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Windows 7: setup sata raid 0 on win 7

15 Sep 2011   #1
ignoramus

windows 7 home
 
 
setup sata raid 0 on win 7

I have a Biostar mainboard with Sata Raid 0 enabled. I am trying to install win 7 sp1 but the install process asks for a driver. I thought the drivers are on the win 7 disk itself ? I do not have a floppy disc. What am I doing wrong ?


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15 Sep 2011   #2
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Look for the drivers from the motherboard manufacturer and put them on a USB drive. Do the F6 trick when prompted and point the Win7 setup program to the USB drive.
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15 Sep 2011   #3
ignoramus

windows 7 home
 
 

does not work. It reads the usb and even sees the folder but does not find the driver ? what am I doing wrong here ?
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15 Sep 2011   #4
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Lots of times the drivers are nested within subfolders and Windows Setup doesn't burrow deep enough to find them. Make sure you've got the right version (including either 64-Bit or 32-Bit, depending on what you're trying to install), then look for a file named oem.txt. Copy all of the files from that subfolder (including the oem.txt file) to the root of the USB drive and see if that works. You might also make sure you've got the files designed to load off a floppy and not a Windows-based "setup" kind of installation program.
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16 Sep 2011   #5
ignoramus

windows 7 home
 
 

Are we looking "also" for these :

ahcix64s.cat
ahcix64s.inf
ahcix64s.sys
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16 Sep 2011   #6
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Possibly. Does it get started and then complain that it can't find all the files it needs?

What model is your Biostar motherboard? Are you installing the 32-Bit or 64-Bit version of Win7?
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16 Sep 2011   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You could probably do yourself a favor, and save yourself time and grief, by just ditching RAID and using the drives normally. You have nothing to lose by doing so.
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16 Sep 2011   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
You could probably do yourself a favor, and save yourself time and grief, by just ditching RAID and using the drives normally. You have nothing to lose by doing so.
Absolutely agree. Use the other disk for images. And if you like performance, spend $100 for a 60GB SSD for your OS. That will beat any Raid many times.
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16 Sep 2011   #9
ignoramus

windows 7 home
 
 

Somebody wants it to be done. I hate raid - its pointless. I will update with screenshots.
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17 Sep 2011   #10
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

RAID is definitely not pointless. Perhaps RAID seems like overkill or a waste for a home user, in a business environment RAID is a must to help guard against hard drive failures and data loss. Obviously I'm not talking about RAID 0, since there is no parity drive and no redundancy.
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