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post #11 of 60
Check your BIOS for any SATA options.
Oh yeah, if you see the POST screen, does your harddrive appear there?
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my bios is detecting the drives...
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post #13 of 60
You need to install the RAID drivers that came with your computer. They will be on a floppy disk (probably). These drivers are what allow windows to detect your raid. Without them you will keep recieving the message you have been getting. When you start installing windows you will see a message that says "Press F6 to install 3rd party RAID drivers" (or something like that), press F6, and continue installing windows as usuall. Later in the installation you will come to a screen that prompts you to install the Raid Drivers, install both of the raid drivers (there should be 2) that are on your floppy. Continue with the installation. Windows will then detect your raid. Good luck!

EDIT: Also, as has been said, make sure that RAID is enabled in your bios.
post #14 of 60
RAID driver for GA-8I945P-G

You'll need to use 3.5" disk with this driver. Just execute the file and it'll create the files needed.

You'll see a message "Press F6 to install a SCSI or whetever" (sorry but I dont remember the exactly message) when you start your installation. Hit F6 and choose your floopy unit (A:\\) and let it load the files. After it finishes just continue with your installation.
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u-side from the op sayen there not installed im getting this new message when i try to boot from HD "NTLDR is missing"
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post #16 of 60
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u-side from the op sayen there not installed im getting this new message when i try to boot from HD "NTLDR is missing"
NTLDR is part of the boot process, basically its a file that allows windows to boot. That means the install was corrupted. You need to do a re-install or you need to repair your windows installation.
post #17 of 60
When this happened to me awhile back, (I think it was while trying to play Ghost REcon: Advanced Warfighter) it would cause my computer to lock up then on reboot it wouldn't recognize hard drives, all I did was reboot from the Windows XP CD, do the repair command, then when it goes to the dos screen just type exit or reboot. And when I started back up it worked just fine.
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i tryed the rerpair and it gives me the error "no hard disks found"
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post #19 of 60
Ok, windows is still not picking up your raid in that case, which would explain why the boot loader file is missing (if it cant detect the raid it cant find a file on the raid). Just to make sure we are on the same page, you have enabled RAID on SATA ports 1/2/3/4 through your bios, or you have enabled EIDE RAID through your bios correct? Also, you have a floppy disk that contains the 3rd Party RAID drivers that came with your motherboard correct?
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no iv swited them to ata and i have no drivers accept for the seagate hard drive formater
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