|15 Sep 2009||#1|
Big trouble installing W7 on RAID0
As i mentioned in the title of this thread, i have some problems installing W7 on a raid0 setup.
I got 2 brand new Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB disks, on which i am trying to install windows 7. So i did it all by the book, go into bios, set SATA drives as RAID, press ctrl + i during post, setup a RAID0 array and off i went to the install screen.
I followed the steps the way i should, wait ages for the region and language screen, press ok, wait ages for the x64 or x86 screen, select the one i want (x64) and install everything. Everything went fine untill i shut down my computer to connect my other hard disks.
While power was off i connected my Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB, and my external Western Digital Elements 640GB HD. So i booted my computer and i got the message: "NO DRIVES FOUND, INSERT PROPER BOOT DEVICE" or something like that, i guess u'll know what i mean.
So i was like, WTF my boot order changed. So i went back to the bios, to the boot order screen, and my entire RAID array disappeared from the boot list. No problem i thought. I rebooted, re-created my RAID array, went back into the windows 7 install, again wait ages for just selecting my region and x64 or x86 screen and stuff like that. Then i came to the part where i had to select my disks. So i chose my RAID array. When i selected my raid array and pressed install it said the following thing: "Could not find or create any partitions. Check your log for more information.
This was the part where stuff starts flying around the room and i start to swear with words that are yet to be invented.
Ive been stuck on this damn part for over 5 hours now. So i REALLY hope any of u might know the answer to solve this ****.
PS. Quick responses are rewarded with virtual kisses.
EDIT: System specs:
Mushkin 4GB RAM
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|15 Sep 2009||#6|
OK. Disable any onboard component you don't use. COM1, Assign IRQ to VGA, onboard 1394 et cetera.
Before I disabled these (I eventually re-enabled most), I would sometimes lose drives. The HDD count in POST would take a long time - seeing them in the POST but losing them in the BIOS HDD page- odd, I know.
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|15 Sep 2009||#9|
went back into the windows 7 install, again wait ages for just selecting my region and x64 or x86 screen and stuff like that. Then i came to the part where i had to select my disks. So i chose my RAID array. When i selected my raid array and pressed install it said the following thing: "Could not find or create any partitions. Check your log for more information.
I re-read. That windows error could mean that the Windows DVD does not have a driver for your RAID. Get your Asus CD handy. Find the chipset drivers. When you get to the screen that selects target drive, load the drivers.
I did not have this issue on my P5B with RAID0 on the Intel Matrix controller.
Where did you get your Windows 7 and what version is it?
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