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Q: BSOD when windows tries to load RAID driver on system with no RAID<input type=

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1022 Mb
Graphics Card:
Hard Drives: C: Total - 250003 MB, Free - 225853 MB; D: Total - 226925 MB, Free - 226852 MB;
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Originally every 2 - 3 mos., now every 2 - 3 wks. during windows startup I get a blue screen "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer"

I disconnect power, wait a couple of minutes and restart. It restarts normally, then I get "The system has recovered from a serious error - please tell Microsoft". I send error report.

Windows error reporting responds "Download and install driver for RAID controller from Intel website".

I follow the link and download iata_env.exe but when I try to run it I get "This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software". This doesn't surprise me since I do not have a RAID controller on this system.

My question is - how do I stop Windows from looking for RAID drivers to load at startup? There is no RAID controller listed in Device Manager so I can't disable it there.

This started some months after I upgraded some Intel drivers (about 2 yrs ago) but I do not know what they were or how to un-upgrade them.

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Preferred Solution: BSOD when windows tries to load RAID driver on system with no RAID<input type=

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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I created a windows system image with the backup and restore utility built into win7. This windows install is on a single hard drive. I built and onboard RAID 0+1 array and used the windows 7 install disk to restore the image on to the new RAID volume. Windows starts to boot up but the screen goes black and reboots. The windows recovery screen appears and asks if I want to run the startup repair or start windows normally. I selected the startup repair. Windows goes through it's paces and tries to repair but fails. It says "NoRootCause" and the problem is likely caused by a recent system change or upgrade. I have the feeling windows needs some kind of RAID drivers or something. The onboard RAID is a P5W DH Deluxe motherboard. Any ideas? Is this even possible to do?

A:Windows 7 System Image - Restore Non-RAID to RAID 0+1

MetalliMyers, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Assuming you built the RAID while still using the single disk this is what worked for me when I was experimenting with RAID,

1. Install drives and configure the array

2. Boot to Windows and install the necessary RAID driver

3. Make a full backup after the drivers are installed

4. Used imaging program (at the time I used Acronis True Home, but should work with any imaging app) to put the backup on the array

5. Disconnected the single drive after imaging just to remove it from causing any problems

6. Started up and it booted to Windows

No promises but it should work. Failing that you are looking at a fresh install of Windows.

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i have an MSI 915P/G motherboard with two maxtor 160GB HDD's as a RAID 1 array. my mobo has an onboard RAID controller. the system worked. wanted to reinstall xp, so i performed [email protected] killdisk on my c: partition. now windows doesn't see my RAID array. i installed an additional seagate SATA HD and was able to install XP on it. device manager displays a yellow question mark by my RAID controller, but if i install drivers for the RAID my computer fails to boot and goes to windows 'safe mode or last known good OS' screen. safe mode just keeps rebooting, last known good takes me back to RAID controller driver problems.
any ideas of how to get my data off the d: partition of my maxtor drives would be great.

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Hi everyone,

I'm trying to boot up from the Windows CD but I have a raid configuration. I have the drivers for the raid but the problem I'm having is that I don't have a floppy drive on the system. Is there another way for me to do it? Or do I have to have a floppy drive? Thanks in advance.

Bsaber
 

A:How Load RAID Driver

I've heard nlite mentioned a few times,but know nothing about it.http://www.nliteos.com/.Post back any results.
 

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Installed a new M4 ssd today and loaded windows on it. Previously i was using 2 raptors in raid 0 for the os and programs. I re raided the 2 raptors and connected them to the jmicron ports and set them up for raid in bios, then created the raid 0 array no prob. Windows doesnt see the array when loaded up and i have the latest rst drivers installed..did this prior to the os install on the ssd. did i do something wrong? using the x58 e760a1 mobo. under device manager, the raid controller has an exclamation mark and no driver installed yet i have the latest rst 10.8.0.1003 installed..

A:Win 7 raid 0 setup / missing raid controller driver

Try loading the JMicron drivers from the motherboard manufacturer. RST is for Intel chipsets.

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Guys,

Is it possible to use a separate hard disk for your OS and programs with data storage on a RAID Array consisting of two (or more) identical hard disks?

Would the system disk need to be the same size as the disks used for the RAID Array?

Thanks!

Fly'n_Blind!
 

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First time posting :blush:,

Situation: I have two hard drives : main drive: Seagate 500GB w/ windows xp and second drive: WD 1TB blank.

Without backing up the main drive (ops...), i went ahead and enabled RAID 0 on both drives and created a RAID volume (128KB strip / Size: 1TB (931.5GB)).
NOTE: the RAID volume size is only showing the exact space of the 1TB, excluding the 500GB drive.
After realizing that I needed to create a backup image of my main drive to use RAID with an existing drive, I'm left with the "Operating System Not Found" message.

Question: If I Delete RAID Volume (which is based on the size from the blank 1TB drive), will both drives become available as non-RAID disks and keep the original data on the 500GB main drive and be able to run windows again?

I'm using software RAID through Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM v5.6.2

I understood that "Resetting the drives to Non-Raid" will cause all data on the disk to be lost, so this isn't the approach that I'll be taking til I find a solution to backup my data.
However, from reading the "Delete RAID Volume" option, it listed Deleting a volume will destroy the volume data on the drive(s) and cause any member disks to become available as non-RAID disks, so knowing that the RAID Volume is blank, then maybe trying this will be the answer.

When using the Microsoft Recovery Console in (RAID mode attached w/ both drives) logically there isn't ... Read more

A:RAID issue - deleting RAID volume to restore non-RAID disks

sadly, there's no way to do what you want without an existing backup.

Look at it this way;
A disk has a container ~ the partition.
The partition as a structure ~ the filesystem (eg NTFS, FAT32, RAID).
We put our data into the structure.

When we create backups, we are getting only the data itself (unless you use an image program like Ghost or Acronis where you get all three).

Deleting the RAID will give back the two independent HDs, but also breaks the structure so that the data becomes in accessible.
 

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Heya. I've had a couple different posts on here because of some pretty mad malware. Basically, my comp won't load to the login screen, so another member and I determined it was best to do a fresh install.

Now, I have a recovery console on my hard drive (forgot what program made it) and I have the recovery CD. The hard drive recovery will accept my raid drivers and send me through, however, when I try to get to recovery from my DVD it gives me the old fatal error oooooo7xb or what not. Of course I need to utilize the DVD version to install windows, and believe it or not I'm using the same floppy I used when it work. I did mess with my BIOS settings to get something else to work, so now I'm stuck.

Can i do a clean install from windows(safe mode works, regular mode won't) or is it absolutely best to do it from Dos recovery?
 

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Hi there
Yesterday my computer was shut down when I returned home.  I may have lost power but I am connected to a UPS that should have kept me safe from any surges.  Turning the computer on, my RAID5 drive (drive letter M) is gone and a mysterious new drive
has appeared, labeled as drive E, also showing as a RAW drive. In disk management, I can see that drive M is its normal size, 11177.94GB.  I am using 4x4TB drives.  Intel Rapid Storage Technologhe shows all four
drives as healthy and functional.  Drive E shows in Disk Management the same as Drive M, and I have no idea how it ended up there and what I should do with it.  My C drive shows up and works normally, where I have my OS and programs installed.
Not sure where to start, but hoping it is just an issue with the MBR?  

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I'm hoping someone here can help. I'm very new to Raid, so you'll have to excuse my ignorance here. I'm using an HP pavilion p6210Y with 2x 2TB, WD Caviar Green's trying to set up a raid 1 array. I've reached the Nvidia raid array setup utility, and it appears I have successfully loaded the raid drivers.
After doing this, I inserted my Windows 7 x64 home premium install disc, and it sat on "Detecting storage devices...". After a few minutes of this, I was presented with an Error stating "No disks reserved for raid use, raid disabled." Then shortly after, switches to a message stating: "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key."
I'm now unable to reach the Nvidia Raid setup, and unable to load the windows disc.

I'm certain the CD drive is good, as it works fine in another computer.
BIOS:
Mediashield ROM BIOS 10.0.0.28 RPT
Copyright (C) 2009 NVIDIA Corp.
If someone would know what to do from here, please share your knowledge.
Thanks,
Chris
 

A:no disks reserved for raid use Raid disabled - Raid 1

Do you have Windows on the drive now? How did you load the drivers? Drivers won't function without an operating system, so I'm a little confused about exactly what you did.

How did you run the setup utility? Does your machine support hardware RAID or are you using software RAID? Are there RAID settings in BIOS?
 

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I have had many BSOD pretty infrequently (once a month or so maybe) It is always while running ANSYS finite element program and using the RAID hard drives. (Onboard RAID w 2x Samsung 850 Pro)
It was always 0x8B. I had a suspicion it was the RAID drive SSDs
I disabled caching on that RAID drive, and now it seems I get both 0xB8 and 0xC5.

I uploaded two dump directories.

Also it seems after a crash it will take 10-15 minutes to post. It just sits there with the windows logo. Then when it does come up the RAID drives won't be there. If I restart again it is fast, and the RAID drives will show up.
I've never had a crash under heavy load when the RAID wasn't being used. But I'm not sure if this is the cause or not since it is so infrequent.

I would be eternally grateful for any help!
Thanks in advance.

A:BSOD 0x8B and 0xC5. Usually during heavy load and RAID SSDs

The BSOD was caused by Intel RAID.

Code:
BugCheck C5, {fffff8a00457b2a8, 2, 0, fffff80003ffcb15}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for iaStorF.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for iaStorF.sys
Probably caused by : Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 )

Followup: Pool_corruption
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RAID is often problematic. You dont need RAID, apparently; as it is seen in your storage environments. And you have both the Intel and Marvell RAID enabled. Marvell is also problematic, much more than Intel RAID.

The long term solution is to disable RAID, set the storage controllers to AHCI and do a clean install of windows.

But if you dont want to do that right now, try to update Intel RAID driver (IRST). https://downloadcenter.intel.com/

See how it runs stable in coming six months with the updated driver.

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Hi all,
My RAID 1 (I think? I have two equal drives that are mirrored) array was causing me a lot of pain. It kept freezing up my system and having me to had to rebuild the RAID too often. After a number of tests and browsing info online, I've decided that the RAID was the culprit of the freezing and BSODs that came once in a while.

Before deleting the RAID array, I went and used the Seagate (my HDDs) .iso file and used their diagnostic tool to check the drives. I did a long test of one of the HDD (Device 1) and it passed. I deduced that this was at least a good drive. I didn't do a long test for the other HDD (Device 0). But with both, after a short test, both passed.

I then went into the RAID manager (DOS-looking screen before Windows starts) and then 'reverted' Device 1 to non-raid. Then decided to choose 'delete RAID setup' for the Device 0. All good so far. I rebooted and Windows actually started fine. This is where I'm at right now as I type this. No freezing so far!!!

What I wanted to know is how do I find out which HDD Windows is booting off from? Is there a command line I can use in command prompt window in DOS mode to find out this info? It'd be great to know that I'm not on Device 0 since I haven't done a Seagate diagnostic long test on that one.

Also, I'd ideally want to have the second (Device 0) HDD formatted so that I can leave it in my tower and use it as an external HDD with Syncback. This is the closest thing I can have to RAID and I'm perfectly happy ... Read more

A:RAID - deleted RAID array, Windows 7 ok but I have questions

You can do into Disk Management and it will tell you which drive is used for booting. It will say it is active.

I am confused as to one part. You say you want to leave the second drive in your computer, but use it as an external. You can use one as your main drive, and use the other for backup...however a good backup process involves a drive that isn't readily available all the time. That being said, something like SyncToy from Microsoft will allow you to choose folders and on a schedule or manually, copy them to the second drive. I use this on my wife's laptop to keep her photos backed up to our server.

RAID has no place on a desktop system, so you are better off without it. But to get started, just go into Disk Management to see how your drives are configured now. Post a screenshot if need be.

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OK guys, this is my first post in this forum.... nice 2 meet u all

Here's the problem

Recently I got a newly Windows 7 Ultimate Edition from my friend. Like my old Vista X64, I ran the normal setup for Windows set the boot piority to DVD-Drive and the usual bla bla bla stuff...

I've installed countless times of Vista on my PC without any problem, but Windows 7 is currently pissing me off.

When I got the Windows 7 DVD from my friend I instantly went to ASUS site for some drivers for my RAID setup (for some reason it wasn't list in the download section for this motherboard), like my Vista installation, I've put the files in the thumb drive. When Windows asked me for the drivers, I've just put the thing in to my PC and BAM!! Windows doesn't see my drivers

So I've done some research and tried out different drivers, but none of them worked.

After countless hours of trial and error, I finally given up the "clean" installation of Windows 7. So I've tried the "upgrade" method in Vista instade. The process was easy, a few clicks (and miracally it detects my RAID 0 too). The installation went real smooth, after the PC reboots itself and the shiny Windows logo was on the screen with the message "Starting Windows". WHOOOF!! BSOD saying 0x0007b error. I've tried installing it again using "upgrade" option, but the result was the same.

I'm a newb to Windows 7, so help would be appreciated.

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A:Some RAID driver issue and some sh*t BSOD...

RAID is a chronic problem with Win7 installs.

It would be best if you can switch to AHCI or SATA mode in the BIOS.

It may require new drivers, but the Win7 installer will likely have them.

You'll have to configure your RAID devices using the Configuration Utility that normally prompts during start up. Basically before your computer boots windows it should prompt something similar to "press ctrl + S" to enter configuration utility. Then you can manage which disks are in what RAID configuration. You may also want to check your BIOS as there may be settings there or access to the configuration utility.

Note that once you change the RAID configuration, all data on the devices is no longer be able to be read so back it up externally or to a non-RAID drive.

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Hi ,

RAID and Win 7 Home Premium newbie. Short version of long story - replaced old dead RAID Drives in Win XP system with (2) new 500GB Drives plus plan to upgrade RAM to 8GB (would have liked more but $$$) and install new OS = WIN 7 Home Premium 64 Bit.

MB is GA-EP45-UD3R Rev 1.1 and I am having trouble figuring out how to get, prepare and install the Intel RAID Drivers for 64 Bit Win 7 HP.

My main problem is that on the Gigabyte site they offer two RAID Drives.






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Intel SATA Preinstall driver (For AHCI / RAID Mode) Note: Press F6 during Windows setup to read from floppy. OS: Windows XP 64bit,Windows Server 2003 64bit 8.9.0.1023 0.32 MB 2009/08/11







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Intel SATA RAID/AHCI Driver OS: Windows XP 32bit, Windows XP 64bit, Windows Vista 32bit,Windows Vista 64bit,Windows 7 32bit,Windows 7 64bit,Windows Server 2003 32bit,Windows Server 2003 64bit 8.9.0.1023 13.10 MB 2009/08/11


The first "pre-install" driver extract to a 64Bit (bootdisk - Win XP 64?) and the second "I do not know when to use it" Driver extracts to a (iata_cd.exe).

This is where I am totally lost. Which RAID Driver and from where do I install during the clean install of Win 7.

I get the need for a USB Stick/Thumb Drive with the RAID Driver on it that Win 7 will ask to be pointed at, but which Driver????

I cannot extract anything from the iata_cd.exe. Tried 7-Zip, Universal Extractor and File Alyser - I do not see a Win... Read more

A:New RAID Array and Clean Install Win7HP-Help with RAID Driver Install

The pre-install driver will allow setup to install the files correcty on the RAID array this is offered for XP only.

When you have created the RAID array in the BIOS Utility and you launch the windows 7 setup does it show the new array as a possible install location? If so there is no need for a pre-install driver (Win7 supports a variety of RAID setup out of the box).

If you do need a pre-install driver, you have not been offered one for Win7/Vista on the Manufacturers website. The only solution to this I have found is to Download "7lite/Nlite" and build the "post install" driver into the win7 image then burn a new disk (or burn to USB pen for faster install).

Hope this helps.

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hi, I want to buy two new HDD for my RAID 1 (mirror) in desktop to store my data. i have onboard RAID (ASrock H77M) but also contemplate to use the windows raid on other SATa ports (in case I want two Raid-1). size would be 3 TB or so. this is to keep data until i backup or for the backup (mirroring gives me some added safety)

I want Hitachi for the better reliability (I have WD and happy with them, but it seems Hitachis is a tad better). also want 7200 rpm.

I noticed newegg mainly sells the NAS version of the Deskstar. I read all about the 7-second timeout for NAS drives and how a RAId would drop a normal desktop HDD etc. so normally for a desktop i woudl buy the non-NAS version (which are barely available).

On the other hand the RAId 1 (on-board and windows) may benefit from the NAS version? Or am I overthinking this for RAID 1? Is the NAS version slower? Price-wise it seems more to depend on where to buy them. I don't mind spending $10 or $20 more for the right HDD while i weigh reliability higher than speed.

Currently I have two 750 GB WD Black Caviar in RAID 1 and a WD green as backup (which is terribly slow... never buy a green drive!). My OS (w7 Pro 64) is on a Samsung SSD. So speed is secondary, but I do weekly virsuscan of all my data etc, and noticed the Green drive takes half a day.So i definitely don't want a slow HDD. My case has front fans for the HDD.

What's the advice? The more I read about NAS, the more my head spins and it seems at some point all HDD... Read more

A:NAS or desktop HDD for RAID 1 (or windows software raid)

Hey there HerrKaLeun!

I can see you're a bit confused about the drives and NAS requirements. But it's a good thing you're looking into details to understand better. Let me see if I can help you clear things a bit.

The NAS environments are very tough. Regular drives used in RAID/NAS systems can get damaged, destroyed and corrupted really fast because they aren't designed with the "defences" that NAS/RAID hard drives have.

NAS/RAID drives are equipped with technology protecting them from the higher temperatures and constant vibrations, gives them 24/7 reliability, they're tested for longer hours to endure in a harsher environment, all to protect the information you store better.

Some NAS/RAID drives are for smaller NAS systems like the WD Red, others are for larger NAS systems like the WD Red Pro and for large enterprise systems like the WD RE. The "smaller system" drives can't handle larger NASes than the ones they're designed for (e.g. 2-4 bay system is a small NAS), but the "larger system" drives can handle small NASes (e.g. 6-8 bay system is a large NAS); in most cases enterprise NAS/RAID drives are the ones with bigger and safer works.

These reasons are why you should consider a specialized drive for NAS and RAID rather than an usual desktop drive.

The MTBF means Mean Time Between Failure, and is typical to be characterized for such NAS/RAID drives, usually in hours which usually sum up at around 1 mil.

Whether you'll choose a WD, ... Read more

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I have tried to find the way to do this, but without success as I cannot see the wood for the trees. Any help or URL would be welcome.

I have a mature W7 system, with so many applications loaded that rebuilding from scratch is just not an option. I have a 300MB Velociraptor wholly given over to the OS and another empty 300MB VR. I want to extend, that may not be the right word, my OS to use both disks in Raid 0.

A:Converting to Raid 0 Windows 7, NOT Hardware Raid 0

sorry, a mistake, duplication

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Hello Gurus

Finally coming back here as i cant get help anywhere else for past 3 or 4 days i am trying to get a software raid to work but it is not happing and i am not getting anywhere.

What i am trying to do:
Simple i am trying to setup a Software Raid over file system with paid software called "FlexRAID"
because i am not able to find an alternative to this software i wanted to give it a try as it wont delete my data on drive that are already full

Screen Shots and error logs are available here
Install and setup FlexRAID Combo 1st Time and Need help pls

and description in very extreme details are in this forum
FlexRAID Data Protection ??? - Page 2

Finally orginal issue and why i am going with "FlexRAID" can be found here
Hard drive images are not showing up ?
So can someone please help me with "FlexRAID" issue

I am using Windows 7 x64bit Enterprise with 2 SSD on Hardware Raid 1
Thank you very much

A:Help with Software Raid: Raid over file system "FlexRAID"

Hello Never mind guys i am going to return my unit back and wait on this , i think i am going to be ok

Thanks

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I have moved this thread to WIN 10 as still had no reply or any luck
Also removed my DVD rom and have had the same bsod... any help sincerely appreciated.
Please help. Over the past year I have had the same BSOD continually. See crash dump file below. JMICRON raid driver. I have tried various solutions as a few forums lead me to think it was a SATA HDD port issue. I have swapped ports on HDD etc, absolutely no luck at all. Is it just a simple driver update issue? If so can you please help me work out what I need to do next. Appreciate any help. Everytime it crashes it reboots which is extremely frustrating when I lose info etc...I did notice the BIOS vers 2010, does it have anything to do with an outdated driver?

SPECS

OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Version 10.0.14393 Build 14393
System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model X58A-UD3R
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz, 2794 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Award Software International, Inc. F5, 3/11/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Embedded Controller Version 255.255
BaseBoard Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "10.0.14393.206"
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB
System Information (local)
Computer name: JASON-PC
Windows version: Windows 10 , 10.0, build: 14393
Windows dir: C:\WINDOWS
Hardware: X58A-UD3R, Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
CPU: GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GH... Read more

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I recently built a new computer using the Asus Rampage II Gene motherboard, which uses the ICH10R southbridge and the Intel Matrix Storage Raid controller. Something happened in transport where the setting in the BIOS got reset from RAID mode to IDE mode and now after switching it back to RAID mode the boot process cannot find a bootable device. I checked the bootup priority manager to make sure that was not the issue. I have been trying to use Windows 7 startup repair to fix this problem, but when I attempt to load the x64 RAID drivers for the Intel Matrix Storage controller, Windows install attempts to load them, but then errors out saying "Failed to load driver". I am almost 100% certain these are the correct drivers since I downloaded them from my motherboard's product webpage. I have also tried the most recent drivers directly from Intel. I have tried the other drivers that come with the download for other southbridge's, and I have also tried running Windows 7 x86 install and using the 32-bit drivers, all with the same result. Does anyone have any idea what might be going wrong or how to get around this? My computer is essentially unusable in this state and I would really like to avoid having to reinstall Windows.

Thanks

A:Windows 7 Install cannot load RAID drivers

  
Quote: Originally Posted by nerdBrain


I recently built a new computer using the Asus Rampage II Gene motherboard, which uses the ICH10R southbridge and the Intel Matrix Storage Raid controller. Something happened in transport where the setting in the BIOS got reset from RAID mode to IDE mode and now after switching it back to RAID mode the boot process cannot find a bootable device. I checked the bootup priority manager to make sure that was not the issue. I have been trying to use Windows 7 startup repair to fix this problem, but when I attempt to load the x64 RAID drivers for the Intel Matrix Storage controller, Windows install attempts to load them, but then errors out saying "Failed to load driver". I am almost 100% certain these are the correct drivers since I downloaded them from my motherboard's product webpage. I have also tried the most recent drivers directly from Intel. I have tried the other drivers that come with the download for other southbridge's, and I have also tried running Windows 7 x86 install and using the 32-bit drivers, all with the same result. Does anyone have any idea what might be going wrong or how to get around this? My computer is essentially unusable in this state and I would really like to avoid having to reinstall Windows.

Thanks


Can you boot from the win 7 dvd to bios, or safe boot (F8)?

Ken

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Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but I am fairly new to customizing computors in this way...

I am upgrading by adding a second SATA drive for a RAID 1 setup. I have had no trouble following the available guides to get through the BIOS setup and getting the existing drive copied, etc. My problem is that Windows XP will not load afterwards.

I am suspecting I need to install a driver or something at this point, but I am at a loss as to how to procede. When rebooted with the RAID turned off, the drive is detected by windows just fine.

What step am I missing?

Thanks
 

A:Upgrading to RAID 1 windows load problem

How about providing us with a bit more information about the setup on which you're trying to install Windows ?
 

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Good evening folks, I have a Raid 0 system that would freeze randomly.

I updated to the latest motherboard BIOS(2.00), installed latest intel RST drivers, and even switched my HD's from sata 2 ports to sata 3 ports, as my samsung HD's firmware(1AJ10001) were optimised for sata 3 ports. But the problem persists and escalated to BSOD's.

Before i installed all those updates listed above, it used to be that a hard reset was all thats needed for the Raid 0 to be recognised and bootable. These days I require a CMOS reset, for a HD to be detected in BIOS, before setting up the sata controller to Raid, and finally setting up Boot sequence.

i5-2500k
ASRock p67 pro3
2 x 2g GSkill Ripjaws 1600mhz 7-8-7-24
2 x 500g samsung f3 onboard fake/Intel RST raid 0 (
1 tera samsung f3 storage
Windows 7 64 bit Home Basic OEM
Intel RST 10.6.0.1002
< 1 year usage

attached are :- a.)perfmon report
b.)Windows NT6 BSOD

A:BSOD random, 0x00000024 raid 0 system

Your system is overclocked, noticeably so.
I would remove the clock before seeking to blame all these other things.

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I have a 64-bit Windows 7 system that is functioning fine.  I have two identical hard drives (one is the drive Windows is currently installed on) and want to set up a RAID 1 mirror without reinstalling Windows.  The hard drives are both Western Digital 2TB Black (http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=760).  Both are fairly new and are showing no signs of problems.  My motherboard is the ASRock A770DE+ (http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/A770DE+/).
 
When I go into the BIOS and switch on the RAID and configure it as a mirror, Windows will not boot.  The Windows logo comes up but then I get the blue screen of death with an error code of 0x0000007B.  If I turn the RAID off in the BIOS and reboot, Windows boots normally.  I tried installing both the AMD RAID drivers and RAIDXpert Utility (http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/raid_windows.aspx#2) and changed the registry settings suggested by Microsoft (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976) but nothing has worked so far.  Does anyone know why this might still be happening and how to fix it?  Thanks in advance!

A:Adding a RAID Mirror to my System and Getting BSOD

<<...want to set up a RAID 1 mirror without reinstalling Windows.>> 
 
I don't think that can be done.  In order fot the O/S to be mirrored, it seems that the RAID must already be in place, prior to Windows installation.
 
Just opinion.
 
You are getting the BSOD because the RAID is not properly set up and the system can no longer boot to the single drive with Windows on it, IMO.
 
Louis

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Hey everyone

Several hours ago I woke up, turned on my computer and to my horror, windows did not start regularly.

Instead I got this message on the black screen that appears before windows starts:

"Raid Array

Press F10 to enter raid setup utility"

I then get this message after several seconds of waiting:

"Boot from CD/DVD
Nvidia Boot Agent
Client Mac Address: (lots of numbers here)"
I read some stuff that I found by googling and I suspect that its related to my NIC, but I could be completely wrong here. Anyways I tried disabling it via the BIOS but I couldn't find it. What names can my NIC appear by in the BIOS list?
Or could it be something else?

I tried changing the boot order in BIOS so that the harddisc will be first in priority, but it didn't seem to help.

Please, any help would be greatly appreciated.

I'm an animator and graphics designer and even though I have partial backups of my works, it would suck really bad to lose all of them. I only need windows to load up successfuly once, so that I'll be able to backup everything and then format it if needed.

My comp specs:

Windows XP pro
motherboard GIGA GA-K8NF-9
Processor AMD Athlon 64bit 3000 939
2 x 512/400 DDR RAM
Graphics Card AMD Xt PRO 1950
THANKS!
 

A:Windows won't load, nvidia boot agent & array raid fun

You are getting the msg because the array has problems and the system is attempting to boot from a network.

To fix, you need to first find out if one or more of your drives have failed. Download and run the drive maker's utility for checking drives.

I am guessing you are using raid0 and not 01, 5, 1, etc.
 

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I need some advice on a hardware/software issue. The basics: I have Win 7 Pro 64 bit installed on an ASUS P7P55D LE motherboard which supports RAID 0,1,5 and 10 using Intel Matrix Storage Technology through an on board Intel P55 chip set. The system was assembled in Nov 2009 using two Western Digital Caviar Black 750Gb drives in RAID 1 as Drive C:\. (I now know from Western Digital Customer Service that I shouldn’t have done that, but let’s move on from there). Last December, an error message informed me the RAID array was broken and identified one of the 750 Mb drives as needing replacement. I happened to have a spare 1.5Tb WD Caviar Black at the time, so I pulled the 750Mb drive and replaced it with the 1.5Tb drive. Life was once again ‘good’. Then on July 4th (wouldn’t you know) there was a repeat of the December 2011 error message telling me to replace the other original 750Gb drive. Okay so I had another 1.5Tb WD Caviar Black laying around (please don’t ask) and did a similar swap out. That’s when I emailed WD Customer Support asking about the 750 since their diagnostic software said the drives were fine. That’s when I learned that I should be paying lots more for enterprise quality drives if I want/need RAID. Well that’s not what ASUS says in their advertising, but live and learn. All that’s prologue, because my real question is whether it’s possible to break the hardware-based RAID 1 array and set up a W... Read more

A:Hardware RAID 1 to Windows 7 RAID 1

You might be able to break it if it is truly RAID1, but I would think you'd need to run a repair to get it booting again. But, we can back up a step. Why bother with RAID at all? It's wasted on a single user desktop, especially for mirroring. It isn't a good backup method, so why use it?

If it was my system, I'd run one drive internally, cut into C and D partitions, then stick the other drive in an external housing to use as a backup drive. No need to overcomplicate a system setup, and no need to mess with dynamic drives.

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Hello all,

I had to move the hard drive that I installed W7rc on to a SATA port that is configured in the BIOS as a raid. Now it will not startup because it needs the raid driver installed.

How can I install that driver?

I have tried "Startup repair" and it tells me it can not fix the problem. I tried to do an upgrade and you all know what it said. Must boot into that os first then do the upgrade.

Any help here would be greatly appreciated and thanks in advance!

A:Windows 7 raid driver

Configure the port as non-raid in bios, unless you are running an array with it already.

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Hi,
First time on this site so forgive me if I dont have all the info.
Loading Windows 7 on a new computer.
Trying to sort out this raid issue.
Computer is :
Gigabyte GA-EP45T-Extreme
Processor : Intel Quad Q9400 LGA775
Ram : 4gb
Hard Drives : 3 x 1 Tb Seagate
Video Card : Radeon HD 4890

I've enabled the raid 5 in the BIOS
I've downloaded the driver from the Gigabyte Disc onto a flash drive
When I load Windows 7 it says " Windows cannot be installed to this disc. This computers hardware may not support booting to this disc. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computers BIOS menu"

I've checked and rechecked the BIOS and stuffed if I can find this or is my frustration getting the better of me ?
I also downloaded the MSM64 Driver in the Gigabyte disc and that the one I copied to the flash drive.

Confused ?......I am....anyone help me with this before I lose it ?

A:Windows 7 Sata Raid Driver

Download these drivers: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=2101&DwnldID=17882〈=eng

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Hello! I've got a new (currently unprovisioned) HP EliteBook 840 G3 Notebook PC that I would very much like to drop Windows 7 (64-bit) Enterprise onto.  But, while trying to setup the OS via either a DVD-ROM drive or a USB drive, I get the following message from Windows Setup after clicking "Install Now": "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now." If one of your awesome technicians could direct me to where that driver is and how to install it, I would be much appreciative.  Thanks,Nick

A:Windows 7 RAID Driver for HP EliteBook 840 G3 Notebook PC

This usually works:https://youtu.be/2OqgLVQpn_o

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I am running 7 pro 64bit on a ASUS p8p67 deluxe mobo and I copied all data from my 1tb storage D: drive to a backup external and proceded to install raid 5 with 3 single 1tb drives and the raid is up an running. However using Intel Rapid Storage Technology to setup the raid inside windows I had to use the drive letter R: because D: was not available in the list option. When I start some programs, the program is looking for the data on D: drive. Is there any way to change the letter of my raid storage from R: to D:?

Thanks
Jeff

A:RAID 5 switched from single storage to raid 5, lost drive letter

It's possible the cd-rom/dvd drive assigned itself as d: before the new raid was created.
This should be solvable using the windows disk management tool if that's the case.

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I ordered a 3620 with 2 hard drives configured for RAID 0. It has already shipped. I realize now that I made a mistake and should have ordered the RAID 1 configuration. I realize this will reduce my total drive capacity.
Also, I'm planning on adding a 3rd HDD that I do not wanted to be included in the RAID. Any help on switching RAID levels and adding the 3rd drive would be appreciated. I'm expecting the machine to arrive tomorrow.
Thanks.

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I've got two identical WD VelociRaptor 1TB Drives.
One has been setup as a storage drive for a long time, and I'm finally getting around to setting the other one up as a RAID 1 mirror.
Both were bought at exactly the same time.
I see this website, showing how to perform the feat on a PowerEdge Server: [https://markmcb.com/2015/07/21/reconfigure-dell-perc-h310-raid-0-to-raid-1/]
But pressing F10 on my system does nothing at all.
Is something like this possible on a Precision T5600? Or is this just a server capability?

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I've got two identical WD VelociRaptor 1TB Drives.
One has been setup as a storage drive for a long time, and I'm finally getting around to setting the other one up as a RAID 1 mirror.
Both were bought at exactly the same time.
I see this website, showing how to perform the feat on a PowerEdge Server: [https://markmcb.com/2015/07/21/reconfigure-dell-perc-h310-raid-0-to-raid-1/]But pressing F10 on my system does nothing at all.
Is something like this possible on a Precision T5600? Or is this just a server capability?

A:Precision T5600 w/ PERC H310 - Adding a drive and going from RAID 0 to RAID 1

F10 is not for Desktops.How to set up Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller H310 cards on a Precision workstationDell PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) storage controller cards H310, H710, H710P, or H810 on Dell Precision workstations T1600, T3600, T5600, or T7600. For more specific information on the controller card or workstation, refer to that product’s user guide.To install the PERC    Turn off your workstation and all attached peripheral devices.    Disconnect your workstation from the electrical outlet and remove the workstation cover.    Insert the PERC into the SLOT1 (preferred) or SLOT4 expansion slots.        Earlier T7600 workstation may need to use SLOT4 because the HDD data cable is not long enough to reach to SLOT1.    Connect the hard disk drive (HDD) data cable to the H310 connector labeled A SAS.    Connect the AUX_LED cable to the H310 connector labeled SAS_ACT_LED_Conn.    Install HDDs in the desired order, starting with 0 as the first HDD and note the HDD numbers.        For T7600, HDD numbers 0-3 are available with a single HDD data cable with upgrade options for 4-7.        For T5600 and T3600, HDD numbers 0-1 are available with a single HDD data cable with upgrade options for 2-3.    Replace your workstation cover.    Reconnect your w... Read more

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Yesterday I woke up to find my computer had bluescreened overnight. scsiport.sys was in the bsod message, and the stop error code was 7a.

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0x0000007A: KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR
(Click to consult the online MSDN article.)
A page of kernel data was not found in the pagefile and could not be read into memory. This might be due to incompatible disk or controller drivers, firmware, or hardware.

* Windows NT 4.0 Setup Troubleshooting Guide {KB 126690} NT 4 (Recommendations for the current error message are buried down inside this article, which isnít necessarily limited to NT 4.)
* Connecting a Hard Disk Drive in Slave Only Mode Leads to System Halt During Resume From Standby {KB 330100} Win XP SP1 (Windows installed on a slave drive.)
* BIOS Manufacturers Should Not Clear the IDE Decode Enable Bit in _STM ACPI Method {KB 913379} Win 2000, Win XP, Server 2003, Vista

via: http://aumha.org/a/stop.htm

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The system has preformed fairly flawlessly up to this, save for a CPU fan error which I may have caused in testing (note to self: never detach a system fan while the computer is running JUST to see if the fan readout/warning system works....) and bluescreens a while back because I had both DVD drives set to cable select.

I rebooted several times and the system did not find a bootable drive - it would just hang at the cursor that displays before the XP splash screen appears. Once, my raid utility reported my RAID 0 failed. I have two Seagate 320G... Read more

A:Solved: RAID boot issues - disappearing disk - RAID question

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Hello, I have a computer that I am trying to make boot and load files much faster. I have two-36 GB 10,000 rpm raptor hdds. My system does not support SATA II and I was wondering if I should upgrade to two ssds. And does RAID-0 only work with two hdds or does it work with more? And are there any faster RAID types if I had four hdds?
 

A:Which RAID type is optimal for these specs?

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hallo, everyone. i hope someone can help me with this. What is ATA 100/133 RAid. I don't understand what is Raid. is it a speical funtion or what. also, what is the difference between single sided memory and double sided memory. Can we combine both type of memory into a motherboard or just only all single side memory module on all slot or we can combine both single sided memory and double sided memory. What is the a memory bandwidth? hehe, is it depends on the motherboard or what please help me. Thanks you!!!!
 

A:Question about ATA 100/133 Raid, and memory Type!!!!

1. What are you trying to do?

2. Do you have any idea about what you are doing?

3. Buy a static wriststrap! (Or risk frying your 'puter)

As for your Q's...

RAID is short for Redundant Array of Independent Disks.
This means that is stores the same data on several disks, which reduces the chances for loosing data if you computer/on of your harddrives crash/-es... It can also be used to stripe data across several disks, which allows for faster read/write operations...

It was usually only used with servers, but are now getting more and more common with desktops.. (Though most of those are built by the users, and not store bought)

ATA is short for Advanced Technology Attachment. That is again a specification for data transfers on the IDE bus... (what you connect regular harddrives to)
The number behind it tells you the maximum transfer capability the drive/controller has...
If it says ATA 100, it has a theoretical maximum transfer capability of 100MB/s etc... You'll never (or at least not outside a special lab) reach these speeds, but you'll notice a speed increase from the lower specs... ATA133 is new and supports all the older transfer speeds...
So if you are buying a new mobo (motherboard), you should choose one which has an ATA133 IDE controller...
If you're buying a harddrive, compare the prices on the ATA100 drive and the ATA133... Choose the one which fits your budget best...

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Hi Everyone,

I've recently had some trouble installing a RAIDO disk configuration under Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (see my 3rd reply here Help Needed....BSOD during Windows 7 Installation suspect that the drivers aren't quite Windows 7 "compatible", and are responsible for the problems.

I'm wondering if anyone here knows whether there are updated Windows 7 x64 drivers available for the Intel ICH8R/ICH9R/ICH10R/PO/PCH SATA RAID Controller distributed by Gigabyte? I've googled and searched the Gigabyte website, but I can't find the same files as shown on the original CDROM in the attached image.

These files are from late 2009, and I wonder if there has been an update that might fix the issues I have. This is for a Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3P Rev.1.0 motherboard.

Thanks,
Golden

A:Intel RAID Controller Driver - Windows 7 Ultimate x64

They have 2010 year drivers on the Gigabye site for your board. 12-9-2010 on the Intel
Click the download tab, select OS
GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1156 - GA-P55A-UD3P (rev. 2.0)






Quote:
Intel SATA RAID DriverOS:Windows XP 32bit,Windows XP 64bit,Windows Vista 32bit,Windows Vista 64bit,Windows 7 32bit,Windows 7 64bit,Windows Server 2003 32bit,Windows Server 2003 64bit
10.0.0.10469.19 MB 2010/12/09

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I bought an asus a8v-e deluxe motherboard about 5 months ago and formatted my 160gb seagate sata drive. The difference this time is that when I pressed F6 on boot setup screen the drivers did not work. So as a temporary mesure I put suse linux 10 on my computer but still wish for windows xp. I have only 1 HDD and my asus motherboard driver cd will only extract the floppy disk stuff to the floppy disk if your using an a8v series motherboard. I have windows xp pro retail version and xp home oem version and nether of them worked.

Please help.
 

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Hi all...thanks to all those experts helpin us noobs out

Anyway...I have a MB that won't recognize any floppy drives (i think the connector on the MB is spent) so I've had to slipstream my windows XP cd with my Raid drivers (promise 378 raid- fasttx2k.sys)
I have this raid setup...2x 80 gb maxtors RAID0, partitioned into D and E and I am trying to get windows XP onto the D:
In order to slipstream..i've had to install XP in a non raid format onto my C: drive which is my 3rd drive. Now....using my slipstreamed CD with the fasttx2k driver on it...I got windows installed onto C with no problem...when I try to install windows XP onto my D: drive on the array..here's what happens:

I see the fasttrack driver is now being loaded as the install progresses...when asked what partition to put the OS on..both partitions on the array look ok with the correct NTSD format and correct sizes...and with the original C drive with the successful XP disconnected, I see the option to load XP onto my array whcih is now listed as C....windows goes great until the very end...when it should go to the final reboot and then open to the desktop...I either
1) see the black screen with the windows logo for a second..then a flash of a BSOD message...then a reboot
2) a reboot just before I should see the black windows log screen

Windows now attempts to reboot and i will get to the screen to opt into safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, last known good config etc...but no matter wh... Read more

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Hi,

I have been trying to instal Win 7 Home Premium in G30 running Win XP (Media Edition) without success.
The issue is Toshiba Raid driver is missing.

I have since download and install new driver (V1.10.0016).
Still Win 7 upgrade s/w didn't recongise.

Has everyone successfully upgraded the OS?
Thank you.

Oz Toshi

A:Qosmio G30: Cannot install Windows 7 due to missing RAID driver

> Has everyone successfully upgraded the OS?
Did you read some of the previous threads crated here in the Qosmio G forum?

For example like this one:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=48489

You could use the Vista RAID driver in order to install Win 7.
Its works properly as it was mentioned in the other thread.

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I have a Toshiba Qosmio G25-AV13 laptop and there is no way to disable RAID so i have JBOD setup on both.

I have a RAID system setup as JBOD on both drive in my laptop and I formatted using DBAN... Now i boot with Windows XP Pro so i can install it and it only recognizes one of my drives. I loaded my RAID drivers. I go ahead and try to install XP on it anyway. I tried to format the drive again using FULL format, i tried a Quick Format, and I also tried leaving it as is. It will install the setup files and reboot my computer. So i take out the XP disc but then it doesnt recognize any disks. Does anyone know how i can reinstall XP back on this sysetm or how I can get XP to recognize both my drives even if i slipstreamed my RAID drivers in it already.
I have 2 60gig SATA hard drives in my laptop.
 

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Just received a new hp computer I ordered with two raid drives. It gives instructions on how to create a volume, but unfortunately, they already created the raid drives as 0. How do I change volume from 0 to 1 as I want to run mirrored drives. Any suggestions? Drives are Intel.
 

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I have a computer running XP which was built with a pair of 80 GB hard drives which have met their limit in terms of free space so the user is wanting to upgrade. These drives appear to be running in some kind of RAID setup via the motherboards built in RAID feature (not a PCI card running this setup). This is the first time I've encountered a RAID setup in a home-based PC.

One other minor problem I have is this motherboard (an Asus ABN-VM) only has two SATA ports, which are both used, so I'm going to have to clone to an external drive as an image file and then connect the new single 500 GB drive and clone back from that image to the new drive. However, come to think of it, I have an adapter that would allow me to connect the new drive to the PC via USB so... scratch that concern I guess.

I decided to take the plunge and see what Clonezilla would do with the external USB drive I have and the two 80 GB drives in the PC. When the main menu appeared I told it that I wanted to work in device_to_image mode and then told it to mount all drives. It then asked me to select the drive I wanted to use as the source but it presented both drives as individual drives, not a single mirror as I was expecting the motherboard to present it as. So... don't know what to do from here.

Perhaps there's another cloning utility out there I could run from within Windows or could boot from a disc that would recognize this array and clone it to a single drive properly. Any suggest... Read more

A:Need to clone a RAID mirror (two drives) to a non-RAID, single HD

If the drives are mirrored then imaging one drive should be all you need. If the drives are striped then the two drives are being combined together to make ~160GB drive.

I guess to determine this, what is the capacity of the main 'logical' drive? 80 or 160'ish?
 

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Hi..thanks for the help...I have XP installed on a non raid drive C: I am trying to install XP on a RAID0 set up.....I have tried to install the raid set up but the puter reboots after a BSOD right when it tries to get to my desktop...is it because of some conflict with another OS on the non raid drive? I tried to disconnect the non raid drive before booting up the raid XP but still..no dice...any ideas?
Thanks
FoxK
 

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My mum recently gave her computer to me since she got a netbook and thought that she wasn't getting enough use out of such a computer. An error message kept showing up when I powered on the computer, apparently this had been showing up for some time.
It was on the Intel Matrix Storage Manager before Windows started, one of the physical disks were listed in red. However, the computer was still in full working order, but I wanted to get rid of the screen that kept coming up, so in an attempt to fix it, I went into the Matrix Storage Manager's configuration utility and not knowing what it would do, reset the disk listed in red to Non-Raid.

Now ever since I've done that, I've seen nothing except the BIOS, all that comes up after the Matrix Storage Utility now is a device listing and it says at the bottom 'DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER'. I inserted an OS disk and nothing would come up. Since then, the closest thing I've had to progress was by going into the BIOS settings and changing the hard disks SATA mode to 'IDE'.
After setting it to that, the Matrix Storage Utility doesn't show up, which I thought was a good sign at first, but then afterwards the same final screen shows up, but the message at the bottom had changed.

'Boot from CD:'
(Then after a couple of seconds loading it comes up with)
Missing Operating System

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A:Solved: Reset my Raid 0 Array to Non-Raid and now nothing's working, help please :(

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hello everyone,

I am thinking to renew the whole data in current raid1 array md0. My environment is:

raiddev /dev/md0
raid-level 1
persistent-superblock 0
chunk-size 16
nr-raid-disks 2
nr-spare-disks 0
device /dev/hdb1
raid-disk 0
device /dev/hdd1
raid-disk 1

this '/dev/md0' is /home, so I'm not booting from this disk and the other file systems including root and /boot are on /dev/hda.

What I want to do is to renew the whole data in /home.

Is there any way to do this by switching /dev/hdd1 with all new data copied, then sync this new data to the other raid disk (/dev/hdb1) : FROM /dev/hdd1 (the disk just added with new data) TO /dev/hdb1 (currently active raid disk)??

Usually, after switching the HDD to new one, data in /dev/hdb1 is to be copied to /dev/hdd1 for recovery. But in my case, I want to do the opposite.

I would be so appreciated by all your helps,
Thank you,
 

A:RAID question: how can I renew the data in raid array?

I'm not sure what you want to do.. You want to copy something to the /dev/hdd disk (from another computer maybe) and then copy the data from /dev/hdd to the RAID array?

Since you are using RAID1 then it should be fairly simple.
You just simulate disk failure by removing /dev/hdd. You could do this by making the hdd drive hdc instead (jumper it to be the secondary master). Now you mount the "hdc" drive (that really was you hdd) and copy whatever you want to /dev/md0.
Since it's a RAID1 array then all the data that goes to md0 is written to hdb and when the /dev/hdd comes back the RAID is syned onto both disks again.

I'm not sure if that makes any sense to you. Can't be less obscure than your post though
 

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could I add an internal non-raid hard disk drive to my computer and leave my 3 other hard disk drives in a raid 5 configuration?
ASUS tech support said that I could add optical DVD/CD drives to my SATA connections on my mobo is that correct? The mobo manual does not indicate that I can so I don't know if I should believe the tech guy or not (unless the information is buried deeply and briefly in the manual - I sure can't find it in the manual). My IDE controller on the mobo seems to be failing so I want to replace my IDE dvd and cd drives with SATA optical drives.

DVD Burner: Lite - on LH-20A1H-186
CD Burner: Lite - on LH-52R1P-185
Case: Silverstone SSTemjinTJ06
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
CPU Cooler: ZALMAN 9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball
Fax modem: Encore ENF656-ESW-MOPR
Motherboard: ASUS P5B Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel
Floppy Drive: NEC Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Model FD1231H-302
Power Supply: OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply 100 - 240 V
RAM: Corsair 2 total 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Video Card: eGeForce 8800GTX 768MB
Hard Drves (3): Seagate HD 320G|ST 7K 16M SATA2 ST3320620AS
Raid 5 configuration
 

A:Solved: Non Raid Disk Drive in Raid 5 configuration?

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The computer has been fine for around 2 years, never an issue. About an hour ago I reboot the machine and instead of having my RAID 1 as my C drive, I now have two identical drives, the C drive and the H drive.

How do I get them back to where they belong?

In the BIOS SATA is still set to RAID, and I admit that I didn't do the raid config. I am assuming it was RAID 1 because both drives are still working, just working separately instead of as one.

Any suggestions?

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

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