Morning all, and I hope you can help with a problem that has been driving me nuts.
In short, I have replaced a failed HDD with 2 shiny new 3TB drives that I'd like as a mirrored pair. I'd like to avoid h/w level mirroring so knowing Windows 7 can handle it via s/w is good. I soon found I needed Windows Professional handle the disk size. Soon after that I found I needed a new motherboard that supported UEFI and bought an ASUS M5A97 (LE R2.0)
I seem to be spending far too much time in setting this up as a small BIOS change (for example AHCI vs IDE, or UEFI drivers
first) either allows / prevents Windows setup from seeing my USB stick, or seeing it but not accepting the drivers I've copied on to it, not recognising the full disk size, gives mesages where Windows cannot be installed on the partition . .
What I'm after is something really basic. Something like
- Check BIOS is set for XYZ
- Use driver def from here (Asus site is dreadful and suggests drivers are installed post installation ???)
I don't need each and every step, just the experience of someone to say how the BIOS should be configured would be a good start.
Many thanks on advance.