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Raid setup needs Vista disk to boot

Discussion in 'Storage' started by ChiSox, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. ChiSox

    ChiSox

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    My first Raid setup

    P5N32-E SLI
    Nvidia Raid Setup through Bios
    (2) 74GB Raptors Stripped

    Installation of Vista went perfect but wasnt able to load nvidia drivers it kept giving me a blue screen so I used the Vista default(may be where the prob is from)

    When I boot the computer without Vista CD in drive it wont boot... says invalid system disk...then I pop the disk in an press enter and it boots fine.....

    Is it an issue that the nvidia raid driver werent used during the install

    Please help
     
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    I use NVIDIA raid controller before (590 chipset), what I did is:

    Install using Vista's driver first, and then install the chipset driver from the cd after the Windows is installed. I did same thing with my current setup (Intel controller), and it's working perfectly.
     
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    Hey thx for the quick response Kid I checked the hard drive setting in bios and it didnt have the array as the first hard drive to boot so I changed it and its all good....I was wondering a striped array combines the sizes of the two drives, then read and writes to both?? Cause my 74gb raptors show up as one 140gb drive...
     
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    Yeah, it splits data to all the disks, so all the disks write or read at the same time.
     
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