothing else in diskpart.
used windows diskmanagement , put them to GPT and formatted them to NTFS.
the final windows 10 sees them as empty drives and they seem fine the only issue is AMD raid not see them.

What to do?



New info is I bought two more ssd drives. The raid configuration facility saw these so It now saw 4 out of the six drives.
I was able to make a raid 0 out of the 2 original ( of the original 4 ) + the two drives just purchased.
So I have my 4 member SSD drive.

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I have one OCZ 30GB SSD that I have Windows XP Pro installed on. I am looking to create a mirrored RAID array with two 320GB drives for data storage.

I have learned that there are three main steps to setting up RAID: 1) Enable RAID in the BIOS, 2) create the RAID array in the BIOS and 3) installing the drivers (which i have been told requires me to reinstall the OS)

Is it true that I will have to completely reinstall my OS (which i already have all my programs installed into) EVEN IF I don't want the OS installed on the RAID drives?

It just seems very illogical that I would have to reinstall my OS to install drivers for a couple drives on which the OS will NOT be installed.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Setting up mirrored RAID AFTER OS installation

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I'm trying to change my Windows Vista (installed as the boot disc originally on a RAID config) to AHCI, but even after I change the two entries in the Registry Editor to '0' for both AHCI and RAID drivers, Vista fails to load when I change the config to AHCI for SATA. Any suggestions?

Answer:Trying to convert a RAID installation to an AHCI one

Give this a read and see if it helps you any : AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista - Windows 7 Forums

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Hi there,
I decided to re-install WIndows Xp on my laptop an followed the instructions in the manual.
I pushed F6 for loading from my USB drive the RAID driver and was fine, Windows did detect
the two hard drives and I selected one for a new installation. Windows asks for formatting
(I choose Fast NTFS) and then a screen appears:
__________________________________
Insert disk TOSHIBA RAID Driver in drive A:

and then press Enter;
__________________________________

The USB drive is still there, same diskette that was read during the F6 process, and I just
press Enter but it does nothing. It does not even try to read the drive. As if waiting for something?

Any help will be appreciated...

Thank you very much in advance,

Mario.

PS.: I pressed (as desperation grows) ALL the keys of the keyboard (except for F3 which Quits)
and same result. Nothing happened...

Answer:Qosmio G20 RAID installation problem

Hello

I don't have much experience with it but maybe these Toshiba documents can help you. Check it out!
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB5C00Y80007R01.htm
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB56012H0001R01.htm

Please give us some feedback.

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I've had my Qosmio G30-161 for half a year, and thought it'd ought to be time to reinstall the whole thing, so i could get rid of stuff i didn't need (Programs, Viruses and non-interesting video clips).

So i took my XP MCE Cd and tried to install, and i got guided through and come to the place where i needed to choose between 1st Unknown, 2nd Stripping, and 3rd Mirroring. I choose the stripping as i wished my harddrives to be in one. Then when i pressed "next" it gave me the error message "1005 - HDD not ready?"

I've tried going into the BIOS and chaneg the setting to different settings that Toshiba told me to, but it also warned me that if i changed the settings my OS would have to be reinstalled. No problem there. But i still get the same error message "HDD not ready?". So now i have to use another computer than my own to check the forums and mail etc.

Anyone know what i should do? I'll be glad with anything as long as i can have both my harddrives (60GB+60GB), and a working OS. :)

Please help, I'm urging for it, since the computer is the one i use for my school work. Feel free to ask questions about system stuff. If you have an answer, please let it be simple, since i realy don't wanna mess up again ^_^

Answer:Re: Qosmio G30 - RAID Problems on OS Installation

Are you able to continue if you set it to 1st unknown? You will lose some speed compared to striping, but at least you will be able to use all the space!

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Hi, I am trying to perform a clean UEFI installation of Windows 7 with SATA mode switched to RAID. I have two identical HDDs for RAID and 80 GB Intel 310 to put the OS on. The BIOS/UEFI can see all 3 drives and the two HDDs are configured for RAID through the CTRL-I utility When I start the Windows 7 installation, it does not find any hard drives and prompts me to load mass storage driver. I tried loading Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers through USB flash drive, and the installation correctly displays "Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA RAID Controller", but after couple of seconds of loading when I click on Next, it comes back with the same result, no drives found. I tried switching SATA mode to AHCI and the installation recognizes all 3 hard drives just fine. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Clean installation of Win 7 using UEFI and RAID

http://forum.notebookreview.com/lenovo-ibm/566338-lenovo-w520-owners-thread-178.html
 
I see that you're in the middle of a long thread over there, have you figured anything out yet?
 
Dave

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I'm rather new to this whole RAID thing, so I am somewhat confused as to what to do.

I recently put together my new computer and have been having troubles installing XP on my RAIDed drives (two 73GB raptors). I have an alternate 200GB HD, which is what I am using as my OS drive for the moment until I can get this thing resolved..


What do you guys need to know to help me figure this out?

My Mobo has a built in Raid thing... it's an Abit AN8 "Fatal1ty"

... Any help yould definately be appreciated.

Answer:Raid 0 and WinXP installation issues

Did you install the raid drivers during the xp setup?

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I have 4 ssd's all paired to first raid & then do install to win 10 but AMD bios only sees two all else sees 4.

Following the tutorials I did the following on an older AMD FX-8350 processor with Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 MB:
attempted to make a raid of all 4 but the Raid MB only see 2
the install using a flash drive prepared from the download now a day old from the MS site went well.
you appreciate the install saw my raid of 2 drives + the 2 I could not raid.
The machine is now super fast and snappy about as good as an I7-6700. Thanks Forums!

Here is what I tried on the 2 Intel SSD drives that AMD Raid not see:
diskpart and the clean command - nothing else in diskpart.
used windows diskmanagement , put them to GPT and formatted them to NTFS.
the final windows 10 sees them as empty drives and they seem fine the only issue is AMD raid not see them.

What to do?

Answer:New Installation to AMD Raid Half Fails

Originally Posted by Roe5685


I have 4 ssd's all paired to first raid & then do install to win 10 but AMD bios only sees two all else sees 4.

Following the tutorials I did the following on an older AMD FX-8350 processor with Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 MB:
attempted to make a raid of all 4 but the Raid MB only see 2
the install using a flash drive prepared from the download now a day old from the MS site went well.
you appreciate the install saw my raid of 2 drives + the 2 I could not raid.
The machine is now super fast and snappy about as good as an I7-6700. Thanks Forums!

Here is what I tried on the 2 Intel SSD drives that AMD Raid not see:
diskpart and the clean command - nothing else in diskpart.
used windows diskmanagement , put them to GPT and formatted them to NTFS.
the final windows 10 sees them as empty drives and they seem fine the only issue is AMD raid not see them.

What to do?



New info is I bought two more ssd drives. The raid configuration facility saw these so It now saw 4 out of the six drives.
I was able to make a raid 0 out of the 2 original ( of the original 4 ) + the two drives just purchased.
So I have my 4 member SSD drive.

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Every time I log into Vista, it "installs" the drivers for NFORCE Raid Controller and NFORCE Raid Device and it asks me to reboot. It's just really annoying to have my pc saying reboot me everytime i just start it up. Anything I can do to fix this?

Here are my PC specs...

Asus Striker Extreme
Q6600
2 x 1GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800
2 x 80GB HD in Raid 0
evga 8600GTS
 

Answer:Vista RAID driver installation

Two things you can do. I assume that you are not using a RAID array.

1) Disable the RAID controller in BIOS
2) In Vista, you can go into device manager and disable the RAID hardware.
 

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Hi,

I have a PC with Windows 7 ultimate installed. I'm planning on purchasing a custom built Pc soon and was wondering whether i am able to transfer my current installation of Windows 7 ultimate to my new PC? I don't have the windows 7 installation disc but it is activated and have the product ID (from the properties windows after right clicking my computer) if it helps.

I would have expected Microsoft to have something that allows this but haven't found one. I've only found an application on Windows 7 called Windows easy transfer, but this only transfers files etc and not the actual Windows 7.

Hope someone can help.

Thanks
 

Answer:Transfer Windows 7 installation from old PC to new???

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hi

i need to replace my hdd on my laptop as its on its way out
is it possible to transfer windows as is and all files programs settings etc to the new drive
or will i have to re-install os drivers etc. and is there anything i would need to do to prep the new drive first?


thanks

Answer:installation of new hdd windows transfer

Use Macrium, that is what it is for. Everything will be transferred, just as it is.

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hey,

is there a way to transfer a VMware Fedora Core 4 installation to a partition on a pysical hard drive so i won't have to reinstall?

i could copy the files over but then i'd have to change a whole lot of .conf files to match my physical hardware.

any advice? thanks.

Answer:transfer VMware installation

can you make an image of it then put it on your drive since its basically the same thing but just a smaller drive and ram.

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I'm upgrading to a new ASUS motherboard, new chipset (x79 to x99) and a new processor. I'm going to try to run my current Windows 10 installation (a retail copy - not OEM) without reinstalling from scratch.

On the previous install (after backing everything up) I removed as many of the old system drivers as made sense (USB3, graphics, etc..) and deactivated any software that needed that. I'm close to ready to see what happens. If it all fails then I'll just reinstall from scratch - which I'll do anyway on some rainy day. I'm just interested in seeing how well Windows 10 will cope with such a change of hardware - though it's still an ASUS Deluxe board, a recent Intel Chipset, and a fairly recent processor.

BUT - HERE'S THE QUESTION: When one makes such a major hardware change Windows10 will certainly complain and require reactivation. But is there any grace period??

I'm hoping I might have a couple of days to confirm that everything works properly before having to call Microsoft. If there's a serious hardware issue then I would have to revert back to my old hardware until any problems are resolved.

Does anyone here know what will likely happen? I'm just concerned that I might be stuck with a computer that's locked until reactivated and then find that there's a serious problem with the new system.

Answer:Transfer installation to new hardware

Windows 10 will de-activate on the first boot on the new hardware. The only thing you will lose is some of the personalization settings customization and you will start getting nag screens to activate Windows 10.

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I'm upgrading to a new ASUS motherboard, new chipset (x79 to x99) and a new processor. I'm going to try to run my current Windows 10 installation (a retail copy - not OEM) without reinstalling from scratch.

On the previous install (after backing everything up) I removed as many of the old system drivers as made sense (USB3, graphics, etc..) and deactivated any software that needed that. I'm close to ready to see what happens. If it all fails then I'll just reinstall from scratch - which I'll do anyway on some rainy day. I'm just interested in seeing how well Windows 10 will cope with such a change of hardware - though it's still an ASUS Deluxe board, a recent Intel Chipset, and a fairly recent processor.

BUT - HERE'S THE QUESTION: When one makes such a major hardware change Windows10 will certainly complain and require reactivation. But is there any grace period??

I'm hoping I might have a couple of days to confirm that everything works properly before having to call Microsoft. If there's a serious hardware issue then I would have to revert back to my old hardware until any problems are resolved.

Does anyone here know what will likely happen? I'm just concerned that I might be stuck with a computer that's locked until reactivated and then find that there's a serious problem with the new system.

Answer:Transfer installation to new hardware

Windows 10 will de-activate on the first boot on the new hardware. The only thing you will lose is some of the personalization settings customization and you will start getting nag screens to activate Windows 10.

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Recently I've bought myself a new machine with a pair of Seagate Barracuda's (the exact noting is Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB ST3320620AS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM). I booted it up, made a RAID 0 array and installed Vista; everything worked perfectly fine. However, I was advised to now partition off 15gb specifically for Vista, in case I need to or want to format the OS at a later date while keeping all of my data.

So to do this, I deleted the Raid array. Straight from the BIOS. After this, I cannot succeed in getting Vista to boot, with or without the Raid - it simply loads up, and where it would come to the desktop, it crashes out with a split-second Blue Screen of Death, and restarts.

I've tried many things, and am currently running SeaTools to see if the hard drives have been scuppered by my ill-advised deletion of the Raid array while Windows was still on it. Currently SeaTools is returning nothing but LBA's- not sure what that quite means, if anyone could clarify, that'd be great!

If there's anything I can do to save my £100 pair of hard drives, or if there's any advice anyone can give me as to RAID arrays and Windows Vista, then I'd be glad to have it- other than that, confirmation of my suspicions would be lovely.

Thanks for your time,
John.

EDIT: SeaTools has PASSED one hard drive with maximum LBA's after a Long Test - if this helps any to understand better what's going on.

EDIT: No bad sectors found on eit... Read more

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found this on another site, d**n*quote*You are not the first one with these problems.It is impossible to get the newest nForce SataRaid drivers installed onto an nForce SataRaid system by using F6/floppy method. Reason: The actual nForce SataRaid drivers are not correctly digitally signed by MS. Although the XPx32 and XPx64 setup routine detects the Raid array correctly during TEXTMODE part of the installation, it installs at least the wrong MS IDE Standard drivers. Bad consequence: endless reboots.http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=51140&st=0&p=356029&#entry356029

Answer:f.y.i.. sata raid installation I wish I read this a week ago !!

And this was what was hanging the new build all this time ? ?If i remember a 6600 on an MSI Platinum board...correct ?Sorry about your luck

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Hi all
I'm looking to move my Win 7 install from a RAID 0 (with two traditional HDs) to a new single SSD.

I've been reading on the forums and it's all made my head spin with a little too much information (some of which is over my head).

So, I thought I'd start this post to see if someone could help with some step by step advice.

I have the new SSD installed in the computer and the system can see it fine. (In fact, I installed a trial copy of Win 7 and it boots up fine).

I'm not sure what's the best way for me to proceed. Do I make a disk image of the RAID partition with Acronis and restore it to the SSD?

Any way I can set this up so I can keep my existing program files and installations?

Answer:How to migrate Win 7 installation from RAID 0 (2HDs) to single SSD?

Make a backup with Acronis but do not copy the partition info.

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I'm trying to do a fresh install of windows xp on a Toshiba Tecra S3 model PTS30E-0DT03FDU
Who knows where to find the RAID driver to load during the boot of the xp install?

This model doens't show up anymore in the driver download section.

Answer:Tecra S3 - need SATA / RAID Driver for WXP installation

Of course it is listed for download but older models are listed in ARCHIVE.

Please visit Toshiba download page - http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp - again and under Product type choose option Archive.

For WXP you will find RAID driver for download.
Can you find it?

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My problem is as follows?

I have a Dell Poweredge SC440 server.

It is equipped with two disks. One is formatted into two partitions ?C? and ?D?

The other is unformatted but otherwise is identical to the first. It is recognised in ?Computer Management ? Disk Management?

The formatted disk is running Windows Small Business Server ? all is working fine.

I have a Promise Fast Trak TX2200, TX2300 raid card that I want to install as a raid 1 mirrored installation.

According to the Fast Trak documentation it is possible to install the card without having to re install windows.

But the instructions are not that clear (of I?m a bit thick! ? which is the most likely)

Has any one had experience of doing this?

Does the unformatted disk need to be formatted or will the raid system mirror the formatted disk when installed?

Any help or advice would be gratefully received.
 

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HARDWARE RAID ACTIVATION POST WIN 7 OS INSTALL

Installing a RAID array during a new system build is not so difficult but Once I decided I wanted a RAID 0 array on my existing Win 7 PC, I quickly discovered that it is not easy to accomplish that particular wish. However it can be achieved without hacking the registry. Here is the procedure that worked for me.

Goal ? to install a pair of 1TB WD Caviar blacks in Hardware RAID 0 on an already installed Win 7 system.
Win 7 OS resides on a separate 64GB SSD boot disk.

Motherboard: ASUS P9X79PRO,

SATA Ports as follows:
2 x Intel SATA 3
4 x Intel SATA 2
2 x Marvel SATA 2
CPU i7 3820, 32GB
OS Win 7 Professional x64

Drives: (in final configurations)

1 SSD 64GB Win 7 Drive, On Intel SATA 3 controller, Non RAID assigned, but controller in RAID mode.
1 SSD 128 GB Data Drive, On Intel SATA 3 controller, Non RAID assigned, but controller in RAID mode.
1 x 2TB Internal, non RAID drive to backup RAID array, 7200RPM, 64MB, on Marvel SATA 3 Controller/AHCI
2 x 1TB Caviar Black in RAID 0, 7200 RPM, 64MB, on Intel SATA 2 controller, in RAID mode
2 x 1TB External USB 2.0 Drives (Backups)
1 x DVD on Intel SATA 2 controller ? Non RAID assigned, but controller in RAID mode.

Issue.

Once windows is installed without RAID it is difficult to get it to recognise RAID hardware.
If you install RAID drivers without the RAID hardware enabled the drivers do not fully install.
If you enable th... Read more

Answer:Hardware RAID installation after Windows 7 OS install

Here is a pic showing various driver details etc

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I have installed the above controller card to enable me to install a few more hard drives in my computer, I have no intention of setting up a RAID configuration, just have the drives installed to play around with. My operating system is XP Pro.The card installed okay and I got the drivers installed (don't know how). Now when I boot the computer, with the controller card installed and two hard drives attached to the controller card, the computer detects my two usual hard drives (C: and D: drives)that are connected to the motherboards IDE channels, then goes on to display the message "Press F3 to enter RAID setup" (this is expected). I don't press F3 because I don't want to setup a RAID array, so it continues on to detect any drives connected to the controller card. It detects the two drives I have on the controller card without problem and gives this report:Primary Channel:Drive Number: 0.....Maxtor............Drive size.Drive Number: 1.....Maxtor............Drive size.Secondary Channel:Drive Number: 2.....BlankDrive Number: 3.....BlankSet: 1 0> ..Maxtor..... PM>..........Drive Size.Set: 2 1> ..Maxtor..... PS>..........Drive Size.The PnP system BIOS installs Sil0680 Devices as:Maxtor.................Drive Size.... as 82hMaxtor.................Drive Size.... as 83hThen the computer gives the usual POST OK beep and looks as though it's going on to load Windows XP as normal, but it goes to a black, blank screen with just a flashing cursor in the top left corner. It just sits ther... Read more

Answer:PCI RAID Controller card, installation problem.

If I remember from when I set up my raid array, you Have to set it up, even if you go on to set it up as "non raid," so to speak.In other words, you have to tell the raid card "how" to use the two disks. At the moment it does not know what to do with them. Press F3 when prompted, and one option should be "normal" (IE non raid). Select "normal", and allow the card to do it's thing to the disks.Then you will have to go into Control panel/administrative tools/computer management/Disk management and "turn on" the new disks. I don't know how to do this bit, as I have never done it.

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I built a small computer with no CD drive. I can legally get Windows through my University. So I created a bootable flash drive in order to install Windows.

However, I have 2 1TD HDDs that I wish to set up as a RAID for my Windows installation. The problem is, I don't think my motherboard supports RAID in the BIOS as there is no option for RAID under the status. However, when I go to my motherboard's download page, there appears to be RAID drivers:

http://www.jetway.com.tw/jw/download_show.asp?downid=10287&productid=I61G-ITX

Do I need to install these drivers in order to setup my RAID? How do I install drivers onto a motherboard without a CD drive?

If my motherboard doesn't support RAID at all, is there still a way to set one up?

Thanks!
 

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yes i am searching for a good software that can pack all of my software collections into one single installation.exe pack which i can install for later usage will some pliz give me a recomendation of such software to pack all the my files into one installation pack ?
 

Answer:finding a good software to make a collection of stuffs software into a installation

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Hi Experts,

I have a CD-RW backup disc with 4200 files (c.300 MB). I need to transfer about 200 of those files and install them on my new hard drive (Drive C). Although the mechanics of how to do this may be as clear as a bell to most, it isn't to me. Any help will be immensely appreciated.

Thanks,

Larry
 

Answer:Solved: File Transfer & Installation

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Hi there,

I am familiar with transferring an Win 7 OS to different hardware (ie, without doing a clean install)
But is it possible to transfer from say 'Windows 7 Enterprise' to 'Windows 7 Ultimate', both 64 bit.

What I am trying to avoid is having to reinstall a zillion programs, that's the goal!

Any ideas?

Answer:Is it possible to transfer installation to different Windows version?

I don't think there is a upgrade path from Enterprise to Ultimate, but if there is then use Anytime Upgrade.

See here: Upgrade to another edition of Windows 7 by using Windows Anytime Upgrade

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Hello,
My computer got infected by suspicious.mystic and it doesn't boot anymore (winlogon crashes).
I've decided to do a clean install after saving my files.
I've tried accessing my files from a quick win xp install on another hard drive, but I can't see the raid array (not even in the disk manager). Is there something I should do?
I hope I didn't lose all my personal files - I used RAID 5 for back-up so wouldn't understand if it's causing me problems now...
Any help is greatly appreciated!
Fred

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I hope somebody can help me, I just bought 2 identical hard drives Western Digital Raptor 36 Giga Sata drives that I wanted to RAID-0 using the motherboard controller I have on the ASUS A7N8X deluxe which is called Silicon Image Sil 3112A controller, so first of all I plugged the sata wires and I started my PC ( Barton 2500+) and setting up the RAID-0 pressing F4 , this operation was succesfull and the bios recognize the 2 hard drives with no problems at all and no conflict.

After that I started installing Windows XP PRO using the 6 floppies + the one containing the Sata Raid controller drivers necessary for WIN to be recognised, I downloaded these drivers from the ASUS website (after unzipping the file) after a while WIN asked me to insert the floppy containing the drivers since I pressed the F6 option that initially the installing program ask if a SATA RAID OR SCSI controller need to be installed. Windows XP PRO recognised the drivers with the only problem that were not digitally signed and this could be the cause of Windows Instability problems, I pressed to "continue anyway" button and the installation proceeded normally even though the same message advising me of istability problems appeared a couple of times more exactly right before WIN XP PRO ask you the time region you are located etc... At the end the program booted and Windows XP PRO was launched properly. This only happened 3 times because at the fourth time I turned on the PC one blue screen appea... Read more

Answer:Windows XP installation stability problems with SATA RAID H.D.

This driver ( Asus A7N8X Deluxe Silicon Image Serial ATA RAID driver version V1.0.0.281) seems more recent then the one available on the ASUS website. It might be worth a try.

PS. Welcome to TechSpot. Hope you enjoy your stay.:wave:
 

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Howdy,

I bought a computer for Christmas of '07. The only OS i've had on it since then has been XP, using a dynamic disk setup with software raid0. Unfortunately, I don't like the performance of the software raid and am now trying to reinstall using hardware raid at the XP installation. I've encountered heaps of problems.

I'll detail my steps:

1.) Attempted to install Windows XP without the drivers. Cannot find my HDDs.

2.) Boot up my Vista machine and created an nLite slipstreamed version of XP with my raid drivers. Tried to install from that, get this error: "Failed to load driver: ahcix86.sys. Installation cannot continue."

3.) Attach a 4 year old half broken POS floppy drive to computer. Use Asus' raid driver utility to create a floppy disc with all the raid drivers on it.

4.) Start installation, put disc in. I load the drivers for the raid, the system detects my HDDs and begins installing. Anywhere from 4-10% into the installation "<random> cannot be copied. The Error Code is 4."

That's where I'm at now. It should be noted that I run Vista on this system fine (as fine as Vista runs). I didn't have any issues installing and everything works perfectly. My hardware checks out fine.
 

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Hello

This Solution is for Qosmio Laptops With RAID Driver During (Installing windows manually)

I've Found The Solution For This Problem ,

[When installing Microsoft Windows XP using a USB floppy diskette drive on a drive that
requires a driver during installation, the USB floppy diskette drive is not recognized throughout
the installation. When Windows XP looks for the driver the second time, it will not be able to see
the USB floppy diskette drive and will prompt the user for the driver (RAID) again.
The installation will never get past this point. ]

Solution:

This is a Microsoft limitation , the Floppy Drive Are are not listed in the Windows file "txtsetup.sif"

Simply Change The Floppy Drive Into Another Brand And Avoid Usb 2.0 External Floppy Try Older Usb 1
Also Notice The Back Of The Floppy Drive Sometimes They Write (None Bootable) Avoid That Also

I've Personally Test This One And It Is Working It Is "IBM Portable Diskette Drive" Drive Color Is Silver
P/N 27L4226 , FRU P/N 05K9283 TEAC CORPORATION MODEL NO. FD-05PUB


The following USB floppy diskette drives are listed in the file "txtsetup.sif" and are supported:


Device ID = VID: 057B and PID: 0000 for SONY external USB floppy diskette drive, Sony part number 09K9835

Device ID = VID: 0644 and PID: 0000 for TEAC external USB floppy diskette drive, IBM replacement part number (FRU) 13N6752

USB\VID_03EE&PID_6901 ; Mitsumi USB floppy diskette d... Read more

Answer:Solution : USB floppy drive is not recognized throughout RAID XP installation

Thanks for the very interesting topic.
I think it?s a useful information foe everyone who has the same problem.

Thanks ;)

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When to use RAID, AHCI or IDE options in BIOS during windows installation?

Answer:When to use RAID, AHCI or IDE options in BIOS during windows installation?

More than likely you won't be using raid. Which of the other ones you use depends upon your hard drive type. You use AHCI for SATE and IDE for IDE. Have you tried google?

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I am trying to install Windows XP 64-bit on my Qosmio F30-140, so I used Windows Vista 64-bit RAID drivers. The windows setup loaded the drivers successfully from USB-FDD, but after I choose C: partition to install the windows and the setup started I got the following message " Setup cannot copy the file: KR10N64.sys ".
Please advise .

Answer:64-bit RAID drivers problem on Qosmio F30 during WinXP installation

download the driver again and try to put it on another clean formated floppy disk

put all the files on the root of the floppy disk

and try to reply to this message ;)

Message was edited by: Reaver

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Hello, I decided to start from scratch.

I have backed everything up. I managed to set up RAID 1 using two of the drives using the Intel RAID controller. I set up two partitions (Windows and Documents). I configured the Windows drive as a primary partition.

When I try to install Windows Vista Home Premium edition (using a Asus P5K-E/Wifi-AP Motherboard (Socket 775)), it hangs after the computer restarts for the second phase of installation.

Could someone please suggest what I must do to resolve this problem? Also, should I configure my drives as RAID or AHCI?

I just flashed the BIOS with the latest version, then deleted the partitions created by Acronis. I then deleted the RAID 1 setup and recreated it. Then went through Windows Vista installation setup. Got to the part where you choose where you want to install Windows and picked the unformatted C: drive. This went well, then I got to phase two (Installing Windows) again, when it hung once more.
 

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I need to set up a mirrored raid array on a machine running XP.
I know that XP doesn't support RAID 1, just wondering if there is a software option to run a real time, full system backup to a slave and/or external drive without having to put together separate server box.

Thanks alot

Niko
 

Answer:Raid 1 software for XP

just wondering if there is a software option to run a real time, full system backup to a slave and/or external driveClick to expand...

I use Acronis for that

http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/

.
 

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Question: Raid 0 software

I have read that because Raid 0 is not really raid it does not need a raid controller, and it can be set up with simple software. It seems logical but is it just in theory?I see mobo's can now come with built-in raid controllers, and with little if any extra cost.I need raid 0 to edit/transfer my DV tapes to DVD without loss. I've used scsi up to now, 4.5 GB, 50 line. It went to 68, is now higher. The latest quality DV edit sw kits continue to recommend scsi, and it still costs a fortune compared with IDE. Raid 0, which doubles the HD speed, appears attractive.If I buy two IDE 80GB HD's, is it possible to set up a raid 0 partition, say E, 100GB made up of 50+50 from each HD, and also to make up independent partitions C and D from the remnants? Raid 0 has to have a single split partition, and it's greedy, but what a handicap if the whole setup has to be under this,- just for the occasional DV edit!

Answer:Raid 0 software

You can partition the 2 drives as if it was just one as you normally would.

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Question: Software RAID?

I'm looking to install RAID 0 on my computer and have a two questions... My motherboard doesn't have a built in RAID controller, so I am looking at software RAID. Are there programs that set this up for you? If so, any idea where I can find them? How do I go about installing them? I'm using Vista with two 500gb drives and haven't been able to find anything.

Thanks,

Josh
 

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Question: Software Raid 1

I am planning to setup a software Raid 1 with windows 7. I have two 500gb drives. Lets say that a virus takes over my computer or my mobo goes on the fritz. Would it be possible to take one of my software raided drives and plug it into a win7 machine and read it like any other hard drive?
 

Answer:Software Raid 1

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Question: Software RAID

I have used hardware RAID before, as a controller card, 2 drives, RAID 1.

I looked around the net, but it only comes up as Linux. It seems like that is not possible in windows, but that was in XP.

I will be running Windows 7, Ultimate x32.

I will have (had to RMA a WD hard drive) a 160GB HDD. Can you have 2 partitions of ~80Gb that are mirrored. Or possibly 2 drives that run 2 partitions each, one is mirrored for backup.

Answer:Software RAID

Software RAID is available in Win7 Pro and above I believe.

As for having multiple partitions, there shouldn't be a problem. I have multiple partitions on my RAID 5 setups.

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I want to install Windows 7 on a software raid 0.
There are not options on the install to do this I don't think.
Can it be done?

Answer:Software Raid 0 on C:

  
Quote: Originally Posted by billybowden


I want to install Windows 7 on a software raid 0.
There are not options on the install to do this I don't think.
Can it be done?


Software RAID? can you explain?

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Question: software raid

Anyone know any software which can implement raid without raid controller.

Answer:software raid

I thought RAID had two functions:1. To preserve data in case one drive fails2. To speed up data access by sharing the load between two drives.

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Question: Software RAID

i am wondering if software RAID is provided only with OS. eg. i use Windows 7 - i must use Win 7 to create RAID? or is there like a 3rd party tool? i heard Windows 7 does not support RAID5? is there a way to get RAID5 in Windows 7, or must i settle with RAID1

Answer:Software RAID

To get RAID 5 you would need a third party solution. The Windows 7 software RAID simply cannot setup and control RAID 5...but Windows 7 can use it when it's provided via some other method...such as;
motherboard with RAID 5 capability
add-on controller card for drives with RAID 5 (best performance)

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Question: Software Raid 1

I followed this document How to establish and boot to GPT mirrors on 64-bit Windows to setup a software raid 1 (my motherboard doesn't support raid). I ran into a problem with "Use Bootcfg.exe to add new EFI partition boot entries to NVRAM" bootcfg doesn't work for me (I'm running windows 7)

I tried using bcdedit but can't figure it out. I also tired to use easybcd but can't see how to change the settings. I want to make the clone drive boot if the main drive fails.

I have spent the last 5 hours trying to figure this out and I need some help.

Answer:Software Raid 1

The only way your going to be able to run a successful RAID setup is either a motherboard that does support it or a RAID card.

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Hi all.

I have a Toshiba portage M400 that I got hold of and I was trying to install normal windows XP. This laptop is a pain to install windows XP as it needs a special AHCI/Raid driver or the hard drives will not be detected by this laptop at all.

I downloaded every single driver for this, from Toshiba and not one of them worked, when loaded with F6 on a floppy. Why Toshiba proved drivers that don't work I don't know. Toshiba seriously need to sort out there drivers and the website, as it's a mess.

I searched high and low, even on here but no solutions. plenty of threads complaining about the same problem though. This was until I found one very old post from 2009 on another forum, that lead me in the right direction.

So am posting here and hope it will help others and be easier to find. The drives for Windows 7 work fine, it?s just XP that is the issue, due to the way Toshiba made this laptop. You can forget the AHCI drivers from Toshiba m400 drivers page, they don't, wont work. I tried all of them, including the old versions.

You need to go to Intel?s website and download the Intel storage Matrix 5.5 Driver. Here https://downloadcenter.intel.com/dow...torage-Manager.

Now download the f6flpy32.zip file and then unzip the file. You will need a USB floppy drive that is compatible with XP F6. Not all USB floppy drives work.

Click on the unzipped Exe file and it will ask you to put in a floppy disk. It will give a warning and then just except and allow it to copy f... Read more

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Hi Everyone,

I have a DKT-702 Computer (OEM brand, from Harris Technology in Australia). I have identified that it uses a Foxconn H67M-V motherboard, which utilizes the Intel H67 chipset. I would now like to add a RAID1+0 array (utilizing 4 x 1 Terabyte Drives) to my computer, however I need to keep my primary hard drive (a Samsung EVO 840 - 250 Gig SSD).

The motherboard manual clearly indicates that the motherboard does support the RAID type that I intend on implementing. I have a little bit of experience with RAID on personal computers, so I plan to go about the task as follows -

1). Disconnect the primary (SSD) drive
2). Connect the 4 x 1T Disks
3). Enter the BIOS and set the "IDE Mode" to RAID
4). Enter the RAID Utility & setup the RAID volume
5). Partition the new RAID volume as I see fit (it will only be for data, no OS).
6). Plug the primary (SSD) drive back in
7). Start the computer up
8). Install the Intel Matrix RAID drivers into Windows (7)
9). Reboot

Given the following intended procedure is there anything that I should be particularly careful about? Alternatively if anybody can suggest a better procedure I am very open to adapting my plan. My primary goal is to keep my primary drive safe from data loss, and to implement a new RAID1+0 array purely for the storage of data.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

Answer:Installing a RAID volume post OS installation (whilst keeping the OS o

Hi, I don't see why you're going to disconnect the primary SSD drive and then plug it back...

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I bought a 120 GB Corsair Force 3 SSD to use as my system drive. My current Windows installation is working just fine and I heard there's a way to transfer your current Windows installation to a new drive in a few minutes rather than spending hours and hours re installing each program one by one.

How do I transfer my installation to the new drive to avoid having to re install every program?

Can this be done for free or does it require the purchase of special software?

Thanks

Answer:[SOLVED] How to transfer Windows installation to new drive?

You can clone your whole Hard Drive over to the SSD with Acronis Drive Image. It's not free but works with cloning from a larger drive to a smaller SSD drive which free cloning software doesn't do

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I'm at my wits end, i have no idea what to do

Answer:Installation failing i keep getting feature transfer error

If this is a program; I would first download, install, and run the free edition of revo uninstaller; which should completely uninstall ALL of the program you are trying to install; including registry entries, etc. and then reboot; which will clear the system resources, etc. then try and install it again. Below is the link to revo uninstaller:

Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

Now; if you do all of that and it still does not work for ya; post back and we can go from there.

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Hi,

First post coming up....

I have created a profile snapshot, using Windows Easy Transfer (WET) on a 32bit XP machine and have placed the resulting file on a network drive.
I then went to my new 64bit W7 pc and downloaded what I believed to be the correct WET version - wet7xp_x64. However, when I ran the executable I received a message "The version of Windows you have installed does not match the update you are trying to install."
I'm running W7 Pro SP1 and have Sophos installed. However Sophos didn't have a problem on the XP machine so don't think it's that.

Any thoughts anyone?

Answer:Windows 7 Easy Transfer installation problem

Hi Andy, welcome to the Seven Forums.

You don't need to install WET on Windows Seven, it's built-in. Just type Easy Transfer on Start Menu > Search field to find it.
Kari

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