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Hey guys,

I have my build complete and can't seem to get Windows installed. I created a RAID 0 array with my 2 SSDs, but when I get to Windows installation there aren't any drives displayed.

I tried loading Intel RST drivers and SATA drivers from MSI's website and still not working.

Any ideas?
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Have you got the drives conected to the correct ports and controller ??
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Quote:
Originally Posted by moorhen2 View Post

Have you got the drives conected to the correct ports and controller ??

Yeah, both SSDs are on the Intel X79 controller.

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you try updating your BIOS? or finding more current drivers?
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SUCCESS!!!

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I think what I was doing wrong was not browsing deep enough in the folder containing the driver. Like I though the setup was smart enough to search within the folder you point it to. Turns out, I had to point it to the EXACT folder containing the .inf file.

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lol nice
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post

lol nice
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post #8 of 8
Having the same problem with MSI Big Bang Extreme II. Can you be more specific as to the drivers that you loaded during the windows install.
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