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Windows 7: Need to change boot to remove 2 hd and make it boot to partition 1

11 Dec 2011   #11
gregrocker

 

I do not see RAID on the current config. Where is it?

How many installed HD's and what is the size of each?

Look in BIOS setup to see what the SATA controller setting is. If it's AHCI or IDE you do not have RAID on Win7.


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11 Dec 2011   #12
r2l25b

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So far i am thinking it's going to take less time reinstalling, than it would be for me to find the "right" driver to get the repair disc to work like i need it to.
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11 Dec 2011   #13
r2l25b

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Read my specs. I had to buy a Rosewill RC-209ex raid card.
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11 Dec 2011   #14
gregrocker

 

I read your specs. Why won't you answer my questions?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I do not see RAID on the current config. Where is it?

How many installed HD's and what is the size of each?

Look in BIOS setup to see what the SATA controller setting is. If it's AHCI or IDE you do not have RAID on Win7.
You do not need a driver to get the repair disk to work correctly. What exactly happens when you try to boot it?

You said that you reinstalled to one HD without RAID. I gave you the steps to recover the System boot files into it without needing SysReserved partition. How is RAID involved here?
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11 Dec 2011   #15
r2l25b

7 32 bit
 
 

You do not need a driver to get the repair disk to work correctly. Wrong.
Without the driver windows 7 can't find my hd.
Raid was for the 2 80's.
the raptor is on the same raid controller.
I NEED A NON WINDOWS 7 DISC FIX.
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11 Dec 2011   #16
gregrocker

 

This is why I suggested you disable RAID and install to one HD using the onboard controller, which is what I thought you had done.

We have never had a reported case of the Repair CD not seeing the HD if it is burned correctly, and I've never heard of a driver needing to be provided for Repair CD. That's not to say it couldn't happen if you have a very obscure RAID card.

Why are you not willing to let go of RAID? It would be so much easier. We see nothing but problems here with Win7 and RAID.
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11 Dec 2011   #17
r2l25b

7 32 bit
 
 

That card allows for e-sata also.
Lazy. I was hoping to just unplug 2 hds, and have windows 7 work on my raptor.
Great looks like i have to try EACH driver. The gay thing is i have to restart the repair option AFTER every try of the drivers.
The Raid is gone, i just don't want to touch the inside of my case, b/c well i am lazy and don't want the risk of more BULL happening to this dinosaur.
Thanks for your "advice" so far, but it looks like i have to reinstall again.
If i knew how to make a ss during the repair phase i would take some and post them but, i don't.
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11 Dec 2011   #18
gregrocker

 

Thank you for honestly acknowledging laziness as we often suspect it but can't really be sure.

I'm not sure you'll have to reinstall if you enter BIOS setup at boot to disable the RAID card and re-enable or default to onboard controller. Only if the single HD was installed in IDE mode and onboard is set to AHCI will it require working around. Maybe you can set the card to SATA mode rather than RAID.

I also think you can load multiple drivers so try that. But I've never heard of drivers needing loading to run a Repair disk so your card may be the problem.

You can use the Snipping Tool in the Start Menu to easily make screenshots, attach using paper clip in Reply box.
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11 Dec 2011   #19
r2l25b

7 32 bit
 
 

Your thinking i have a sick mobo with all these CRAZY insane options. Nope. my mobo BIOS is simple. I know a shit load about these things. This was a last resort.
I wish the repair disc would load drivers like when i do the install, but it doesn't.
Time to waste another 2-3 hours for reinstalling. Just b/c microsoft MADE us use that system revere BULL!!
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11 Dec 2011   #20
gregrocker

 

Did you even read my post?

I made no comment on your mobo, in fact suggested to default to it's onboard SATA.

There is never a reason to load drivers to the Win7 installer or Repair CD as all modern SATA drivers and most RAID are in it. If it prompts for drivers it is because of another reason, most commonly bad ISO or burn.

Have you even tried disabling your dodgy RAID card to default to onboard SATA or IDE controller in BIOS Setup?
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