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I'm changing my motherboard, will this effect my HD in raid mode?

Q: I'm changing my motherboard, will this effect my HD in raid mode?

If I were to switch my motherboard to a higher model, will my harddrives retain their memory in raid mode? Thanks

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A: I'm changing my motherboard, will this effect my HD in raid mode?

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i havent used this one pc for a while for i didnt have a monitor for it. i just got an old one from a friend, but it cant display the resolution that my last monitor could. i try to change the resolution is safe mode, but it still goes our of range during normal boot?
any ideas of how i can change the resolution for normal boot?

A:changing screen resolution in safe mode doesnt effect normal boot

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My motherboard GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R appears defective and I'm looking to change to another board (perhaps an Asus brand).

Question is - I have a RAID 1 array. If I switch to a different board, can I still keep my RAID 1 intact or will this reformat my drives and wipe everything clean? I really want to keep everything intact.

A:Solved: Changing motherboard - Can I still keep RAID 1 intact?

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So at first, I was trying to resolve an issue with my BD-ROM drive described here: XPS 8700 - BD-ROM (HL-DT-ST DVDRW/BDROM CH20N) Not Recognized Windows 10 - Disk Drives (HDD, CD/DVD, Blu-ray) Forum - Disk Drives - Dell Community
However, when attempting to try different things, I am now in a position where I can no longer boot to Windows 10. More specifically, when I turn on my computer, I get an error saying no bootable drives found and it just lists my SATA 1, 2, 3, etc. drives with an option to restart or go to BIOS setup. In other words, I don't even see Windows anymore existing.

My basic computer specs:
Dell XPS 8700 SE
Intel Core i7-4700
Windows 10 with 1511 update
2TB hdd with 32GB mSATA SSD cache drive

I need help to get Windows working again, and hopefully, get back my data. Here's what I did to cause the problems:

1) I went to Dell UEFI BIOS setup, and changed the SATA mode from "RAID" to "AHCI". Saved and exited BIOS.
2) After rebooting, Windows failed to load, had a consistent blue screen with the sad smiley face with error "IO1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED", automatic repair also failed.
3) I tried reverting back to "RAID" in SATA mode in BIOS, but it failed to change anything. Windows still wouldn't boot
4) I then entered into the special BIOS menu showing devices which listed my mSATA cache drive and hard drive and RAID settings. Since it showed that the cache drive was "Disabled", I thought I ... Read more

A:Can't boot to Windows 10 after changing SATA mode and RAID

IO1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED is caused by an improper setup or improper configuration after setup.

I'm no expert at the BIOS configurations, even not an advanced user, but I think you need to set in the raid array the hard drive you want to boot from. I guess that configuration went gone after you changed the SATA mode.

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Hello, I have the system Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit and the fading effect when changing wallpaper disappeared.
How to enable it again?
Thank you.

A:Effect of changing the wallpaper

Hello Ezequielvb, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Here are some items to check to see if they may be the cause.

Desktop Slideshow

Double check to make sure that you have the Turn off all unnecessary animations (when possible) box unchecked in the Ease of Access Center.

Double check to make sure that you have the Animate controls and elements inside windows option checked in the Visual Effects settings.

Are you using a Aero theme?

Hope this helps,

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Straight to buisness: When I change power plans, let's say from "Power saver" to "Balanced" the changes does not take affect immediately. Any ideas?


I have just started using the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc), and these are the following changes I have made, and nothing else:

"Hide the notification area"
"Turn off all balloon notifications"
After this the sympons to the aforementioned problem occurred.
So my initial thoughts are that when I created a shortcut to <Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options>, the changes won't take affect immediately. Before I used to just right-click the power icon in the notification area, but as mentioned, I have hidden the notification area, so I can no longer do this.
I have also tried the following guide to create power plan shortcuts:
Power Plan - Create Shortcut to Change Power Plan
That does not work either, so I'm stumped...only way to make the changes (for instance from "Power saver" to "Balanced") is to either reboot or log off-log on.

A:Problem when changing power plans; changes won't take effect immediate

There are some system changes that you can make which can take effect immediately, some which require the user to log off and back on again, and some require a reboot. If in doubt, a reboot is probably the best option.

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I am planning on upgrading our LinkSys WRT54G2 to a new router, probably the Netgear Nighthawk AC R7000. When I do so, I plan to also upgrade our present WiFi security from WPA to the Nighthawk's default, WPA2-PSK (AES). I plan, however, to keep the old router's same SSID and password. I'm hoping all the client devices will immediately be able to sign on the the network, but is that the case?
Thank you for your help!

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I am having one hell of a time getting my new camera's (Panasonic FZ1000) wifi to recognize my computer. During the setup I can get as far as entering the computer's name, username and PW, but keep getting rejected with "wrong username or pw." I definitely know that the PW I use is the correct login PW for my PC, however I'm thinking that the problem may lay with either the username or computer's name. Before I go mucking around changing names, I'd like to know if I do make changes will this effect my wifi hookups. The computer in question is my desktop (main computer), I have a portable PC and TV/Bluray player associated with the modem/bridge...obviously I don't know much about wifi hookups so I can't better explain the hookups. BTW, it appears that I have two different usernames. One is the name that appears in the upper right hand corner when seleting the start icon and the other comes from this:
2. In the Command Prompt, type “set username” and press Enter
3. Your computer login name will be displayed after the "username=" tag.
And if I have to use the latter one (just above), then it presents an entry problem within the camera. This name is two words and the camera's entry keyboard doesn't allow for spaces, so I'd have to change the name to a single word.

EDIT: Actually, I have the feeling that I have confused computer name with username. Hopefully, this will be straightened with an answering reply

A:Will changing username/computer name effect wifi functioning?

Right click Computer (Desktop or Start Menu) and select Properties. Computer name is listed there.
Also in cmd write: echo %username% (this will give username)

Changing the computer name might require to redo network shares and the like, an annoyance at most.
Changing the username now won't change the login name, only the displayed name will change. So you are at a loss there.

However, you can create a new user account with the appropriate naming scheme and give due permissions to do the job. And create a shortcut to the folder from your main account.

I don't know what kind of access is required by the camera, is it only for copying the content?

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I have piece of code in C# to change the system date and time format through registry. And the code is working fine in Win 8.1 and other OS version but not in Win 7 version. I try to do it manually into the registry by changing the below values but still
the format is not reflected in the Date and Time.
Also I noticed that when I change the format manually in the Short Time in the "Region And Language" it doesnot change in the Date and Time shown in task bar , but its working fine when I change it for Long Time format manually.
Is it because of any User level permissions required or anything settings to be enabled/disabled to change these values?.

RegistryKey rkey = Registry.CurrentUser.OpenSubKey(@"Control Panel\International", true);
rkey.SetValue("sShortDate", "dd/MM/yyyy");
rkey.SetValue("sShortTime", "HH:mm");
rkey.SetValue("sTimeFormat", "HH:mm");

PFB link for screenshots.

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In Outlook 2007 Calendar, the default reminder time is 15 minutes. That is, Outlook will remind you of each appointment 15 minutes in advance.

In Tools\Options..., I've tried to set the default reminder time to a shorter interval. But no matter what I set it to--10 minutes, 12 minutes, 5 minutes--Outlook keeps reminding me of each appointment 15 minutes in advance.

In Tools\Options..., there's a checkbox called "Default Reminder:" Whether I check it or leave it unchecked has no effect on the reminder time either--Outlook keeps reminding me of each appointment 15 minutes in advance.

Any ideas what could be happening here?

A:Outlook 2007: Changing Calendar default reminder time has no effect


No, but you should be able to repair outlook: How to Repair Microsoft Outlook 2007 | eHow.com

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I will soon be upgrading my motherboard and I am going to wipe my boot drive and install a new copy of windows on it, will this effect or wipe my other two drives? Or will they be fine


A:Motherboard Upgrade and Hard-drive effect

It shouldn't.....When you do upgrade your mobo.....just install the drive with your OS on it. then do the clean install on it. Once that is done and the OS is fully updated and you've installed all your mobo drivers and system is in working order. shut down and reattach your other drives. That should do it.

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what does this mean. i would like to turn off whatever it is that does this because it is not letting me get to the site i want.

here is the full text

Warning: SAFE MODE Restriction in effect. The script whose uid is 99 is not allowed to access /home/sites/home/includes/mysql_vars.inc owned by uid 111 in /home/sites/home/web/header.php on line 13

Fatal error: Failed opening required '/home/sites/home/includes/mysql_vars.inc' (include_path='') in /home/sites/home/web/header.php on line 13
any help would be great

A:Warning: SAFE MODE Restriction in effect.


Could you plz post about your system specs please. What OS? When does this error msg come up? When did this start?

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I Installed windows on a ssd drive running in ahci mode. I then switched the sata setting in the bios from ahci to raid in order to add 2 other hdds as a raid 0. Now the pc won't boot anymore getting no boot device error. I know about the registry fix to get an IDE sata drive to boot in ahci mode, is there a similar solution to change a dire from ahci to raid?
Note the mb only has 1 controller so I can't have the boot drive in ahci mode with the other 2 in raid mode.
Thanks in advance.

A:Can I switch my boot disk from ahci mode to raid mode?

Hello Danag, and welcome to Sevenforums. What kind of computer do you have, or did you custom build it? Go to it's manufacturer's website and install the Raid drivers.

EDIT: set it to RAID after the Raid drivers are installed, it will be fine. Let me know how it goes

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The 64bit value of 0xFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF is converted into decimal value of "18446744073709551615" with a call to printf("%llu").
This value given to the windows 7 calculator in programmer mode, is truncated of its last digit. Thus converting it into hexa gives 1999999999999999, which leads poor programmers we are to incromprehension. In earlier versions of the calculator (under XP)
the decimal value was not truncated, and the convertion into hexa ran well.
I guess all this shit has concerns with signed representations of values, 0xFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF converted into decimal giving -1 with the Win7 calculator. But I found no options that allow me to express my decimal representations as unsigned one.
Bye fellow coders.

A:Win7 calculator side effect of programmer mode

It seems that Windows 7 calculator cannot support the unsigned mode, I would report this issue to product team.
Thanks for feedback.
Alex ZhaoPlease remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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I have successfully installed Windows 8 Pro x64 on an ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe board on a SSD under UEFI/secure boot mode. Used the following settings:
Fastboot = enabled
CSM = enabled
Secureboot = Windows UEFI

Everything works fine. Qcode = AO, performance is excellent etc. System information shows:
Secure boot state = ON
SSD partitioned to GPT

I now want to create a RAID1 volume on which to store my data. I understand that ideally one has to set SATA mode to RAID before installing windows in order to make the creation of RAID volumes possible.

However, is it possible to convert my present AHCI system to a RAID system without re-installing windows? I heard that some registry settings will do the trick.

A possible alternative kind of RAID1?
I have been checking the user manual of this board and on page 3.39 there is a description of Drive Expert Mode. It can be set to Normal Mode, Super Speed or EZ Backup, where EZ Backup means: "Allows you to use the EZ Backup function that copies and maintains an identical image of data from the SATA6G_E1 drive to the SATA6G_E2 drive".

How different is this from the RAID function set up with Ctr-I? Is it better or worse in terms of fault tolerance and performance?

Many thanks for any advice.

A:Convert AHCI mode to RAID mode without re-installing

On that board, to get full Windows 8 Secure Boot, you have to Disable the CSM. I know it shows "On", but it will show that until you select Other OS in the Secure Boot section. If you have a Video card installed, such as a GTX XXX, it may not yet be Secure Boot capable and will cause the system to abort the boot and put you back in the bios, when the full Secure Boot is in place.

Have you looked into using Storage Spaces as opposed to RAID? There have been some comments about it is not as stable as RAID, but I have no personal info. Maybe some others will have some information.

If you want to change your system to RAID, it can be dangerous, so backup everything you can, and remember, if it doesn't work, set it back to AHCI.

This is not recommend for Windows 7, just in case anyone wanted to try.

When in Windows 8, open msconfig.exe and set the Safe Boot check box on the Boot tab.

Restart your system and use the Del key (for ASUS P8Z77) to get into the bios. Go to advanced settings and change the AHCI to RAID. When you select save, your system will reboot and this time, let it boot into Safe Mode.

While in Safe Mode the drivers will be changed. You can check Device Manager if you like and you will see an entry in Storage Controllers for the Intel Deskto/Workstation... . But you need to open msconfig.exe again and uncheck the Safe Boot box. Then close it and reboot back into normal Windows.

If at any time the system tries to do a repair operation,... Read more

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Thank you for being here to help!

My object is to go from raid0 to ahci.

I feel like I have read an entire library, and have reached point of overload. So...

My conclusions are the following:

change from raid to ahci in bios (I've looked. ahci, raid, ide are the 3 choices).ctrl-I to fix the raid screen to non-raid.change the local system reg key for msahci to zero (from current setting 4).
I have downloaded Fixit 50470, have not run it yet (as I don't know what it does).

All my good files/data are off the computer and on a stick. Ready to do a brand new install...if I can just figure out which one to do when and how many reboots to do and when to do them!

So can someone just tell me very simply...."a" do this, "b" then do that...because I have already ruined one holiday weekend, a vacation weekend and several weeks of all my off-time trying to get to this point.

A:Changing the Raid out

Store-built machine
Vista 64 ultimate
Intel Core2 Q6600 2.40 GHz
Intel DG965WH motherboard
SATA drives - two 500G on raid0
ATI Radeon HD5670
Raid screen showed: "Intel Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v6.1.1.1001 ICH8R with Raid5 c 2003-06
Device Mgr Screen>storage controls has:
Intel Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA RAID Controller and also a...
Microsoft iSCSI Initiator

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If you have two drives that are already in use (they have data) set to striping (raid 0), is there an easy way to change that to mirroring (raid 1) without losing configurations and data? I mean, like a way to transfer everything (operating system, files, configurations) to one of the drives so I can use the other drive as a mirror.

I'm new to all of this, so if the question is too vague or doesn't make sense, please let me know and I'll provide all the details. I just don't want to bore you with all the long story...

Thanks in advance! Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Hi, I dunno if anyone have this problem. Last night, I was about turning of my laptop, I accidently pull off the power plug of my laptop, Even though the battery is till full, It showed a BSOD. I thought it was just some random crash, but when I turn it back on - on battery mode and when It completely loaded, I plugged the power plug in and BSOD happened again. I reinstall the windows, checked it still have the same problem. I'm still using vista business OS and change to it. I checked nothing happened. Any1 know is this because of windows 7 or my laptop?

A:BSOD when changing AC mode to battery mode vice versa!!

Anyone knows? Is it just me >.<? I tried update all the driver as well as using same driver of my vista now, stil doesnt work... Any help would be appreciated!!

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I currently have a RAID 5 setup running under Windows XP. The RAID controller is an integrated feature of my motherboard, the Asus A8N SLI-Premium (Nforce4 chipset)

When I setup the RAID, there was both a BIOS configuration, and as well there was a software portion in Windows. I'm concerned however, since I want to reformat and upgrade to Windows 7. If I were to wipe my Windows XP drive (which is on a seperate physical drive then the ones in the RAID) would this wipe out my RAID's data as well?

When I setup the RAID in Windows XP I had to use the Disk Management portion of Computer Management to enable Windows to 'see' the RAID after having configured it in the BIOS. I'm afraid if I upgrade the OS and do the same thing that Windows will wipe the RAID while re-establishing recognition of the array.

Thanks for your help in advance

A:Changing OS's and it's effects on a RAID 5

your raid volumes should not be affected by the upgrade. they are a separte volume from the boot and system volumes. all of the data SHOULD still be there.

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OK so my P70 is fully setup and done but I ordered RAID 0 and I want RAID 0.  I have 2 512GB PCIe-NVMe SSDs.  My current BIOS setting is RAID even thoiugh no RAID volume was created by Lenovo.  So here are my questions: 1)  The current partitions I notice the recovery partition which is a 1GB partition.  Is there any way to save/get that back.  I really want to reset the SSDs to factory defaults/clean before I RAID them fyi which will whack all the partitions.  I plan on using PartedMagic is that ok?2) If I switch the BIOS from RAID to ACHI to reset the SSDs to factory settings will I be able to set it back to RAID 0?  I read in the forums somewhere and maybew it is old but Leanovo had to be involved and the BIOS couldn't handle it alone?3) I had to use a program called BelArc Advisor to get my Windows Key because it was not provided to me.  There are other keys for other programs it lists.  In another thread a guy mentioned the keys will be there after you set the drives to RAID 0.  How they keys wouldbe there makes no sense to me.  And especially if I reset the SSDs back to factory defaults/clean nothing would be there.  Where can I get/make sure I have all my keys?4) The Windows Key is a Win 8 key Belarc says.  I know MS is stopping the free upgrade soon.  Will this key work in the future?5) After a Win 10 feb 2016 version will the Lenovo System update install fine an then download and install ... Read more

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Hi. I currently have two 500GB HDDs set up in a raid 1 configuration and am also regularly backing up the whole drive to an external USB drive. The raid is running through a PCI RAID card.

As I now need more space, I have decided to scrap the RAID 1 alltogether (as it is not necessary now that I back up to USB) and change it to a RAID 5 giving me 1TB of storage on a single partition. I have also bought another 500GB external drive for the additional space needed to back this up.

I just have a couple of questions: Will this be as straight forward as going to my RAID config screen and changing the RAID type? Will it wipe all the data from the hard drives? Is RAID 5 the right one to use or is there a better alternative? The reason I am doing it like this (and not setting them up as two seperate 500gb drives) is because I want to have everything on both physical drives showing as one large partition as this is mainly for storing media and it would be difficult to manage if it was split over two drives.

The OS is installed on a seperate drive so this won't be affected.


A:Solved: Please help changing RAID configuration?

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I've been googling around to find tech support help in this task. So I have a QNAP NAS that when first setup for me I didn't know what I was doing and I chose RAID-0. I'm regretting that and prepared to switch to RAID-5. All the data is currently safely backed up elsewhere and I can place it back later.

I'm just a newb at this stuff and it's difficult for me because I don't know what to click to start over with the QNAP, or how to set it up later at RAID-5. It's something I'm just not comfortable doing myself, especially since after the change I really, really want all the folders and the network and everything to be mapped the same as they currently are so my computer basically doesn't know anything changed.

So. QNAP on RAID-0. I backed everything up to switch to RAID-5. I don't know how.

How can I get help doing this? Hiring some online tech support help is perfectly fine.


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My PC has been having problems (not booting up, even to BIOS) and after a bit of detective work have narrowed down the problem to either the motherboard of CPU (the only bits I can't swap at home). I am using the onboard Via raid controller on an Asus K8V Deluxe, and was wondering if i replaced the motherboard would i still be able to plug in my hdd's and have them working as normal, as long as i setup the new motherboards setting exactly the same or is my data lost?

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My PC came with a Raid 0 hard drive configuration. I have the main drive (C) cloned to a third drive (F) with Acronis software.
I suspect one of the Raid drives is failing. Realizing all data on the aray will be lost if I lose a drive in the aray, what is my best course of action?

A:Changing a Raid 0 Hard drive config.

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Is there anyone able to help me with changing the SATA Controller mode from RAID to AHCI (in BIOS) after install without having to re-install Windows 8?

I am suspecting Intel RAID controller to be causing some problems with system stability and would like to move to software RAID (storage space) in Windows 8 and give it a try.  When I change the BIOS settings from RAID to AHCI in the SATA controller
mode, Windows 8 wont boot and running a system repair will not do neither.

I found this KB, but it is for Windows 7 and wont run on Windows 8? Anything similar for Windows 8?


A bit of details about the system:

System: Windows 8 pro 64
Primary HD (OS Only + bitlocker): Intel SSD 520 ? 240 Gb
Data HD (user files +bit locker): 2x WD RED 2T running in RAID 1
Motherboard RAID Controller: Intel DP55WB -  latest BIOS and Intel RST 11.6?.1030 driver

Thank you.

A:Changing from RAID to AHCI after windows 8 install

In Win8, the key MSAHCI is renamed to StorAHCI. Look at this key and set the value there."A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

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Hey I want to cahnge my boot option to legacy mode from uefi mode. can anyone help me.

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A:Changing UEFI mode to Legacy mode

Hi, If your HDD has a guid partition table, the current OS will have to be installed in 'uefi' mode - the only way around this would be to reformat the drive with MBR and reinstall the OS using a boot option ( cdrom or flash drive ) that does not have a (uefi) suffix. Regards, DP-K

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Motherboard raid 0
Ok I finally think im ready to try my first shot at raid 0
I have a gigabyte 8s661fm-775 mobo and don?t know how to do a ide raid 0
I have two 80gig hdd
2.6 ghz Pentium socket lga775
512 ram
Software raid 0
Any personal experience with gigabyte motherboards would be greatly appreciated.
Also any links how to create a raid 0 system would also be appreciated also
As I have really no step by step information
I have googled it but have had a little problem finding info on my
gigabyte 8s661fm-775 Motherboard

this is my first attempt with raid
I?m sure I need drivers or need some kind of driver boot disk???
Drivers or links to gigabyte information would be great

A:Motherboard raid 0

You might take a look at this website for suggestions to your configuration concerns.


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Hi my power supply and motherboard burnt out motherboard was a gigabyte GA MA770-DS3 AND I'm running RAID0 that has the operating system on it . now i got a MA770-UD3 motherboard i think i configured the bios right. i don't want to lose all of my data no format. Now windows goes to load up and then i get the blue screen what have i done wrong

A:RAID with a new motherboard how

I would guess with a new mobo you need to reinstall windows,however dont format or delete the old windows and just reinstall over the old this might reinstall drivers etc windows needs to setup/run.
The raid array is usually specific to the mobo and hard drives so you might be able to rebuild ,but normally you need to start again,so try to reinstall windows first would be my choise.
I have to say though "Rule One" applies and for others reading this

Rule one - backup
Rule two - see Rule one........

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I have a Raid 10 set up using 4 WD Raptor HDD's on a Promise Fastrack TX4200 controller. I wish to upgrade my motherboard. Will I have to do a clean OS install?

A:New motherboard and raid 10


You can sysprep your machine before replacing the motherboard.

follow the steps here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302577


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Hi All;
I wanting to build a computer useing two hard drives that will act as one with a 1GHz CPU PentiumIII and I know I need Raid.But do I need the raid on board (If so what motherboard do I need) or do I need to a card (If so what card)never the less what MotherBoard would be best to use?
One me question dose anyone konw ant thing about Rambus Memory and will it fit into sdram dimm slop?

A:Motherboard with Raid

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Hello Everyone,

I purchased two WD Green 500 Gig SATA hard drives. I currently have one WD 80 gig IDE as my master and a WD 40 gig as my slave. I am running windows XP Home addition. I want to change out the hard drives, but I have never used SATA before therefore I am a little worried about doing this. I read my manual under the RAID setup topic. I am undicided as to RAID 0 or RAID 1. I have backed up my C drive (the 80 gig IDE) and the slave through the software provided on my external 1 TB WD Book drive. I was thinking of using this software called Spotmau that I purchased to make a copy of my C drive for they say you can completly copy everything even the operating system. A tech at Best buy told me that the system will run very slow if I were to do it using the Spotmau software. He said it would be better to install the new SATA hard drives, set up the RAID and then place a new copy of my operating system on the drive, then pull over my files from the WD external drive. He said the USB can not copy the windows operation system and it would run extremely slow. I know there are a few topics here in my questions, but if anyone can provide some solid advice I would appriciate it. Basically I need to know more on what RAID to use and how best to copy my files over to the drives once there in. I have heard that using both IDE and SATA at the same time can not be done, That is what I planned on doing, but since it is not possible and they will not communicate with one anothe... Read more

A:Changing hard drives from IDE to SATA With a RAID configuration

Windows XP is not capable of running SATA drives as either AHCI (single drive SATA mode) or SATA RAID without installing the proper drivers during the OS install. You would be instructed to "Press F-6", then insert the drivers with a floppy drive.

Bottom line, you would have to install the OS clean to do what you want to do, no exceptions.

You cannot change the drive mode with the OS installed in either Vista or Win 7 either, but the driver situation is a bit easier to deal with.

I don't think the RAID 1 or 0 should be an issue. RAID 1 is a mirroring (backup) strategy, and RAID 0 splits data between 2 (or more drives) for speed of access. Truth to tell, RAID 0 really isn't any good by itself, too unreliable to protect sensitive data. You really need to run RAID 0 & 1 together, This is sometimes referred to as "RAID 5".

If you can be talked out of RAID altogether, you can run your new HDDs as is, by selecting "IDE" emulation in the BIOS. Most sources state that there is very little to no speed penalty for doing it this way.

Anyway, you would need to go to the board manufacturers website for the SATA drivers. I didn't Google your board. Does it even have a RAID capable SATA controller?

Incidentally, those WD "Green" drives are the worst possible choice for RAID. As I understand it, their "energy saving" self-throttling behavior, will cause them fall out of RAID, and generate a bunch or err... Read more

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Hi Everyone,

I have been having a challenge with changing from RAID 0 to a single drive, whilst retaining the data from the RAID array.

To date I have performed the following:

1). Partitioned the single drive so that it closely matches the partitions on the RAID array.

2). Used XXClone to "clone" the contents of each partition on the RAID array to corresponding partitions on the single drive.

I have two partitions, one for the operating system (Win 7) and programs and the other for data.

All appears to be good on the single drive when I boot up from the RAID array and then look at files in Windows Explorer.

However when I remove the RAID array (and set the BIOS to non-raid) I cannot seem to boot from the single drive.

Windows 7 is presenting the following error:

Status: 0xc000000e

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I have booted from the Windows 7 install DVD and selected the "Repair" option. From there I have...

1). Selected "Startup Repair"

*** Couldn't do it!

2). Gone to a prompt and issued the "x:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt60 all" command

*** Rebooted - no improvement

3). Gone to a prompt and issued different flavours of the "bootrec" command

*** Rebooted - no improvement

I notice at the System Recovery Options screen that Win 7 is listed as the OS, the partition size is given as 0, and the Location is given as (Unknown) "local disk"!'

Basically the ... Read more

A:Challenge changing from RAID 0 back to single drive

have you entered bios setup and switched off the raid stuff

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Hi all,

I am going to be retiring two RAID 1 HDD's and replacing them with a single SSD and I'm a bit fuzzy on the steps involved. I have all my data saved externally so I'll be doing a clean install of Windows 7 Pro x64. I have set it to non-RAID in the RAID menu but I'm not sure when I should change the BIOS to AHCI. Do I do that while I still have the HDD's plugged in or during the initial set-up of the SSD?

A:Changing from RAID to single drive, question about install

Unplug the HD's, plug in the SSD, boot up and tap the F2 to enter BIOS Setup. Reset BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI, set SSD to boot first.

Then reboot tapping the F12 key to boot the latest official Win7 installer with SP1, follow the same steps as for a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to get and keep a perfect install.

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Can someone point me to documentation that will explain how to change my current raid 0 config. back to a 2 drives. (ie C: and D: I don't know if it is a hardware or software function or both.

A:Changing Raid 0 config back to 2 hard drives

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Hi Everyone,

I have been having a challenge with changing from RAID 0 to a single drive, whilst retaining the data from the RAID array.

To date I have performed the following:

1). Partitioned the single drive so that it closely matches the partitions on the RAID array.

2). Used XXClone to "clone" the contents of each partition on the RAID array to corresponding partitions on the single drive.

I have two partitions, one for the operating system (Win 7) and programs and the other for data.

All appears to be good on the single drive when I boot up from the RAID array and then look at files in Windows Explorer.

However when I remove the RAID array (and set the BIOS to non-raid) I cannot seem to boot from the single drive.

Windows 7 is presenting the following error:

Status: 0xc000000e

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I have booted from the Windows 7 install DVD and selected the "Repair" option. From there I have...

1). Selected "Startup Repair"

*** Couldn't do it!

2). Gone to a prompt and issued the "x:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt60 all" command

*** Rebooted - no improvement

3). Gone to a prompt and issued different flavours of the "bootrec" command

*** Rebooted - no improvement

I notice at the System Recovery Options screen that Win 7 is listed as the OS, the partition size is given as 0, and the Location is given as (Unknown) "local disk"!'

Basically the "Repa... Read more

A:Challenge changing from RAID 0 back to single drive

I don't think its possible to clone a RAID array to a single HD.

Best to copy off the data and clean install to the single HD while none other are plugged.

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I have a motherboard under the model GA-P35-S3, manual here:

The motherboard is able to support RAID, and so far I have actually gotten as far as the RAID configuration part. I won't go striped (RAID0), so I just want mirrored (RAID1) for the extra read speeds. I hear I might get slightly slower write speeds though, but it can't be that bad.

I just got myself an extra SATA2 hard drive of the exact same model (and capacity obviously) which I want to do this on. So far I could use it as a secondary hard drive if I wanted to since it is being formatted as I write this. It is my understanding that the way my motherboard does this is by erasing all of the data from both hard drives. I can deal with all information being erased from the new hard drive, but I just want to mirror the first onto the second with my current OS and data on it. How would I go about doing this? Is this something I may have to get specialist technical help with in person?

I got a Promise RAID card for this other computer, and that managed to mirror the whole thing over. I wish this on-board RAID would do the same for me.

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Hello all,

I'm trying to build a new computer and I'm coming across some problems installing Windows XP Pro right from the start. First of all, here is my hardware:

Abit KD7 RAID Mobo
AMD Athlon XP 1800+ CPU
GeForce2 MX400 64MB AGP Video Card
Nanya 256MB PC2100 DDR
Maxtor 5400 RPM 40 GB Hard Drive

Now to the problem. Whenever I power up my computer, I enter the BIOS by hitting the DEL key. The first setting I come across is the one to set the processor speed. My processor speed isn't even an option in the BIOS, so I just set it to the lowest one on there (1500(333)). The BIOS is recognizing my hardrive and CD-ROM drive just fine. I also chose my "First Boot Device" as CD-Rom because I want to install from the XP cd. The problem comes when I save my settings to the CMOS. Normally, it should save the settings and then say "Press any key to boot from Cd-Rom" correct? Instead, when I save the changes, the computer screen goes black and the monitor turns off or goes into standby mode (green light on monitor changes to yellow light). If I turn the computer off and reboot, it does nothing, doesn't even attempt to boot from the cd.

I've also tried clearing the CMOS several times and this didn't seem to fix the problem. I've also measured the voltage on my CMOS battery and it measured a perfect 3 VDC.

One time I tried booting up and I hit the F8 key and it told me "Press F1 to continue". When I did this, it told m... Read more

A:KD7 RAID Motherboard Problems!

No it doesn't seem to have anything to do with the RAID.. It does point to a bad mobo.
There is one thing you might wanna try ( have to warn you though , it might make things worse , as in not able to boot at all )
Download the latest BIOS for the mobo, copy on a floppy disk, power down computer.
Take out all the peripherals ( sound, ethernet , etc ) just leave the video card in. Unplug the power and data cables from the hdd/cd-r/cd-rw etc.. and just leave the floppy disk connected.
Power up with the BIOS update floppy disk and at the a:\ prompt flash the bios.
If you are unable to get to the floppy drive ( even though all the peripherals are disconnected ) then stop there and get a RMA for the mobo .

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Hi guys,

Currently I am running an AV8 Deluxe mobo in my desktop. I would like to upgrade this so that I can purchase a PCI-Express graphics card. My problem is that I have 4 HDD connected in two RAID 0 configurations as shown below;

Array 0
Array Mode: Stripe
Mode: SATA
VIA Tech VT8237 SATA RAID Bios Ver 2.01

Array 1
Mode: U5 (UDMA)
Promise PDC20378

Now I would like to know a few questions (this is all beyond the limits of my computer knowledge )

1) Can I upgrade to any other motherboard, without loosing my RAID array. I have almost 500GB of data on Array 1 and I dont want to loose it, and I dont have any way to back it up externally.
2) If not, which ASUS motherboards would enable me to keep the RAID arrays intact and let me buy a PCI Express graphics card? And which ASUS board would you all recommened. (Im primarily a gamer)
3) Thirdly, which graphics card would you guys buy? I have a healthy budget, so I would like to know what you all think is the best on the market?
4) How would I upgrade the new motherboard, would I need to reinstall windows, etc?

If you need any other info about my RAID setup, let me know and I will try to answer it.
Thanks all in advance, and I would really appreciate the help as Im stuck

A:Motherboard Upgrade with RAID 0

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ive told on this forum by many experienced users that when it comes to RAID '0' it doesnt improve performance that much and should only be done with a decent branded RAID card which can cost as much as a hard-drive... and that I should just buy one fast hard-drive instead of trying to RAID together two...


I believed them and when i come to build a performance PC for a friend is told him not to bother with RAID...

well, ive since seen other peoples comments about RAIDing drives they bought on eBuyer (just using the onboard raid in motherboard) and they qouted almost double speed increases.... I couldnt believe this after what I had been led to believe by many on this forum... so, Ive now got a laptop here that has 2 x 500Gb Western Digital Scorpio Blue 5400rpm drives in, which have the option to RAID in 0 or 1 array using Intel's RAID built into motherboard

I installed windows 7 64-Bit without RAID on one of the 500Gb WD Scorpio Blue drives..
I got the following benchmark results...


I then setup RAID '0' across them both, I got the full 1Tb from the array and installed windows 7 64-Bit again and got the following:

RAID '0' SETUP (Motherboard INTEL Raid):
AVG WRITE THROUGHPUT: 106... Read more

A:using motherboard RAID is fast...

It depends on which type of RAID you're using RAID1 is mirroring, meaning it has to maintain the same data on two drives at once, which will generally NOT boost performance and may even slow down overall performance.

RAID0, on the other hand, is a striping system, which evenly splits the data between two disks so it can read/write alternately, thus POTENTIALLY improving performance (actual improvement will depend on various factors). The downside, however, is that if one drive dies, you lose ALL the data on BOTH drives.

So yes, RAID0 can improve your performance significantly... at a risk.

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There was a previous thread on this, but none which I found pertaining to Windows 7.

Can anybody point me in the right direction to do this?

Possibly without having to use the Win7 installation CD...

A:Changing hard drives from IDE to SATA With a RAID configuration in Windows 7

Can you supply us with the full scenario please?

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All help is much appreciated! I inherited an old SuSE mail server, and it no longer posts or beeps when booting. I imagine the motherboard or the processor is dead. Just my luck, the MB is discontinued and no one's selling it on Ebay.

The system is setup with RAID 1. As I didn't setup the system, I'm not sure if it's hardware based (the MB supports SATA Raid) or Software based or a combo; as I know little about RAID to begin with. My main objective is data recovery tho, not resurrecting the box.

There's a total of 4 drives, two pairs mirrored, one pair the system, one pair data. I've tried hooking it up to USB and the drive won't mount on a windows box, but it reads the hardware.

What's been done already:
* It's an MSI MB with a dbracket and 4 LEDS. All 4 are red. It does not post, or beep. It has power, the fan spins, however the monitor (while recognizing it's connected) is receiving no signal to make it 'wake up'.
* Reset the CMOS and removed the battery for a time (15 mins) and no difference.
* Removed the memory and one of the 4 LEDs turned green with an error: early chipset initilization

What's the next logical steps in trying to recover my data? Is it possible that mounting the drive on a linux box with USB-SATA connector would yield better results?

Thank you in advance! Katy.

A:Raid 1 Recovery and Dead Motherboard

Since this was Linux unit, you should be trying to read the drives on a Linux system or with a live Linux boot disk. Windows cannot access Linux partitions without extra drivers/software, but really you should just use Linux.

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hey guys im basically buying a new mobo for my pc and was looking at this one :

www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct....X48 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard

what i cudnt find was that if it supported SATA II because i have 2 samsung SSD 32GB which are SATA II and wanted to put them in Raid 0. If this motherboard cant do that do you guys have any suggestions on which one to go for.

Here is the other specs of my pc:

CPU - Intel E9450
GPU - 280 GTX
PSU - 1000w OCZ EliteXstream
Case - Zalman LQ1000
RAM -DDR3 OCZ Reaper X 2x2 (4GB)
HD - 1TB Westen Digital And 2 Samsung 32GB SSD SATA II (which i want in Raid 0!!)

Any suggestions will be very helpful as i need to place the order today!!

thanks again i know u guys will help me out.

A:Motherboard Supports SATA II & Raid 0 for SSD

So what did you get?

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Hey all,

First off, some stats:
I've got an Alienware System thats Running Windows Xp Pro Sp2 on a:
ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe MoBo
P4 3.0Ghz HT processor (socket 478)
2Gb Ram (4 512 PC2700 DIMMs)
1 something or other 120Gb SATA drive
1 Western Digital 120Gb Drive
1 Western Digital 500Gb Drive (hopefully)

The Backstory:
I've had the system I'm working on for a few years, and I just picked up a Western Digital 500Gig hard drive for supper Cheap. I currently have two 120s in there now, all three are SATA drives.

When connected the 500 initially I started up and nothing showed, there was no sign that it even existed. I booted into my setup and realized I had turned my Promise Technologies FastTrack off. I turned that on and as the system booted the fast track came on and poof I saw the drive. Problem solved? Not really. When I get into windows it doesn't see the drive at all.

I've done some reading and some tinkering, but I fell I need to turn to some higher authority for help. I've installed two different Promise drivers because I can't seem to figure out what I had when I got the System. The "Master CD" that Alienware gave me has a folder that says "FastTrack 100 TX2" or the like, but the .INF has drivers for a bunch of things (the only one that runs seemlessly is the TX2 though). So Installed that and rebooted and nothing happens. At this point I would say the drive doesn't work, but I know it's not the case as I&... Read more

A:ASUS MotherBoard RAID issue

JBOD is a form of raid. It is spanning multi drives to be seen as one drive.

Next if your drive is recognized in the promise bios and not by windows, you probably need to partition and format the drive. Windows does not "See" a drive without a partition.

Go to disk management start>run and type in "diskmgmt.msc" without quotes and hit enter. See if your drive is detected in disk management. If so, just right click on it and choose to create partition. Next right click and choose to format.

BTW onboard promise controllers use different drivers depending on what mode is selected in the system bios ie raid or non-raid. This is one of the reasons I dislike onboard controllers.

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I'm currently in the process of looking for parts to build a new computer. I'm basically in the final stages of deciding what to get. Now, I've come to a problem of trying to figure out whether I should get a motherboard with RAID support and if so would I need anything else to go with it. If anyone can help me out here, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks.

A:Is getting a motherboard that supports RAID worth it?

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Has anybody had this problem of no video output. I'm building a new machine with this board and have run into this problem. I have followed all the suggestions in the manual on trying a different video card with no success. The board is supposed to be able to auto detect and set a basic video setup, enough to be able to setup the BIOS. The machine seems to be running through the POST setup, so it knows that it has a mouse, floppy drive and hard drive but it is all to no avail if I cannot get a display on the screen in order to see what's happening. Any ideas would be gratefully received.
Thanks from Kris.

A:No video using Abit KG7 Raid motherboard

Have you looked here, it is an faq for your motherboard

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What would be the best raid card for a raid 5 setup using 4 2tb harddrives?
motherboard is a g41mxe series

price doesn't matter, but not to expensive.

Just confused as to weather this motherboard has the correct pci slots?

Many thanks


EDIT: Just so you know, the specs of it our:

CPU 3.2ghz dual core
8gb 1333mhz RAM
gigabit LAN
win 7 ultimate

A:Raid card for g41mxe motherboard

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