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Old December 20, 2012, 12:43 AM
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Default New RAID 1, Major Windows issues

Hi guys, Trying to setup these 2 new systems. Working on #1 and here is whats going on.

System will contain:

1 - 128gb SSD - Bood Drive

2 - 2TB HDD - RAID1

Here is what I've done. Keep in mind I've never worked with an SSD before nor have I ever done any work wtih RAID Arrays.

*Installed SSD
*Installed Windows 7 Pro
*Installed other Programs.

*Installed both 2TB hard drives.
*Enabled RAID in Bios and ran the RAID configure program.
*Setup both Hard Drives into the RAID and left the SSD out.
*Windows will no longer boot. It goes to the flash screen then reboots computer.
*Can't reinstall windows 7 from the DVD as it says there is no Driver support for the DVD drive that its reading from.

I can provide more information if its needed. Any help would be greatly appreciated as one of these is a christmas gift!
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Old December 20, 2012, 01:04 AM
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It is because you changed the controller and didn't update the driver for the SATA/RAID controller within your OS.

How to: Change SATA Modes After Windows 7 Installation actually does a good job of explaining....

You will have to boot back into windows under AHCI vs RAID to do this. Not that big of a deal.
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Old December 20, 2012, 03:37 PM
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Thanks for the info, it didnt work unfortunatly.

Heres where I'm sitting now.
Formatted the SSD so im starting from scratch. I have a total of 4 Sata devices.

DVD Drive

When I load the bios in default settings it finds all 4 of them although it says that the 2 HDDS are Master and Slave.

As soon as I set RAID and restart it no longer sees the 2 HDDS in the bios. BUT it ONLY sees the 2 HDDS in the CTRL+F Raid utility....

I'm not at the PC right now but is there anything obvious im doing wrong here?

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Old December 20, 2012, 03:55 PM
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Build the RAID array on the Intel ports and stick the SSD/DVD on the Marvell ports and enable the Marvell ports if not already done.
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