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Windows 7: Cant see hard drive connected through Promise SATA378

16 Sep 2009   #1
tempesta

Windows 7 32 Bit
 
 
Cant see hard drive connected through Promise SATA378

Hello,
Just installed Windows 7 and my spare hard drive connected through onboard promise controller wont show up. It is there in bios and works if I boot into windows XP.

I have ASUS A8V Deluxe Motherboard. (Socket 939)

Not really sure what to try with Windows 7; any suggestions?


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16 Sep 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tempesta View Post
Hello,
Just installed Windows 7 and my spare hard drive connected through onboard promise controller wont show up. It is there in bios and works if I boot into windows XP.

I have ASUS A8V Deluxe Motherboard. (Socket 939)

Not really sure what to try with Windows 7; any suggestions?
Is the onboard promise controller a raid controller? Have you installed the driver for it?

Ken
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16 Sep 2009   #3
tempesta

Windows 7 32 Bit
 
 

Yes it is, where do I get a RAID driver for an ASUS A8V Deluxe Motherboard for Windows 7?????

(ASUS website doesnt have them)
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16 Sep 2009   #4
TGSoldier

 
 

You can use the Vista driver
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16 Sep 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tempesta View Post
Yes it is, where do I get a RAID driver for an ASUS A8V Deluxe Motherboard for Windows 7?????

(ASUS website doesnt have them)
Tempesta

Here is where we could help you more if you fill in your system specs (lower left corner) because I dont know if you are 32 bit or 64m and ram, etc. if you need help finding them let us know.

The raid driver if you are 64 bit can be found @asus here http://support.asus.com/download/dow...l=A8V%20Deluxe

BTW raid drivers in 64bit can be problematic

Hope this helps

Ken
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16 Sep 2009   #6
DJG

 

They should really post a sticky "If you don't see a Windows 7 driver, try the Vista driver" .
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16 Sep 2009   #7
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJG View Post
They should really post a sticky "If you don't see a Windows 7 driver, try the Vista driver" .
+1 on that.
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16 Sep 2009   #8
tempesta

Windows 7 32 Bit
 
 

Quote:
Here is where we could help you more if you fill in your system specs (lower left corner) because I dont know if you are 32 bit or 64m and ram, etc. if you need help finding them let us know.
Ok have updated my specs sorry about that.

Quote:
The raid driver if you are 64 bit can be found @asus here http://support.asus.com/download/dow...l=A8V%20Deluxe

BTW raid drivers in 64bit can be problematic

Hope this helps

Ken
The driver I need is as below but the latest it has is for XP so I cant even try a Vista drive.

WinXP
Version 1.00.1.37 2003/09/18 update Description Promise FastTrak 378 RAID Driver V1.00.1.37 for Windows 98SE/NT4/ME/2000/XP/2003
-nt4 -Windows NT4 miniport driver 1.00.1.37.
-win2000 -Windows 2000 miniport driver 1.00.1.37 WHQL.
-98-me -Windows 98-ME miniport driver 1.00.1.37.
-winxp -Windows XP miniport driver 1.00.1.37 WHQL.
-win2003 -Windows 2003 miniport driver 1.00.1.37 WHQL.
-MakeDisk -Make Promise RAID driver floppy for Windows NT4/2000/XP/2003.


Also,
There is a bit of talk that the Windows 2003 driver works in Vista for this problem. I tried this but it doesnt work for Windows 7

PLEASE! Really need some help with this one.
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26 Sep 2009   #9
Tomas

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Assuming you are not using the drives on it in RAID, you need the normal ATA drivers for it and the only way it will install it is if you choose everything manually when updating the driver for it - as Windows 7 has the same issue Windows XP & Vista had with it - doesn't work with their internal drivers which Windows tries to superseed instead of the real driver. Then when you get the choice to choose Vendor from the list, choose "Have Disk" and then choose the driver from the location you have it and you thereby force it through.

Also there's the compatibility issue you can try - See this thread for it ->Here<-
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