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Windows 7: Problem installing to RAID0

02 May 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by justSteve View Post
After seeing the exact same behavior on a vista install attempt I plugged each drive into an external SATA enclosure - one drive offered itself for formatting...the other didn't even register with windows enuff to get a drive letter.

Thankfully these are WD Raptors and well within WD's warrenty period.

thnx much for the assistance.
Yes thanks for this.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by justSteve View Post
Thx much for the welcome and the suggestion. Removed one of the 2 sticks gained a line at the bottom of the 'partitions' window telling me that window could not be installed to this drive because it is a non-bootable drive. Have poked around CMOS without finding anything this point i have only the RAID array plugged in and they _should be bootable.

Any thoughts? From my perspective it seems like the partition on the RAID array can't be formatted and I'm looking to ways to format it manually before attempting the install.
This is confusing me. I have had these exact same problems b4 myself, I was trying to install 7 with 8gig of RAM. The drive came up as not bootable and I could make no changes (format etc.) The solution that worked for me was to remove all but one 2gig stick and then it installed. Yet you got this problem by removing RAM

Please let me know how you get on when you try again


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