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Windows 7: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 Raid driver.


30 Nov 2009   #1

vista ultimate x32
 
 
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 Raid driver.

Hi,

I have been trying to install Windows 7 x64 Ultimate on a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 (rev 2.0)
and everytime i do the install fails and the install is then rolled back.

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

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

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

Cheers

Jamie

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30 Nov 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86
 
 

If the driver is not signed, you'll have to find a way to permanently disable driver enforcement checking or use f8 to do so as your computer boots, each time.
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01 Dec 2009   #3

vista ultimate x32
 
 

But how can I do that at the install stage?

As it stands right now I cannot install the OS. I have tried various raid drivers and have had no luck with any. I could install to another drive (without Raid) with no problems but then I will lose the benefit of Raid and would like to dual boot on my raid with my current OS which is Vista.

Cheers

Jamie
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01 Dec 2009   #4

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

If you want to dual boot you will need to disable raid - personally I think this would be your best bet - if you do what I outlined below all data on your discs will be lost, also so you can't partition a raid array to my knowledge to dual boot. To avoid that driver you could set the bios to AHCI :
Turn on your computer and press <Delete> to enter BIOS Setup during the POST. In BIOS Setup, go to Integrated Peripherals, ensure that Onboard SATA/IDE Device is enabled. Then set Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode to RAID/IDE (P 81). If you do not want to create RAID, set this item to IDE or AHCI, depending on your need.

To make sure you don't have any problems you could delete the raid drive in the gigabyte rom firstly -actually this maybe the problem as you might need to do this when installing a new OS -all data would be lost then change the bios setting to AHCI - im not sure this necessary as it might do it automatically.

To switch to the intel controller do this : p.76 (also if you switch to intel controller you need to install the intel matrix storage manager once the OS is installed outline below).
Turn on your computer and press <Delete> to enter BIOS Setup during the POST (Power-On Self-Test). To create RAID, set SATA RAID/AHCI Mode under the Integrated Peripherals menu to RAID (Disabled by default). If you do not want to create RAID, set this item to Disabled or AHCI.



Do all this at your own risk - I have only once used raid years ago, and nilly snuffed mine in the raid utility, but addmittedly I removed a hard drive from the PC, and then tried to get the raid going again.

All you need to know is in your motherboards manual to do the below - download at bottom of post.
I'm assuming your not trying to upgrade a 32bit OS to a 64 bit OS - you can't - you can only do a clean install.
Ok Ill briefly explain - we need to disable the current GIGABYTE SATA2 Raid controller( it might be a good idea return the drives to non raid or delete the raid drive probably better in gigabyte rom firstly-Ctrl+G -starting P81 of your manual), and enable the intel raid controller(as above except select raid not AHCI). Since your changing controllers you will have to go into the intel matrix storage manager rom and setup raid0 - the key is to press Ctrl+l during post –instructions for this can be found in your motherboards manual starting P75.

Next reboot and install Windows 7 and Windows 7 will install the Intel Raid Driver . Ok when install is finished do this, or do this before you start anything, and put the drivers on a cd or floppy disc that way you wont be vulnerable to a virus when your downloading them or set up a compatible antivirus program firstly.
You will find THE MATRIX driver at the intel site - http://downloadcenter.intel.com/default.aspx
Select chipsets - chipset software - intel(R) matrix storage manager - Select Operating System - select Windows 7 (64bit OR 32 bit) - select drivers - select intel(R) matrix storage manager 8.9.0.1023 - download and install.
(make sure you don't download the floppy configuration utility by mistake) - it will show up if you select utilities.
Also download the latest chipset driver utility it can be found here or you can reset the above and locate them - or download from Guru3D.com - download from Guru3D.com
Firstly install the chipset drivers and reboot next install the intel matrix storage manager and reboot and your done- how to use the intel matrix storage manager can be found on the intel site or in the console :
Intel® Matrix Storage Manager - Intel® Matrix Storage Manager support

I also assume you know how to get it to boot from the Windows 7 DVD ROM to start install - 2 ways
1 the easy way is to hold down the F8 KEY (MY BOARD) when the boot starts until the boot menu comes up and then you select boot to cd/dvd rom.
2 firstly change the boot order in the bios to boot from dvd rom - when it finishes loading the setup files it reboots you have 15 sec to remove the Windows 7 DVD or if left it will go into a continual loop reinstalling the setup from the dvd.

Motherboard manual - support & downloads - motherboard - manual - by socket - 775 - its in the list:
http://www.gigabyte.com.au/Support/M...l&FileID=18099

*Im not sure if your sata drives all connect at the one place on the motherboard or separately to the each controller that would also be in the manual.
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02 Dec 2009   #5

vista ultimate x32
 
 

Hi,

Thanks for the reply but that's not what i'm looking for.

The problem I have is that i cannot seem to load the raid drivers. I want to use raid. My current os is vista and uses raid quite happily. I have in the past had dual boot, in separate partitions, with xp, linux and windows server, all without problems with the raid drivers. I just simply cannot install windows 7 on this raid array and that's what i want to do. I have no interest in installing on a single non-raid disk or installing to the intel raid, i just want to be able to install windows 7 to my current Gigabyte raid array and dual boot with my current vista install.

Cheers

Jamie
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03 Dec 2009   #6

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Here Is something that might be related -
Win 7 won't install with 4GB of system memory.

Sorry I havent any prior experience - it is an interesting concept though.
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03 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

I Got the same thing when trying to install Vista this is what Gigabyte sent me and it worked, I also used it to install 7 the same way.

When you are installing Vista x64 from media (DVD) that contains both x86 and x64 versions you may get a misleading error message saying third party drivers are unsigned. It is not incorrect.

If you are using combined 32/64 bit media for an install, the 32 bit version of the Windows Preinstallation Environment (WPE) is always the one that starts up initially. When you try to load the third party drivers ("Load Drivers" option) and select the 64 bit drivers, the WPE doesn't see any 32 bit drivers and pops up the message about the drivers do not apply to your system or are unsigned.

To further confuse things WPE may see the 32 bit drivers if they are in the same directory you specify as having the ones for x64. It will silently load these drivers and display the target device. You can use the partition and format tools so you think everything is OK. However, when you select a partition and select next you get the drivers do not apply or are unsigned message because the 32 bit WPE hands off the install to the 64 bit WPE at that point.

Solutions:

1) The easiest solution is to use install media that is only for Vista x64 (ISO images available for MSDN/TechNet subscribers). The 64 bit WPE is always used.

2)Follow the instructions in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article
How to install third-party mass storage drivers for the 64-bit editions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

3) If you have USB stick, try to use USB stick to load driver.

4) We are wondering if you use purple GSATA ports or purple ports ? Use yellow SATA port controlled by ICH chip instead of GSATA.

5) Are you using multi boot? since you are trying to install Vista 64, but also mentions Vista 32 in first mail.

Here is the link for the drivers your motherboard has a jmb36x: ftp://driver.jmicron.com.tw/
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08 Dec 2009   #8

vista ultimate x32
 
 

Hi Crispy,

Thanks for that post but unfortunately I still have the same problem. I just can't seem to install with unsigned drivers. I've used the jmicron ones, i've tried the gigabyte ones. I've tried installing the 32 bit drivers first and then the 64 bit ones...aarrrggghh.
I'm installing the drivers from USB. I'm using the purple GSATA ports. I'm trying to dual boot with Vista 32 which is already installed on the GSATA raid array and works fine. I can't install on the intel raid as i would have to wipe this array to use these drives and i need to keep the Vista install intact. I know the install media is OK as i can successfully install Win & 32 on an old machine. I just can't get my head around why I can't install Win 7 64, there just deosn't seem to be a way around this driver issue.

Cheers

Jamie
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11 Dec 2009   #9

vista ultimate x32
 
 

OK, so i have now managed to install Win 7. The problem still remains though as i can only install the 32 bit version on the Gsata raid using the Jmicron drivers. The 64 bit Jmicron drivers will not work. Has anyone any idea's, know of any signed 64 bit drivers that will work for this chipset?

Cheers

Jamie
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03 Feb 2010   #10

vista ultimate x32
 
 

Anyone?
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