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Windows 7: wtf raid

27 Oct 2009   #1
pepsidude185

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
wtf raid

First, I looked through the forum history and couldn't find my solution. If this has all ready been covered I apologize.

I'm trying to set up raid 0 on a fresh install. When I go to install the drivers on setup I get the following error:

"To continue installation, use the Load Driver option to install 32-bit and signed 64-bit drivers. Installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and might result in an unusable windows installation"

I am using the ICH10R chipset, I have enabled RAID in the bios, and then created the raid 0 array in the RAID bios.

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, and I have used the 64 bit raid drivers from the install CD, from my mobo's website, and from the intel website (assuming I should be using Intel Matrix Storage Manager).

The array is detected by windows; however, It won't let me install it without the third party drivers.

When I download the drivers, I unzip the files and burn them to a cd

I've never set up a raid before, are these the right drivers? what am I doing wrong?


if screen shots would help ask and ill take some


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27 Oct 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pepsidude185 View Post
First, I looked through the forum history and couldn't find my solution. If this has all ready been covered I apologize.

I'm trying to set up raid 0 on a fresh install. When I go to install the drivers on setup I get the following error:

"To continue installation, use the Load Driver option to install 32-bit and signed 64-bit drivers. Installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and might result in an unusable windows installation"

I am using the ICH10R chipset, I have enabled RAID in the bios, and then created the raid 0 array in the RAID bios.

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, and I have used the 64 bit raid drivers from the install CD, from my mobo's website, and from the intel website (assuming I should be using Intel Matrix Storage Manager).

The array is detected by windows; however, It won't let me install it without the third party drivers.

When I download the drivers, I unzip the files and burn them to a cd

I've never set up a raid before, are these the right drivers? what am I doing wrong?


if screen shots would help ask and ill take some
they are probably the right drivers. they are not "digitally signed" and win 7 doesnt't want to install them. there is a tutorial on how to force install unsigned drivers. I am looking for it, but just in case you might want to search for unsigned driver, force driver install, etc


Ken
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27 Oct 2009   #3
pepsidude185

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Yeah, the only options I found were ways to force the install of unsigned drivers after windows was all ready installed (pressing f8), does anybody know of another method?
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27 Oct 2009   #4
pepsidude185

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

bump
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27 Oct 2009   #5
Sparatan117

Windows 7 x64 build
 
 

whats your mobo
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28 Oct 2009   #6
pepsidude185

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I figured out the problem.

I was assuming since windows wouldn't install on my RAID array that I needed to install the raid drivers. This assumption was wrong.

I kept getting the error "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition" when trying to install on it.

Solution: You HAVE to set your RAID array as the FIRST boot device. Not your CD-Rom. Hair pulling problem, simple solution.
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29 Oct 2009   #7
Sparatan117

Windows 7 x64 build
 
 

Well glad you figured it out, even though in logical sense that shouldn't have been your problem haha...but never the less enjoy your Win 7 experience

oh and if you get the chance put your motherboard/computer model down here so that other people looking around the web for a solution will know what to do.

Thanks
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29 Oct 2009   #8
pepsidude185

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

JetWay JBI-600-LF LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel
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