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Windows 7: RAID 1 Gigabyte SATA Cannot find the array during Windows 7 install


10 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro 32-Bit
 
 
RAID 1 Gigabyte SATA Cannot find the array during Windows 7 install

Hello,

I have just bought two brand new WD 500 GB RE4 HDD's and connected them coorectly for RAID 1.
I have changed the BIOS and Pressed Ctrl+F to create the RAID and this has been successful.
When installing Windows you obviously get to the aprt where you need to load the floppy drivers to locate the drives...

I have downloaded ever driver from the Gigabyte support drive and loaded them onto a USB, not one driver can be seen when the USB is "Browsed" too...

How important is it that the drivers are on a floppy, as I do not have a floppy drive or access to a floppy and drives.

Also what driver should be downloading as I tried the 3.2.1540.17 one and that was not seen, so I just downloaded them all in an attempt for success.

Any one with any advice its greatly welcomes thank you in advance

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10 Sep 2012   #2

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Hi and welcome,

We need a bit more information about your hardware, especially the motherboard - there are many models of Gigabyte motherboard. Please follow the instructions in this tutorial to populate your profile with the relevant information, and I'll see what I can find for you:

System Info - See Your System Specs

Regards,
Golden
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10 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro 32-Bit
 
 

Heya Golden sorry about that, just setting up my profile now as it goes, but I copied the post from another forum but changed the title, apologies;

The motherboard is a Gigabyte MA790FXDQ6, I hope this helps and Thank you
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10 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro 32-Bit
 
 

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM2+ - GA-MA790FX-DQ6 (rev. 1.0) <-- This is the Gigabyte support site for my motherboard, hope this helps
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10 Sep 2012   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Yep, I was just looking at that - and it seems you have the correct driver.

Is this a brand new installation of Windows 7, or are you reinstalling?
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10 Sep 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Yep, I was just looking at that - and it seems you have the correct driver.

Is this a brand new installation of Windows 7, or are you reinstalling?

A brand new legit installation
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10 Sep 2012   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Ok,

In your manual pg.91 it specifically refers to a Floppy Disk for the driver (its quite an oldish motherboard), so unless someone can work out how to do that from a USB, then I'm not sure how else to do it......

Something to check : in your BIOS, is the "USB Legacy" setting or similar turned ON?
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10 Sep 2012   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Not necessarily. There are 2 distinct SATA storage interfaces on that motherboard, one provided by the South Bridge (which is the driver you've tried), and the other by a Gigabyte SATA2 chip. Try the GIGABYTE SATA2 RAID Driver.
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10 Sep 2012   #9

Windows 7 Pro 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Ok,

In your manual pg.91 it specifically refers to a Floppy Disk for the driver (its quite an oldish motherboard), so unless someone can work out how to do that from a USB, then I'm not sure how else to do it......

Something to check : in your BIOS, is the "USB Legacy" setting or similar turned ON?

ahh lame, if I aquired a USB external Floppy drive would that work do you reckon? and I shall just exit the set up and check that for you right now, thank you for your help btw
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10 Sep 2012   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Good pick up Dwarf - RKE, please try Dwarfs suggestion.
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